Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Match


Heres the story :)

i was basically sick at home and had nothing to do! while making my lunch i saw the matchbox and thought of clicking some matchsticks and then came the thought of giving high speed a shot :)

i got a stack of cd's and kept the camera on it (tripod was too high) got a table lamp and set it up to face the matchbox.. used the macro filter and turned macro mode on and just took some test shots and the lighting seemed perfect. camera settings were on 1/1000 and f2.8 (yeah 2.8) don't remember the iso settings.. continuous mode (5 only thats all my cam gives at 3mp). hooked up the camera output to the tv so that i could lock the focus without being in all twisted positions to look at the lcd. shooting was one hand on the shutter release and the other holding the match with one leg behind the cd stack providing support and the other behind the matchbox! luckily the matchbox was the big one :)

Shoot Stats :
Time : 30-45 mins
Matchsticks used : ~75 to 80
Shots taken : ~200
Shots with match in frame : ~10
Shots with match on fire and frame : 5
Shots with match on fire and in frame and in focus : 3

this is one of the three which i liked.. it was real fun! next time will try something with the air gun ;)

18 comments:

adel said...

Awesome. How the hell did you do that? Is this why you didnt turn up today - experimenting, huh?

hiten said...

awesome..i guess there is no other word to describe this.Only one suggestion think of a better name for it :)

Oscar said...

Damn, Nish!!! And YOU tell ME about how my shot of some silly birds must've been hard to get?!?! This one IS an acomplished beauty! Are you gonna share the secret of this one with us, lesser shutterbugs as we are?

Maran said...

Cool! Two thumbs up :)

dubh said...

Oooooh, a really nice shot! :)

Sudarshan said...

Oh..awesome man..I have no words to compliment this! Tooooo good.

said...

Mind blowing, man! What a timing, what a perfect lighting.

Share some serects. Your setup of lighting, camera settings, and number of attempts ... would love to hear the story behind it.

Srikanth said...

amazing..
you just freezed the action. perfect precision man. truly an amazing piece.
please share the story...

:: S-a-t-z :: said...

Cool Nish... gr8 shot:-)
When ur sick also u dont forget to shoot.. gr8 man :-)

owen said...

you have an waful lot of patience!! well done, this capture is fantastic. Thanks for the lowdown on how you captured it!

Oscar said...

Remember when I told you that a good photo should not only tell a story on its own, but also should be able to say something about the photographer as well? Now I know you are a very patient and through perfectionist. Way to go! Keep at it; we'll enjoy.

Suyog said...

SUPERB picture Nish! Definitely one of your best. Thanks so much for telling all of us the story behind the picture. Simply amazing man! You ought to be crowned the king of indoor photography :-)

riff said...

Easily one of the more impressively shots I've seen in a while. I'm definitely going to try it out! :)

Balaji Anand said...

Gr8 shot nish, Lot of effort, impressive
-Balaji

Anonymous said...

This is bad about commenting late, everything you want to say has already been said. Still, excellent pic and patience.

Inkman said...

What mastery! Bravo!

TPK said...

Perfect photo. This should be a poster. My daughter is in to photography, I can't wait to show her.

cadiz12 said...

this is a fantastic shot; technically superb. i'm glad i stumbled onto your site.