Experimenting some more with remotes during the ice speedskating season. Reach off the Pocketwizrads PlusIII's is incredible long with no misfires when mounted on a metal bridge over the ice, under a metal roof, over 100 meters away. Impressive!
What better way to utilise a bounce umbrella when shooting in the rain...
More to come...
The new Ice speedskating just started under a summerly 24 degrees Celcius. A new season of ice skating pictures with again a few nice teams to shoot for.
Some nice ideas for the coming races but I started with just some ordinary remote cameras on interesting places. Therefor I was abled to shoot two angles at the exact same time resulting in some nice pictures.
I was lucky the national television broadcasted the first race so a big metal scaffold was placed just after the finish. No better place to put a remote camera! Finish for second place from two different angles shows the power of remote cameras.
Not to easy. Action photography using a tilt shift and remote flash. Luckily we got 'tripods' and bubble levels to get everything straight to start with. Used the Pocketwizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5 to fire the remote flash on the bikers.
Using the PC-e 24mm tilt shift lens I maneged to tilt the focal plane in such a way that the bikers in the background and the track in the foreground are both in focus. Due to this change in focalplane direction, the sharpness of the image falls of to the sides.
For the last image I stitched three horizontal images to a vertical panorama. I used the shift function of the tilt shift lens to get the three images without perspective problems. Using this method I turned the Nikon D3s into a 22MP camera.