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    Tried moving the logs, used Santa's gift-I know it's not present opening day, but I bought it so I knew what it was. Itried the water droplets on the visor but they didn't make that much difference.

    So here they are, stage 2.

    What's next?

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    I like number one, but the fire is too bright. Can you shoot it on manual? Lower the fire? I keep wanting you to try the flash, but I think available light is the way to go here. Maybe a longer exposure with a smaller aperture? I'm just shooting in the dark here. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    I like number one, but the fire is too bright. Can you shoot it on manual? Lower the fire? I keep wanting you to try the flash, but I think available light is the way to go here. Maybe a longer exposure with a smaller aperture? I'm just shooting in the dark here. . . .
    I tried flash and the light was really harsh. It took any warmth from the fire and really looked unpleasant.

    It's only step 2 and there's plenty of dates left.
    I'd hoped the water would work, but it wasn't noticable at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    Tried moving the logs, used Santa's gift-I know it's not present opening day, but I bought it so I knew what it was. Itried the water droplets on the visor but they didn't make that much difference.

    So here they are, stage 2.

    What's next?
    If you want the look of water, especially on as smooth a surface as a plastic visor, mix some glycerin in with water and then spray/drop it on - it will hold in place better. With the low level of light you're working with though, I'm not sure it will have any effect...

    I still like the original set better for some reason
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    Last for today. Happier with the fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post


    Last for today. Happier with the fire.
    The exposure is better here. This is a nice shot.

    If you want to keep playing with it, why not try a more telephoto shot? It would (or could) enlarge or foreground the helmet and push the fire into less focus. Might bring out the detail of water, if you are even still pursuing that course. Might bring out the rondel a bit, too. A production designer might say arrange the gloves in a less haphazard manner.

    I hear what you're saying about the flash. Are you using the on-board flash or an auxiliary? An auxiliary flash sometimes gives the option of shooting at 1/2, 1/4 power, etc. I still think natural light is your best bet. Perhaps focusing the torch on the rondel? I'll bet the lovely Mrs. Lamble would assist.

    I think I said before, if this is the best you get, it's a very good and very creative shot.

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    Sweet!

    And knowing you I'll bet you were as proud of Mac's accomplishments as your own!

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    Congrats, Jim. Nice to see some BeerTeam photos, too. Nice shot in front of the house, though the transvestite Santa makes me a bit uncomfortable.

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    Congratulations, Jim!
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    The photo is a bit out of focus but my best effort with local opportunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calmil View Post
    The photo is a bit out of focus but my best effort with local opportunity.
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