LightningPaul

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Yellow Swing


A little swing for toddlers and small children. Very handy to hang inside your house and useful for rainy days.


TECH-INFO: the swing hangs in a door passage, which is a rather narrow space. I avoided photographing the door frame by using a telephoto lens. Lighting was pretty easy. A speedlight flash standing at the right of me, pointed to ceiling. The angle between the flash direction and the ceiling was around 45 degrees. The ceiling bounced the light to the swing. So it acts as some kind of softbox or umbrella. You can see the reflection of the light if you look at the yellow seat. The shutter time was very high to kill all ambient light. This makes the corridor behind the chair very dark. The floor below the seat, which was lit too, is not visible on the image because of the narrow view of the telephoto lens. During post-processing I only enhanced colors a little bit.

Yellow Swing


A little swing for toddlers and small children. Very handy to hang inside your house and useful for rainy days.


TECH-INFO: the swing hangs in a door passage, which is a rather narrow space. I avoided photographing the door frame by using a telephoto lens. Lighting was pretty easy. A speedlight flash standing at the right of me, pointed to ceiling. The angle between the flash direction and the ceiling was around 45 degrees. The ceiling bounced the light to the swing. So it acts as some kind of softbox or umbrella. You can see the reflection of the light if you look at the yellow seat. The shutter time was very high to kill all ambient light. This makes the corridor behind the chair very dark. The floor below the seat, which was lit too, is not visible on the image because of the narrow view of the telephoto lens. During post-processing I only enhanced colors a little bit.

comments (8)

I always look at the photo first and then the write up, could not make it out what it wa sat first, good capture here
simple and colorful. looks good smile
love the yellow, makes me long for spring
  • pietro
  • Poland
  • 16 Feb 2010, 10:42
Living colour and simple form. There is nothing that could disturb, nice.

P.S. Thanks for so many comments smile
Such a simple picture Paul.
Chapeau bas! Les couleurs et la compo sont parfaites! Bravo.
Nicely worked out shot, Paul. Great colour contrast, too.
The technique you used for this shot really did the trick, Paul. As Derek said, until you read your description, it was rather a puzzle as to what you were looking at. Well thought out image!

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camera NIKON D300
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 72.0mm
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