Sunday, January 2, 2011
I wanted to catch the action of the colored pencil breaking when I was pressing it down. It was kind of hard to get the pencil focused while smashing the pencil. I kept moving the pencil while pressing it down. Evidently these were the strongest pencils in the world.
I was pretty pleased with the little fragments that shot off from the pencil in the shot. I didn't notice those in the camera, but that's what I was trying to do, only more clearly. I think I needed a higher shutter speed, but evidently my external flash only syncs at a 200th of a second.
Anyway, I want to try this shot again and try to get the fragments a little better, but not too bad for Day 2.
focal length 100mm, macro
tokina 100mm f2.8 lens for canon
flash on, fired, ettl
What would I do different? I think I need to figure out how to use the flash a little better so that I can get those shots at higher shutter speeds. Also, maybe try to find easier-to-break pencils? :)