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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Once again, I started with a simple idea for one blog photo -- a close-up of a cork and corkscrew -- and wound up expanding it into quite a few variations. 

These wine glass shots were lit with two Nikon SB-900 flash units aimed at the white wall behind.  There is no other illumination on the foreground.  I used the SB-900's because they can actually keep up with the motor drive on my Nikon D3s and D3x.  As a result, I was able to obtain four or five consecutive bursts during the pour.  The SB-900 units also have a shorter flash duration than studio strobes.  This freezes the action better and yields a crisper image with no blurring.

The bubbles in the white wine glass were formed by the same method I used for the soap bubble photos from the January 26th blog entry.

The lighting here is exactly the same as above.  All I added was a small, black card behind the glass as a dark background.  The light from the strobe-lit wall wrapping around the black card was enough to highlight the bottle, the sides of the glass, and the wine.

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