Day 180: Conch

I have a huge vase of shells we’ve collected from various water vacations. The simplicity of the lines of these shells are just lovely, so I thought I’d shoot another today. The lighting on this conch shell was trickier than the clam I shot yesterday, as the conch face has more depth and it’s tougher to light with a single source. I think it worked out well with the two reflectors, though.

Camera Specs:
1/125 @ f/32, 300m, ISO 100

Light Specs:
Flash: 1 Canon 430 EXII @ 1/16
Modifiers: 32″ round and 12″ X 8″ reflectors
Placement: round reflector – ~ 1.5ft above subject; rectangle reflector – just outside right side of frame angled 45 degrees to subject; flash – ~ 6in. camera left, aimed squarely at rectangle reflector
Triggering Device: Cowboy Studio triggers

Processing LR4 & PSE11


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