Look! No drums

Uploaded 17 Jan 2009
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© Richard Seah
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UploadedJanuary 17, 2009
TakenNovember 14, 2008
MakeFujifilm
ModelFinePix S5Pro
Exposure1/25 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length250 mm
ISO2000
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This Indian musician played a ghatam, a percussion instrument which is actually a clay cooking pot suitable for cooking curry.

My challenge in taking this image was, firstly, to avoid the many microphones that surrounded him. There is one on the top right, just millimetres away from his hand.

Another challenge was to get his two hands and one feet into the picture.

As a bonus, I managed to capture one hand still while the other was rapidly beating away.

With my zoom lens set at 250mm (375mm equivalent) and a 1/25 second exposure, I think I did well in keeping the rest of the image still and sufficiently sharp.

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Part of my 10 Tips aricle, On Stage Photography

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  • Wes Bennett

    Wes Bennett gave props (19 Jan 2009):

    Great action shot. Love it.--wes

  • stalker

    stalker (Deleted) said (7 Oct 2009):

    love ghatam sound .)

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