A Flash in the Pan

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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedDecember 4, 2010
TakenNovember 7, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/20 sec at f/5.6
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length48 mm
ISO800
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While attempting to get a good shot of my tea kettle with steam coming out, I decided that I would get better light with a diffused flash. OOPS...forgot that there would be a reflection on the stainless steel! From all angles, I never did really get a good shot of the steam spewing out. My tension was definitely building!

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  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (4 Dec 2010):

    I feel the tension building about to erupt...That would make a person steamed off...Photography can have its tense moments..Think of the bright side...you got a good reflection from all sides:)

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (4 Dec 2010):

    I just love the idea, and the reflections too!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (4 Dec 2010):

    Now there's an original take on tension,,great entry Don

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (4 Dec 2010):

    LOL as I envision you searching for the perfect shot! Good entry!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Dec 2010):

    Killer entry.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (5 Dec 2010):

    great detail

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (5 Dec 2010):

    "A tempest in a teapot" Ok, wierd I guess but I understand your tension trying to get this shot. LOL

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2010):

    This is so creative, Don! I love examining the reflections in this teapot. It seems as if I'm peeking around in your lovely kitchen!! When I look at this capture, a crystal ball comes to mind.....where one could look into the crystal ball and see all sorts of things. Fantastic photo!!!!! Very creative!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 Dec 2010):

    This is when bounce lighting comes in very handy. A great entry.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   said (6 Dec 2010):

    Actually it WAS bounce lighting! LOL

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (6 Dec 2010):

    Great idea Donald!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (7 Dec 2010):

    Love Warren's description!! Definitely a worthy entry.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (10 Dec 2010):

    Very nice entry!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (15 Dec 2010):

    LOL! It is a very good shot. Maybe you should have let Susan capture the steam coming out of your ears.

  • Karen Lee Lewis

    Karen Lee Lewis said (21 Dec 2010):

    good title

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