Another experiment with the stroboscopic function of my camera and flash.
The main subject is a little transparent ball filled with liquid and glitter. I made it bounce on a flat surface (white cardboard), with the following settings.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D
Focal length 50mm, ISO-100, Aperture f/22, Shutter 1 sec.
Shot in manual mode, using built-in camera flash in “Repeat mode” (Output 1/8, fired 5 times, 5 Hz frequency).
Disco ball to the left reflecting some light from the brooder lamp wich was placed on the right and creating a pattern on the white cardboard background. Processed in Lightroom 3.3, including a bit of split toning, then in Photoshop CS4 for final tweaking.
My conclusions : I should have bought the pink ball instead of clear and silver… It would have been easier to control the overall effect with more contrast to work with. As it is, I made about 175 shots in order to get less than a dozen passable images. Oh well…