Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/01/04

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Subject: [Leica] Snowflakes
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 09:48:39 -0500

Mark writes re Jeff Moore's comments on his snowflakes:
"The flash duration in effect becomes your shutter speed.

So you get it.

You get it like you see it.

I also learned this from looking at peoples snap shots. As peoples flash go

off then they don't even know how to turn them off.

Their snap shots of a snow or rain storm looked better than my 8x10's.

So I vowed to experiment with flash on stuff falling from the sky  shots.

- - - -
Many years ago, I picked up one of those cheap strobe lights from a party
store. You know, the kind that used to be popular in discos. It could be set
to flash up to 10 times a second. I think the price was less than $20. I
don't know what use I intended it for, perhaps to take stop motions of fan
blades or drive my cat into epileptic shock. Anyway I aimed it out the
window and photographed a driving rainstorm with the strobe using a 1 second
exposure on the camera. Every raindrop was illuminated by a brief flash a
dozen times before passing out of the frame of view. Spectacular!

I don't know what I did with the photo but I'll try to find it. My son
requisitioned the strobe for a frat party at college and I never saw it

Larry Z

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