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    The break -- 8 ball

    I bought an (expensive) ND filter and wanted to try some second curtain flash. By virtue of trial and error, my mate and I got a few acceptable frames, but the physical setup of the table was a little restricting.
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    That looks like fun and it has worked reasonably well.
    I particularly like the trail of the white ball as it has changed direction.

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    Prof. Julius Sumner Miller would have been impressed!

    Nicely done. Maybe a lower angle next time.
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    HA, that is an interesting photo. I would have never thought of trying such a shot. Kool
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    Hey now that's a good idea that came off very well....good stuff graeme

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    yep very interesting, shows the second curtain flash effect very well.
    Cheers David.

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    nic ework Graham. I have been meaning to try this for a long time on our table. I think you would have to try lots of shots to get a good one.
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    Thanks fellas. I took quite a while to get the settings somewhere near right -- we did that using only the white and one ball.
    Then I got a dozen or so shots that are sort of OK and then we adjourned for a "pick-me-up".

    That was the end of that exercise!

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    Agree , great itdea and image.
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    Hi Graham

    In checking on my posts today - Decided it was time I started concentrating on my photography again.

    I spent time reading properly what I should have done months ago.

    Your wonderful shot on " The Break - 8 Ball" could you tell me what settings you used on your camera i.e. a tutorial on what you did .

    How did your Great Ocean Road shots come out using your ND filter?

    My problem that I lack confidence in even trying these sorts of shots, especially with my new Nikon D700 ( which I find so complicated).

    regards

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    I took quite a few break shots on my friends full size billiard table. I got him to practice doing the break and hitting the white at a consistent speed every time.
    I pushed the shutter as he hit the white ball from the other end of the table and simply experiment until I got the effect I wanted.
    This shot was taken at ISO 1600 because fo the poor light. It was taken with the Canon 10-22 at 22mm and f/4.5. The camera was on AV and the shutter speed was 0.3 of a second.

    I have not got the shots I wanted of the Great Ocean Road -- I just can't crack the right weather when I am over there.

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    Thanks for your response

    best regards

    Sue

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    Great idea Graham. Looks good.
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