Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Logger's Day

Here's a photo from a few a few years ago that I pulled out for a Garibaldi Times issue on the up coming Logger's Sports weekend in Squamish.

Tech Stuff
I shot this with a D2x camera that has very poor wide angle coverage because of it's 1.5x sensor. Nikon produced a great fisheye lens dedicated to the DX format, the 10.5mm. It's coverage is close to 180 degrees, so you needed to get really close to the action to fill the frame. It doesn't look like it, but the nose of the chainsaw bar was less than 4 inches from the front element. After the shoot, I found that lubricating oil from the saw chain had sprayed all over the front element of the lens.

We shot in the heat of the day, so I put the logger in full silhouette, and had writer Alan Forsythe hold a Nikon SB-800 flash aimed at his face.

Camera: Nikon D2x
Lens: Nikon AF10.5mm f/2.8
Lighting: Nikon SB-800, controlled by a Nikon SU-800

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