Monday, 20 June 2011

Moonlit Memories



This photo is of one of the medals awarded to those people who completed the Moonlit Memories 12 mile fundraising walk last Saturday night / Sunday morning. The walk was in aid of the Rowans Hospice, which I have mentioned in a previous post.

There were over 1600 people registered for the walk.

Whilst I do not know how much was raised this time, the previous 3 walks between them raised over a million pounds for this very deserving charity. They need every penny and it is not too late to sponsor any of the walkers or to make a donation (hint!).

I was really impressed by how well organised the event was too. Registering started at 9pm and was very quick. The walk started at 11pm with people finishing somewhere after 2am, though it took me a little longer. :) Along the way the marshals were excellent, not only helping to ensure we all took the right route but also offering so much encouragement to keep us going. I really appreciated it!

The only bad part was the weather, but a few rain showers didn't seem to bother anyone.

The photo was taken using three flashes, one on-camera acting as both fill light and commander to the two off-camera slave flashes. These were placed either side of the medal and created the highlights and shadows that show the texture. The setup was inspired by a recent post by David Hobby on the Strobist blog, but rather than setting the power manually I am continuing to experiment with E-TTL a la Joe McNally.

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