Sunday, October 28, 2007

Big guns

I was shooting the Tracy High varsity football game last Friday night when journalism teacher Wayne Thallander was showing off his latest piece of photo equipment. It is a fresnel lens attachment for his electronic flash.

Using the same concept that allows lighthouse to send a beam of light miles out to sea the attachment focus the flash power to illuminate a subject much further away than normal.

It seems to work ok, I wanted to try to bounce the light off a low flying Russian spy satellite but I didn’t want to start another war.

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