Ever have one of those days where you know that you are doing something wrong with your gear – but for some reason it’s just not clicking (so to speak)? I had just such a day recently. I still have the DIY-style radio triggers from Cactus I bought last year (still have not upgraded to the Cybersyncs), and I was trying to light something off camera for a macro shot with this little solution. Try as I might, I could not get the transmitter to fire my 580 when on camera. For the life of me, if I tried one setup, I tried at least several dozen, all to no avail! Finally, in frustration, I tossed the whole thing aside.
Then today, I was considering some advice on blog content to help “promote” archived content. One such technique is to do a theme of “a year ago today…” and reference a post from that same day last year. Well, last year today I did a neat little write-up on…yup, these little Cactus triggers. Lo and behold, the one combination of cables, wires and gadgets I did not try was the one I demonstrated nearly a year ago to the day that does work with these guys. Oh the joys of camera gadgetry! With all the gear and gadgets we own, it’s really amazing that we are able to keep this stuff in our heads as we do. Well, mine must have sprung a leak, because I ended up reading my own blog on how to configure my own gear! Well, thank goodness for the blog, eh?
In honor of finally figuring out (from my own writing no less) how to create the shot I was trying to get, and in kind of a rebirth of the “What’s This?” series from last year, here’s that shot for you today. The first person to guess what this is – wins!
I’ll give everyone a hint – it has to do with photography! 🙂 Oh, and as an aside, I am loving the noise reduction in LR3 Beta 2! I was at ISO 100, but some noise still creeped in – nothing LR3B2 couldn’t cure rather quickly!
Also, in light of it being “tax day” here in the states, to lighten your mood, here’s a laugh from WTD (I’ve not posted one of their cartoons in a while – though I do keep visiting every day!)