Seiko SKX419K and SKX405K -- Violent Crabs attack Innocent Divers in Hua Hin
(6) -- 2. March 2002
Seiko SKX419K and SKX405K, both Caliber 7S26
Photos by Reto Castellazzi
|Camera:||Nikon Coolpix 995|
regular overhead fluorescent light
(two regular not color corrected Philips tubes 40 W)
indoor, 2 iron cast crabs, one white mussel shell,
Kleenex tissue box as an improvised tripod, no other aids
and no reflector cards used. All pictures shot of identical setup
|6 pictures (incl. 1 picture of setup)|
About this Series, Saturday March 2nd,
My daughter and wife went to bed early as usual, the beach and sun is very tiring in Hua Hin. Thus I suddenly realized I could use the whole apartment as my photo studio. Those two large iron cast crabs from the living room were always reminding me, I should use them for a photo series. This was the chance!
The biggest problem was the lack of a tripod that is really helpful when shooting close-ups in not ideal light conditions. Finally a Kleenex tissue box turned out to be a reasonable flexible improvised tripod.
Since I was afraid that my watches could suffer from this cannibalistic feast, I was very careful during the setup and did not change the setup after all. Instead I tried to shot the pictures from different angles to "simulate" the progress of the watches being "eaten". This was the fastest series I ever shot, 65 minutes including setup, shooting, processing of the pictures, hosting and posting.