As members were turning up, those already present began to take shots of the coking plant as the sun set, exposures getting longer as the night started to set in.
Then came the time to bring in the car, those present were lined up and position with camera on tripod, listening as David talked through the set up, how the effect of the flash units would only be dependent upon our ISO and aperture settings and that the shutter speed would only effect exposure of the background. The flash guns were positioned and set to a power where our cameras needed to be set at ISO200 and and aperture of f/10, it was then up to each photographer to set their own shutter speed and composition- somewhere around a 15s exposure was about right.
And that was the set up, time to fire away. With a 15 second exposure this meant that all of those present were able to shoot at the same time as David triggered the off camera flash whilst all of our shutters were open...a very effective way of a relatively large number of people being able to get shots in a short space of time, particularly given the ever dropping November evening temperatures.
A number of images from the meet are shown in the gallery below, these are images which were shared on our Facebook group page and also formed a 'Your Picture, Our Thoughts' mini meet special at our next club meeting which was an opportunity for members to receive some feedback on their images and compare the different results achieved by those present on the evening.
Another excellent mini meet, greatly enjoyed by all those present and thanks to David Goodier for hosting.