Who Murdered The Trees?

©Steve Chong


Tech Info

Who Murdered the Trees

Camera: Canon EOS/1V
Lens: Tamron SP90mm
Film: ASA100
Aperture: F4
Shutter: 3s
Filter: Polarizing Filter
Light: Natural Light
When passing by  the forest today I was upset to see someone has chopped down the trees. I picked up a remaining leaf from a tree, went home and setup this shot.

This shot was taken, as it is no double-exposure was applied. The idea is to let the leaf pass through the rope and dropped on the surface. To display motion, I figured doing it in 3 seconds would be nice.
1 - Shoot the leaf as it is.
2 - Leaf dropping.
3 - Leaf landed.

I tied the leaf with a black string and trying to figure out the best way to cut the string without much vibration. After numerous attempts, I found out that using a candle to burn the string proves to be the most effective method and it certainly minimized vibrations. However, I have to keep mumbling 1,2,3 to get the correct timing. First second, press shutter on cable release, on the 2nd second, I burned the string. After tireless attempts, this was the result.

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