This week’s theme is “Lighting” and there’s been some REALLY stunning and creative submissions so far. For my submission, a couple of things that I ordered in preparation for this year’s solo and rallycross seasons arrived. So I don’t have to use a loaner helmet this season, I finally bought my own. Last year, I had a hard time keeping my butt in the seat. The CG Lock that Brian, one of my fellow photographers at OpenPaddock.net, gave me does a good job, but I have a lot of mass to try and contain so I also got a racing harness. Hopefully the new harness will keep me from sliding around so much.

On to the photo! I set the helmet and harness on our black velvet backdrop and removed every light source I could find. If you look at the visor, you’ll see the dim red reflection of a light in the kitchen I didn’t think would show. ..it showed. I set the exposure for 4 seconds which gave me time to position an LED flashlight filtered by a blue plastic toddler’s plate. Could I have spent a gazillion dollars on gels and variable power strobes? Sure, but I’m cheap. I had the flashlight and a cleanish plate at hand.

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Here are the EXIF data.

Camera Nikon D90
Exposure 4
Aperture f/6.7
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash

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