I got the idea to do this shot late in the day so I’d like to try it again when there’s more light and in a cleaner setting like a park. Keane has effectively lost his balloon which was tied to his wrist. Naturally, it didn’t happen as the string was cut only in post .
I didn’t have time to take many exposures (perhaps 10 in all) as the bugs were coming and it was past his bedtime. I used my Cheetahstand QBox 24″ softbox for this. It’s about 6 feet away from him. I shot with my 28mm lens (I was lying on the ground to get it this wide). I had to move around to get the remote flash to fire as it needs line-of-slight… otherwise I would have composed it a bit better.
The main shot was has some motion blur as it was 1 sec. @ f/1.8 @ ISO 400. A different take below was 1/20th sec. @ f/2.5 @ ISO 1600. Which one do you prefer?