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Old Apr 11, 2004, 12:41 AM   #1
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Blooms are popping out all over around here...


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Old Apr 11, 2004, 8:54 AM   #2
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Nice composition, however I don't like the lighting. It is obvious that a flash or some other auxilliary light source was used to light the blossoms. I am finding, lately, that I prefer not to use flash unless absolutely necessary. I the case of this scene, since it is a bright sunny day, I would try using a soft white reflector to diffuse and reflect the sunlight to the bottom of the blossoms.

If your camera has this feature, I would try setting flash compensation to about -1.0. Leave exposure composition set to zero. I haven't tried this but I think it would work. It would add light to the flowers but would not be obvious that artificial lighting was used.

Incidentally, I shot almost that exact same picture about a week ago with no flash or reflector. The picture is very clear but the underside of the blossoms needs a little help.
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 4:38 PM   #3
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Nice touch, Kanjii...

Unusual...

It is as if the eye "does not compute"...

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