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Old Nov 22, 2011, 6:58 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by satyamjoshi View Post
no this ain't taken with flash......becoz the hands are not reflects any flash !
That's probably because the flash was high enough so that it didn't fully illuminate them, plus ambient light contributed more to the exposure since the subject was brightly illuminated (so the flash burst was probably very short)..

You can see the camera settings used in that photo's Exif. It was taken with flash.

You may want to consider getting an EXIF viewer so you can see those types of things. ;-)

I just viewed the Exif for that one using Alan Raskin's Exif Viewer, which is a Firefox addon that let's you right click on a photo and select a menu choice to see Exif information when browsing using Firefox (so that you don't need to download the photo first to see settings). There are a number of free Exif viewers available, and many image viewers and editors also let you see Exif information.

Here's that photos's Exif:


Camera Make = FUJIFILM
Camera Model = FinePix F72EXR
Picture Orientation = normal (1)
X-Resolution = 240/1 ===> 240
Y-Resolution = 240/1 ===> 240
X/Y-Resolution Unit = inch (2)
Software / Firmware Version = Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Windows
Last Modified Date/Time = 2011:05:08 20:04:10
Y/Cb/Cr Positioning (Subsampling) = centered / center of pixel array (1)
Copyright Owner =


Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/125 second ===> 0.008 second
Lens F-Number / F-Stop = 11/2 ===> ƒ/5.5
Exposure Program = normal program (2)
ISO Speed Ratings = 1600
EXIF Version = 0220
Original Date/Time = 2011:05:06 21:34:28
Digitization Date/Time = 2011:05:06 21:34:28
Components Configuration = 0x01,0x02,0x03,0x00 / YCbCr
Shutter Speed Value (APEX) = 7/1
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/128 second
Aperture Value (APEX) = 11943/2428
Aperture = ƒ/5.5
Brightness (APEX) = 291/100
Brightness = 7.52 foot-lambert
Exposure Bias (EV) = 0/1 ===> 0
Max Aperture Value (APEX) = 35753/10653 ===> 3.36
Max Aperture = ƒ/3.2
Metering Mode = pattern / multi-segment (5)
Light Source / White Balance = unknown (0)
Flash = Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 41/1 mm ===> 41 mm
FlashPix Version = 0100
Colour Space = sRGB (1)
Image Width = 600 pixels
Image Height = 400 pixels
Focal Plane X-Resolution = 4051/1 ===> 4051
Focal Plane Y-Resolution = 4051/1 ===> 4051
Focal Plane X/Y-Resolution Unit = centimeter (3)
Image Sensing Method = one-chip color area sensor (2)
Image Source = digital still camera (DSC)
Scene Type = directly photographed image
Custom Rendered = normal process (0)
Exposure Mode = auto exposure (0)
White Balance = auto (0)
Scene Capture Type = standard (0)
Sharpness = normal (0)
Subject Distance Range = unknown (0)
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 3:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by satyamjoshi View Post
no this ain't taken with flash......becoz the hands are not reflects any flash !
Yes, as Jim says it's in the EXIF for the pic that it was taken with flash. I was on a slightly raised area to the right of the pit, leaning against a pillar, and holding the camera as high as I could (which isn't very high as I'm only 5-foot-2 ).
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