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Old Aug 8, 2008, 1:22 PM   #1
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No Flash/Yes Flash test #2

1D Mark 3 w/ 580 EX ll & a Better Beamer

As I continue going thru the photos from yesterdays bad light and on and off rain I figured I would share, Some No & some Yes flash shots. I am thinking this might be interesting information to share cuz if you are on a trip and mother nature acts up, this might be a way to salvage a couple of keepers rather than spend your time in a motel.





When I took these there was a lite rain





No rain just very bad light







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No contest! Yes flash!
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I like the flash Roger, but I think it should be dialed down a bit so it is more like fill flash and the image is somewhere in the middle between what you have here.

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You be right


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WackyRoger wrote:
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No contest! Yes flash!

You be right


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I agree Tom, now its a matter of learning how much to use in different conditions.


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Just for the heck of it, I downloaded your first image (I hope you don't mind.), opened it in PSE6, selected 'Auto Smart Fix' from the 'Enhance' menu, and this is what I got.

Since your first and second shots show different angles of view yet the EXIF data shows they were both shot a 700mm, clearly at least one of them was a crop, so it's easy to tell the difference between the two originals. But I happen to think that the look of the shot I played with rivals the shot you took with a flash.
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Just for the heck of it, I downloaded your first image (I hope you don't mind.), opened it in PSE6, selected 'Auto Smart Fix' from the 'Enhance' menu, and this is what I got.

Since your first and second shots show different angles of view yet the EXIF data shows they were both shot a 700mm, clearly at least one of them was a crop, so it's easy to tell the difference between the two originals. But I happen to think that the look of the shot I played with rivals the shot you took with a flash.
Yes I croped all the ones I used a flash with. I figured that would be easy to see. I didn't crop the ones with out the flash cuz I didn't figure there was any way to save them and I also figured the flash one might be worth saving.


You just nailed the best thing about digital photography "But I happen to think that the look of the shot I played with rivals the shot you took with a flash" It is a matter of choice as to what you like and don't like. I am sure this was and is the same with film photos. No disrespect but I don't think they are even close, I like the one with the flash much better.


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Beautiful photos.
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Excellent post Roger. I usually don't go out unless it is sunny. Now i think I'll practice with the flash!

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Beautiful photos.
Thanks a bunch flutelady for the look and for the nice comment.



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