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Old Aug 28, 2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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I was just playing around trying to figure out the best way to use my Vivitar 90mm f2.8 macro lens. I always found that the onboard flash tended to be too bright for close up shots and washed out the picture. Because I haven't gotten around to buying a flash for my camera I had to come up with a way to use the onboard flash but also make it not so bright. So I folded up piece of notepad paper and taped it in front of the flash. I have to say the technique worked well to achieve what I wanted. The light in the room just wasn't bright enough to make the shutter speed fast enough for my shots. Anyway... while experimenting I snapped this shot and was kinda surprised how it turned out and at the same time I think I like it. Tell me what you think:

This was shot at f22 1/180s ISO200

This is a green circuit board from an old video card. The way the light came off it gave it an interesting look.
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Old Aug 30, 2008, 3:34 PM   #2
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Pretty good shot Mike,
Amazing what we do to make our gear work for us!
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Old Sep 6, 2008, 8:39 AM   #3
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Remarkably good effect. For a more durable diffuser, try a small styrofoam ball cut in half and held over the onboard flash. That works for me.

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