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Old Jul 20, 2013, 5:49 PM   #1
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I posted a Q image (taken with the 02 lens from 4 or 5 feet) in the monthly challenge (subject is the passage of time). Take a look if you are interested, but is you have any comments they should be posted here and not in that thread. I used four thickness of Kleenex as a diffuser on the built in flash to avoid reflections.

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Old Jul 21, 2013, 12:19 AM   #2
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Cool shot, very curious and interesting.

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I saw that one and wondered how you diffused the flash. I've found that I can often get by with just setting the flash to a -.7, but not always. So I wondered how you did it. I really love the picture by the way.
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Yeah. Very cool. Very intriguing. I sat there for a bit admiring it!

Good idea on the tissue.

One bit of warning (esp. to anyone reading this thread) . . . not sure if anyone else had this happen . . . but once when I put tissue over one of my flash units, it actually ended up scorching the tissue. And the heat from the burning tissue was enough to melt the diffuser on the flash unit. So maybe something to keep an eye on . . .
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Thanks for the comments, Rodney and Harriet.

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Yeah. Very cool. Very intriguing. I sat there for a bit admiring it!

Good idea on the tissue.

One bit of warning (esp. to anyone reading this thread) . . . not sure if anyone else had this happen . . . but once when I put tissue over one of my flash units, it actually ended up scorching the tissue. And the heat from the burning tissue was enough to melt the diffuser on the flash unit. So maybe something to keep an eye on . . .
Thanks. For years it has been standard to use a handkerchief when there is no regular diffuser to use - I just didn't have one handy. The little built in flash on this camera isn't very powerful, so it doesn't get very hot. But it is a good caution for a large flash.
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