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Old Oct 9, 2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Weird idea - turned out fine! (?)

When I saw the evening glow at the horizon I just had to try my newest toy, the DA14mm. Since the light vanishes so fast I just dashed in to grab the camera, and ran off to the big tree I hoped would make a nice foreground.

Hmmm, hard to get the right exposure, the camera of course would like to make it daylight light. Some tweaking, and the result became more acceptable.

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But - hmm - what happens if I pop up that darn pop up flash I never ever use???
I'm not sure, but you'll at least have to agree it's, well, interesting!

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Old Oct 9, 2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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Taking vignetting aside I think it's a great picture. I can remember the "garden at night" images - it kinda remind me at those.

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Old Oct 9, 2010, 1:01 PM   #3
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I like it!
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Old Oct 9, 2010, 1:04 PM   #4
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Well, they say necessity is the mother of invention - so that darn thing is good for something after all? I don't know about you, but I like it!
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Old Oct 9, 2010, 2:21 PM   #5
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I'm another one who likes it. Very different look, unusual. It's not something to use all the time, but it's a great idea, I'll have to use it more often. It amazes me that it lit the whole tree the way it did. The vignetting adds to the shot - I really like how this came out.
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Old Oct 9, 2010, 8:13 PM   #6
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Two great images, the flash has merely given it a different perspective.
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Old Oct 10, 2010, 6:13 AM   #7
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Agreed with everyone else, great shots!
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Hi Kjell,,

I think it worked well!! Both of these are spectacular shots, and #2 just adds some interest. Nice out-of-the-box thinking.

Flash is just another source of light. Used creatively, it can only increase the possibilities for the images we want to capture. I'd always been an available light shooter, but with the almost endless number of flash modifiers now available (and I've tried quite a few), I've gotten over my aversion to flash, and am in the never-ending process of learning how to use it to my advantage.

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Awesome photos! Kjell,
I'll vote for #1 as my favorite but, #2 is quite innovative. I like it too.

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They are both good. But, I really like the first one. Lovely sunset.

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