I had decided not to post any more ‘postcardy’ pictures of flowers, and to concentrate more on things like form and lighting rather than just generating ‘nice’ images, but I got a new toy yesterday and wanted to try it out.
One of the most irritating things about my camera (Canon G5) is the onboard flash. With a guide number of five it’s really more of a liability than a useful photographic device, and after trying one or two shots with it when I first got the camera, I’ve turned it off and refused to use it. But yesterday I got a Speedlite 420EX (that has a guide number of 42) – and it’s truly amazing in comparison.
This shot was taken late last night under normal room lighting in macro mode – the flash was bounced off the ceiling. And while it isn’t a brilliant shot it does demonstrate the flexibility of a ‘proper’ flashgun. So, I’ve included it more because I’m pleased with myself than I think it’s a good shot. Though all that said, it did turn out reasonably ok ;-)
1.16am on 11/2/04
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