Today, the outdoor vista was one of pelting rain, overflowing iced up gutters and murky mist. A perfect oppportunity to haul out the tripod and flash and have at some of the wilting tulips off the dining room table......in the comfort of warm indoors.....
Major drawback of indoor dull light day photograhy is that I'm actually a Speedlight idiot, and I know it's only my own fault, usually hiking up the ISO and preferring ambient light, but today I worked hard with some reflectors, light diffusers and also tested out my lovely Xmas gift of remote flash controllers.
These shots were taken with my Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens. I set my ISO at 100, f stop at 10, shutter speed at 200 (to sync with my flash), attached my pocket wizards and set my flash to manual mode, 1/2 power and -1/3. (And yes, I used a tripod).
And YES, there was a fair amount of jiggery pokery going on before I snapped the shots that I wanted, testing all of the previous settings up and down the wazoo until I found what worked....
On the whole I am pleased with some of the pix I took. I've got lots of really nice primo flash gear but am always hesitant to use it......But I'm at the point where if I don't take it out of the damned box and play with it, what's the point?????
I think the boundaries were in my head and after today I'm keen to experiment a bit more (inbetween packing of course..........)!!!!!
And who knew that dunking tulips could be so much fun???