Today’s ponderings were inspired by this post over at A Half Hour a Day.
It got me thinking, “Hmmm, what are our words?”
“Shine On Me” (Cranesbill, Hardy Geranium ‘Bevan’s Variety’) Nikon D300, VR 105mm F/2.8G, F/8, 1/160s, -1.0EV, ISO 200, Built-in Rear-Curtain Slow i-TTL Flash w/Gary Fong “Puffer” Diffuser, -1.0EV
In this house…
Dust is rampant
We are forgetful
Critters come first
We eat with our hands
We are friendly and kind, generous and loyal
We dance and sing (poorly)
We laugh often (and loudly)
We converse with the cat
We sweat, fart and belch
Laundry piles up, floors get dirty
We get cranky for no reason
We are sarcastic
We give kisses and hugs freely
We share the good and the bad
We are flawed
We take things for granted
We say we’re sorry
We try to do better than “fine”
We do happy
We do love
We do forever.
What are your words?
In case any of you were wondering…
Yes, I still like to shoot pretty pink flowers…
"Kiss Me Pink" (Pink Verbena) Nikon D300, VR 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 200
I generally like to take photographs using available light (admittedly I am somewhat lazy and this is the easiest thing to do).
However sometimes, there are advantages to eliminating the available light completely from the scene, then highlighting certain points with the use of an external flash.
Intrigued? I will explain.
This fluffy seed pod of Clematis ‘Dr. Ruppel’ covered in a light dusting of snow caught my attention but appeared very blah when shot at normal exposure (light-colored pod against overcast sky = uninteresting results).
“Old Man Winter” (Seed Pod of Clematis ‘Dr. Ruppel’ in Winter) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/13, 1/80s, -2.0EV, ISO 100, SB900 with Gary Fong Lightsphere Cloud, +2.0EV
But, when I purposefully underexposed the image, creating a very dark background (almost looks light nighttime, eh?) and then added in a fairly strong pop of flash, Voila!
One pretty nice photo!