The Daily Snap – April 3

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon G11

We have some tulips on our table that are just a little ‘old’. I framed this tulip against the window with the bright sky in the background. Exposure for the sky was 1/500th at f5.6 but the tulip was a silhoutte because it was indoors in dim light. So I just popped up the on-board flash on the G11, dialed in -1 flash exposure comp and the flash lit up the tulip perfectly against the bright sky. Wow, so easy!

3 Responses to “The Daily Snap – April 3”

  1. Yeah, easy for you! It’s beautiful. I did a similar thing with some daisies in front of a window with a grey sky…used a flash. Turned out ok. Here’s the link. Maybe you could give me some critical advice. Everyone’s so nice in the blogosphere but I need to learn some stuff.🙂

    http://jansmith2911.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/1-picaday-project-day-89/

    • Hi Jan, very cool alien-looking sky you got in that photo. Hey to me it looks great! Maybe next time get a little lower or put the pot a little higher so you just get the flowers against the sky without any dark stuff in the bottom of the frame distracting the eye. Cool technique, go play more and please share your results!. And keep those Mars sky coming! darwin

  2. I guess I’ll need to raise the flowers because the dark is actually the horizon line made up of buildings in the office park outside the window. I was holding the camera a little skewed. Thanks for the advice.

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