On the same day that I shot the picture I talked about in a previous post, I found a patch of Mangroves by the concrete pier that I was standing on. I stared at them for quite some time, watching them sway about in the wind. A light must have gone on in my head because the next thing I know I was grabbing a hot shoe flash from my bag. After which the following thought process ensued ---
Shoot it in under ambient (midday) light.
Okay, let's switch WB to tungsten.
Much better. I like how it makes the water a surreal sort of blue.
Let's light this sucker!
At ISO 200 and f/11 your flash contribution isn't registering in the image.
Power on full! We can live with the seconds-long recycle.
Okay, the flash contribution is showing, but it's lighting the stalks and it's a bit distracting.
Nice. Great idea on skimming it off the leaves.
Hey, thanks. You helped too.
And if you're wondering why I talk to myself, those who know me well will assure you that as long as I keep the internal conversations with myself to myself, I'll be fine.
Oh yeah, the picture.