Sunday, November 29, 2009

With flash

This is what happens when you forget to change your white balance from Tungsten to Flash when you are, in fact, using a flash.
Shutter 1/60 Aperture f/3.5 ISO 800 Tungsten Flash 18mm

Upon seeing the above photo, I chased down Darr and asked whether he thought the flash was incandescent or fluorescent so I could change the white balance. And he looked at me as if he was in the process of watching what is left of my brain drip out of my ears onto a big goopy mass of brain matter on the floor and said, "Use Flash."


Here's what I got with the correct setting:
Shutter 1/60 Aperture f/5.0 ISO 800 Flash 56mm

Shutter 1/100 Aperture f/5.3 ISO 100 Flash 80mm

Shutter 1/100 Aperture f/4.5 ISO 100 Flash 40mm

Shutter 1/125 Aperture f/4.8 ISO 100 Flash 55mm

Shutter 1/125 Aperture f/4.5 ISO 100 Flash 29mm

Many thanks to the Wagners for having us over for dinner tonight. The chicken Alfredo lasagna with (broiled? sauteed?) asparagus and apple crisp with ice cream for dessert was awesome and the company was gracious and entertaining.


Amber said...

Yeah, I'm sure the cross-dressing 7-year-old and clingy 9-year-old were quite "entertaining."

Zozopdx said...

we have this external flash and it's sooooo complicated. in the new year let's seriously have a photography play date! we have a Canon 10 D and it's not great for indoor photos. we drool over the 5 D and try go think of excuses to buy it...with our imaginary money.