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So Smart
27-MAR-2006

So Smart

The ambient lighting conditions were difficult. The early morning sun was just beginning to stream through half close blinds behind Beegie. There was a rim of sun outlining her fur and she really looked beautiful in the otherwise pretty dark room. In the past I would have exposed for the sun and then lightened her face with a shadow adjustment. In this case, I grabbed the camera, forgetting to lift the catchlight panel, turned on the flash and just clicked, leaving all settings as they had been the night before. I didn't realize that I had a +2/3 FEC on the flash. Fortunately, I took the image in RAW and was able to lower the exposure. I think had I not had that +2/3 FEC I might have seen more of that sun fringe on her fur. I labeled this "So Smart" because the 580ex is absolutely the smartest flash I have ever used. I am thrilled with it. (And, yes, my computer area is usually this organized!)

Canon EOS 20D
1/60s f/11.0 at 50.0mm iso400 with Flash full exif

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Guest 28-Mar-2006 19:03
Very nice, wonderful lighting.
Robin
Guest 28-Mar-2006 03:52
Perfect!
Isabel Cutler27-Mar-2006 16:08
Judith - I accepted your challenge:http://www.pbase.com/isabel95/image/57818962
Isabel
Digital Nuts27-Mar-2006 15:50
Yes, this could be a nice challenge to change the background!
Judith
Jane27-Mar-2006 14:49
Nice shot.
Linda H27-Mar-2006 13:30
love the lines of her body
would be a very interesting re-background challenge!
Graham Tomlin27-Mar-2006 12:57
lovely Beegie .regards Helen