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Fill flash
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Copyright: Tim Gordon (timtim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D Mark 2, 18-55mm EFS Canon
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-03 13:51
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another holiday pic from Heron island

Shot taken with built in flash

In extremely contrasty conditions -- as in back lighting - fill flash helps to prevent one of two problems: 1) an underexposed subject or 2) a grossly over exposed background of bright sky, snow, water or beach.

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To caledonia: treetimtim 1 11-03 15:55
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Very good exposure Tim, fill-flash worked well here too, may be a little less fill-in could have resulted in a more natural looking tree.. I would have placed the tree closer to the either side of the frame too.. thanks


Hi Tim
Thus something not seen every day..

A fabulous subject and appealing composition Tim.
The sky is amazing, wide and stunning.
Gorgeous colors and excellent exposure control.
A real beauty.
- Vincent

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2008-11-03 14:20]

Toujours aussi belle tes photos Tim, mais je crois que sur celle-ci, le sujet principal perd sa valeur par rapport à l'arrière plan qui est surexposé au centre de la photo.
Bravo, tes images sont toujours appréciés par leur composition.

Hi Tim,

Super shot, you have balanced the light well, lovely sky and you could play around with that brilliant tree remains all day.


Hi Tim
Excellent sky with beautiful perspective and
dry tree are very beautiful.very well done.TFS

Great result. As you probably know, sometime difficult to achieve with the use of the built-in flash. But here a good example of it, not overpowering the overall image, discretly openning the shadows area...Well done.

Great use of the fill-flash, Tim - and a good lesson on how to make the most of unfavourable lighting conditions. Almost an HDR effect here. Good use of the wide angle again - although I might prefer a slight crop from the right side.

Another nice seascape shot, you have quite a collection in your gallery, very impressive!

Hello Tim,
Amazing shot, beautiful colors and lovely light, excellent composition and good low point of view, superb sharpness, excellent depth of field and nice clarity, stunning dramatic sk, well done.

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2008-11-03 17:00]

Hi Tim:
Beautiful picture. Great composition. Well done.



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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2008-11-03 17:51]

Well done Tim, you got it just right with the fill in flash, enough to see the textures of the tree and still maintain the silhouette against the sky

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-11-03 17:57]

very surreal result Tim. thanks for the reminder about fill flash. I like the angle you took the branches at so that they point towards the corner. Very crisp and contrasty.
TFS. Karin

Hi Tim,
Very outstanding photo. The balance of fill flash is excellent. The angle, the composition, and the lighting are wonderful.

Hi Tim,

This is excellent landscape. Great lighting, perfect post processing. I like the HDR feel of it.



Hi Tim,
An excellent photograph of the dried wood naturally placed in the foreground of a beautiful scene in cloudy weather condition. The argent colours and reflections on the water surface are great too.
TFS this fine landscape my firend.


Hello Tim.

Extraordinary work! I just love lonely, "dead" trees and sclodus of any kind. And when the image is well composed and have such great darky story, then I just love it! :-) Goes to favorites!



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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2008-11-04 12:12]

Bonjour Tim,
Superbe paysage!
Le ciel et cet arbre desséché sont d'une netteté magnifique. La force des contrastes et la lumière bien équilibrée mettent magnifiquement en valeur tous les détails du sujet et donnent une grande force à l‘image.


Impresive shot, great cmpo and details, perfect. Congrat.

Perfect composition...and exposition of the differents elements...
I love it....
Great stuff!!

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-11-19 19:25]

Hi Tim:)
Very impressive POV here - good work on details and colours, very nice photo:)

Beautiful composition mit good light and colors. Very well done. The tree is good luminated and the background ist excellent too. Best regards Clanyi

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