© Debbie E. Payne


Uploaded: September 03, 2006 20:34:44


Aperture: f 22
Shutter speed 0,6 sec.
ISO 100
On-Camera Flash moving upward

Exif: FNumber: 22, ExposureBiasValue: 1/3, ExposureTime: 0.6, Flash: flash fired, ISO: 100, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


RC Fritz November 02, 2006

Great composition and effects Debbie. Congrats on your finalist! #550162

Debbie E. Payne November 02, 2006

Thank you RC. I was pleasantly surprised with the effect this gave. It was one of our assignments for Mastering Light and Flash I'm learning a lot with BP. #3538857

Robyn Gwilt December 07, 2006

This is lovely - looks like a painting, but please explain camera flash moving upwards??! Thanks #3676797

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 07, 2006

A gorgeous finalist, great camera effects and colors. A big congratulations on your finalist and photoflash feature! #3677716

Steve M. Harrington December 07, 2006

Debbie, this is terrific. You've given me another technique to add to my list of stuff to try. It's long! :)

Steve #3678224

Debbie E. Payne December 07, 2006

Robyn, Donna and Steve;
Thank you for your kind words. And Donna - thank you for mentioning that I was in PhotoFlash -- I never knew until today! (I'm still pretty new to all the ins and outs of BP!

Robyn -- By camera flash moving upward - I meant that I depressed the shutter, the flash fired and I started at the bottom of the tree and moved the camera up, ever so slowly to the top of the tree before the shutter closed. It can do some pretty neat stuff. #3679306

Debbie E. Payne December 07, 2006

Robyn, Donna and Steve -- Thank you for your kind words. -- And Donna, if you hadn't mentioned the PhotoFlash, I would never have realized that I had been in PhotoFlash! What a pleasant surprise.

Robyn -- The technique I used was that while the shutter was depressed and the flash was doing it's thing, I was, ever so slowly, moving my camera from the bottom of the tree upwards, continuing until the shutter had closed. It was a lot of fun. Here is another one I did while moving my camera from one side to the other in my garden. #3679329

Debbie E. Payne December 07, 2006

Oops! I didn't realize that my first response sent. Sorry for the duplicate. #3679334

Robyn Gwilt December 07, 2006

Thanks Debbie. Thanks Debbie :) LOL The effect is wonderful - will definitely give it a try :) #3679568

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