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June 28, 2012 - 24 went

Rutledge Sunflower Farm

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Added by David "Spooky" C.
on Jun 29, 2012.


  • Dean S.

    If the exposure and light were different this might not have worked so well. I'm guessing you had your aperture set beyond f/8 to create the starburst from the sun. This otherwise would have turned into a boring hot spot rather than interesting visual. The fill flash is balanced very nicely with the ambient exposure and adds a lot to the foreground. Two technical things that saved the image. Nice job.

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  • David "Spooky" C.

    Per your Digital 102 class, I used f/16 to get the starburst. See, I do listen, sometimes. :-) And yes, I did pop the flash.

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  • Nadia L.

    Just learned something new guys! Would be curious to learn more about this technique, this image is really cool.

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  • David "Spooky" C.

    I believe the technique was in Dean's Digital 102 and/or Composition classes. If I remember, anything f16 or over will give you star bursts of the sun, headlights, lamps, street lights, etc. I had to use the pop up flash as fill-in flash to get the flowers and leaves exposed correctly. If I am wrong, Dean can correct me.

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