"You're not going to use the umbrellas today?" he asked. "Nope," i said, "we're gonna do bare flash today"
And so after a brief dance around the sun trying to get the right angle we settled in and took a few shots. The whole time i was anxious to get home. I believe this is a symptom of office work: a compulsive need to get HOME and BE home.
As usual, i see everything i didn't do to make this shot better. Perhaps we'll try again tomorrow morning with grandpa.
Strobist info: out in the park, Feb 11th at around 4:45 - 5:00 in the evening. Vivitar 285HV bare flash held by my wife about 5 to 6 feet away. The exposure was firstname.lastname@example.org. Got the open apeture by shooting through a polarizer which eats up a stop or two depending on your angle to the sky. Wanna try this tomorrow morning with my father-in-law and take my time. Want to shoot with a bare flash and then again with the umbrella. Saw a couple of examples of this technique and the results were pretty astounding. Gotta practice this one.