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V for Valentine

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Last year at this time I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing with whom. Do you? Sorry, I ain’t telling.

So “A” is for the bright red coral accent that makes me think of the letter “A.”

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Fair enough? The technical trick I learned is to isolate the subject by fading out the background ambient light by making the strobe the dominant light source. It’s like night diving which I love so much. So finally it dawned on me to do this more. I had heretofore been concerned with battery life. I’m shooting less and more particularly. I don’t really want to manipulate my images post processing like crazy in Photoshop. Mostly I am getting away with Lightroom and some cropping on occasion. Hey, it’s working better and better.

And yes, it was a very nice valentine too…