Somedays photography is easy: the weather is good, I find interesting photo subjects, and there are long hours of undisturbed peace in the outdoors. This past week, I had some days like this. Yesterday was the opposite. I hiked and drove long distances and came away with not one good photo. After yesterday, today I just wanted to stay home. I'm
experimenting with using external flash when I do macro shots of flowers. Even on a sunny day I can use a flash if I
keep the aperture narrow to create a larger depth of field. I tried this today and was very pleased with the effect of the flash. I go out with all my gear and just wait for the right circumstances.