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Great CLODO 2011-10-22 4:51

hello Benny

without your note, I wouldn't have guessed what I was seeing! The elephants seem transparent. Why don't you try to use your flash to ligthen them (have you one?)

Old 10-22-2011, 02:49 PM
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Cool To CLODO: no flash

So many reasons why I didn't use a flash here.

The most important reason is that it would have destroyed all nuance. I like the mystery of the scene, as it is - and this is exactly how the elephants appeared in the dark. There is a sense of wonder in how the lights resemble stars in the night. Using a flash would have completely ruined this!

And finally, I didn't want to risk firing a flashlight in the face of these elephants. It would annoy them, probably also blind them for a while and there's no telling how these big animals might react.

Remember that I wasn't far removed from them. Not only do I not like flashlights...I don't like zoom lenses, either...

To sum it up: the way I see photography, a flash would have killed this shot.

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