Macro Magic (All Years) — photo 51 of 190: It was a gray, gloomy Oregon morning in my backyard, less than half an hour after sunrise. A bit of the illumination was from what natural light there was under such conditions, but the vast majority of light on these cherry buds was from an Olympus FL-600R wireless remote flash, which I was holding in my left hand.

Below is a nearly-identical shot using 100% natural lighting instead of a flash. Both images were adjusted in Adobe Lightroom, with the white balance preset called “Cloudy.” Each photo has its own unique feel — which one is “better” is a matter of personal opinion.
This photo is originally from the album Remote Flash Test Two 2015 (opens in new window).
Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article Remote Wireless Flash Test #2.
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