This photo is the first in a series of similar shots. They are more of an experiment for me. The only flash I have for my Nikon is the onboard flash. I rarely use it because I don’t like how the photos look. So I decided to play with a lower flash strength while exposing for the darker background. I know. This is a basic technique for many photographers. But I have to start somewhere.
Any way, this is a photo of my youngest son, who patiently posed for me during a very vibrant sunset. Obviously, there’s nothing very special about the image. However, there is beauty in learning, in spending time with a loved one and in marveling at the grandeur of creation, all of which is represented in this image.
Image taken with a Nikon D40x in Glendora, CA. Post in Capture NX2.