Red Trillium

All four of the following images were photographed with the Sony Cybershot DSC F707 configured for APERTURE PRIORITY at F8.0 and an ISO film speed of 100. The top TWO pictures were photographed in Sunlight without using flash. The bottom image was taken with forced flash because the flower was NOT directly illuminated by Sunlight. While pressing the shutter HALFWAY, the cross hairs of the spot meter were placed on the brightess part of the flower where sharp focus is still desired...in order to make everything in the LCD screen as dark as possible. Then, while STILL resting the camera on some object, the flower is centered and the shutter is SLOWLY squeezed the rest of the way such that the photographer does NOT know when the flash will fire. Now...why go to all of that trouble to get an image which still looks artificial? If the photographer wants detail in a dark flower, Sunlight is needed; however, when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, the photographer can improvise and get the detail in the darker areas.
Trillium erectum at 1/20 second and F8.0
St. Clair County, May 7, 2005
Trillium erectum at 1/60 second and F8.0
St. Clair County, May 7, 2005
Trillium erectum at 1/25 second and F8.0
St. Clair County, May 7, 2005
Trillium erectum at 1/30 second and F8.0
The above image was photographed according to the instructions at the top of this page.
St. Clair County, May 7, 2005