Originally Posted by lsc1
Hope you didn't think I was slamming your work on the sky, just asking to see if what I was seeing was correct. I frequently paint outside the lines - especially with a couple of adult drinks. Here's one I had to drop in a new sky because the sky was overcast and blown out.
No, I didn't think you were slamming my technique, and I always appreciate comments. I keep a folder of skys (cloudy, sunset, etc.) that I drop in when needed.
Over the past few months, whenever I shoot outside, I tried to find better techniques for balancing the flash from my speedlight with the ambient light (so I don't have to replace the sky so often). So far, I've had pretty good success, but nothing like what I want, so ... I'm getting a Vagabond to increase my flash power and coverage. I just posted a new thread called "Outstanding in My Field" where I borrowed friend's Vagabond and beautydish (and instantly fell in love with the results).
Lesson to be learned: Don't borrow good equipment ... it's hard on the wallet.