DS204 Manhole, well..., Dramatic [explore]
Topic: Manhole covers have character and quietly tell a story. Make a photo of a manhole cover in your neighborhood today.
The flash: not a small amount of dough
The camera: even more dough
The stares you get from passerby's while taking photographs of a manhole: priceless
Strobist info: SB900 camera right, bare, zoomed to 200mm, gelled CTO, manual power of 1/2. Triggered by on-camera controller (non-contributing to the scene light). Aperture and shutter speed selected to virtually eliminate the ambient light from the scene (visible in the setup shot).
Two things I love about using this flash: side light that brings out the texture and shape, and CTO gel that renders the scene sunset-like. FUN, spelled with capitals.