Dramatic Light: Outdoor Flash

Challenge #31 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Hundreds of people had gathered for the outdoor presentation, but while the speaker addressed the crowd, their attention was focused on the photographer shooting the presenter. Why was he using a flash in the middle of the day? Only a few knew the answer. For this challenge, show how using your on-camera flash can make your image stand out by filing in shadows or darkening the background of a day-lit scene. (See Additional rules.)
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Red Costume Mask at Venice Carnival just after sunrise.
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Submitted: Thursday, 4th March, 2010 06:22 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 12th February, 2010
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/8000 sec
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 800
Notes: Matrix metering, TTL on sb-900, exposure compensation +2, flash compensation -1.3.
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