We made a short trip through western Angeln (the area between Schleswig, Flensburg and the Baltic Sea) today afternoon. Wanted to see if the old church in the little town Satrup was opened, but sadly it is closed after the service on Sundays during the winter months. So we had to stay outside, in the freezingly cold wind. I only took some quick photos and off we drove, towards the last shimmer of light at the western horizon (and into the starting rain).
The church itself was nicely illuminated. I wanted to include the nice old portal as a frame in this photo. The portal was unlit, or: dark. And with dark I mean: black, at least for the camera – as seen in this photo.
Light was needed! Time for some flash. I took out my Metz 48 AF-1 flash, put an orange (CTO – color temperature orange) gel on it, to match the yellowish color of the church illumination. The two second self timer and the four second exposure time gave me enough time to make a step to the side and shoot the flash manually two times, using the test button. One pop for the left pillar, one for the right pillar of the portal. There it was: warm portal, warm church, cool blue post-sunset sky.
Photo data: Pentax K20D, 18-55 mm lens at 18 mm, f7.1, 4 seconds, ISO 250.