A co-worker displays an absolutely beautiful arrangement every year around Mardi Gras. This year I managed to take several photos.
This display hangs off a wall in an alcove so there is not much available light. I have never had any success with a flash whether it be the horrible camera pop-up flash or a hot-shoe mounted unit. I suspect I need to put some serious study time into my flash manual. But, in the meantime, I used this handy-dandy Lightscoop that was recommended in one of the blogs I follow...Thanks Kate! (Chronicles of a Country Girl) I'm still experimenting with this new toy but, so far, it's a great little unit I've added to my camera bag.
Oh, wouldn't it be exciting to photograph the real thing!