To CLODO: no flash

  • So many reasons why I didn't use a flash here.

    The most important reason is that it would have destroyed all nuance. I like the mystery of the scene, as it is - and this is exactly how the elephants appeared in the dark. There is a sense of wonder in how the lights resemble stars in the night. Using a flash would have completely ruined this!

    And finally, I didn't want to risk firing a flashlight in the face of these elephants. It would annoy them, probably also blind them for a while and there's no telling how these big animals might react.

    Remember that I wasn't far removed from them. Not only do I not like flashlights...I don't like zoom lenses, either...

    To sum it up: the way I see photography, a flash would have killed this shot.