A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

Week 16 – #31. Shot With Flash/Speedlight


I have always been intrigued with the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, TN. Built in 1890, it was apparently the first non-military highway bridge across the Tennessee River. On a daily and nightly basis, it is now enjoyed as a walking bridge by thousands of Chattanooga natives and visitors. This photo was “shot with flash/speedlight” off camera with a red gel which turned the white railings red. My camera was set for a slow shutter speed; I placed a red gel on the flash and as the shutter remained open, I pressed the flash “test” button firing the flash multiple times as I walked along the rail. Although I also shot the scene with both a purple and blue gel, I liked the way it looked with the red gel best.

Red Bridge DSC_4892.jpg


Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

5 thoughts on “Week 16 – #31. Shot With Flash/Speedlight

  1. Lovely shot, Mary Nell! Good for you for experimenting with gels :-).

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  2. Mary, you used a very interesting combination of items and timing to create a really great image! The view alone is lovely, but the new effects you created make it super!

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  3. Really like this, need to talk to you about this process.


  4. Carolyn, be glad to show you. It’s fun.


  5. Interesting effect. I shall have to look for information about it. So many things to try! Great image and thanks for sharing the technique.


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