I've had the most wonderful tool in my photographic arsenal for some time now. But, I've haven't made much use of it since there is a somewhat steep learning curve of how to use it. It is an off camera flash. It's a big thing. Intimidating. With the bulk of my pics being landscape photos, I haven't really found the time to play and experiment with it since most of the photography I do uses the available light or uses the darkness to compliment the picture. Last night we were at a family gathering and I was manning the charcoal grill at my inlaws. Not much to do while waiting for your coals to get up to temp. So, I grabbed the camera and the "beast", my flash, and started scouting the beautiful flower beds my mother in law has. I noticed the skies were getting ready to unleash rain, thunder, and lightning so, of course, I wanted to somehow include these aspects. Once a good vantage point was found I turned on the flash and started snapping away. Here's one that I feel turned out "interesting". Just those few moments of spare time and I think I learned more about the workings of this flash than I have in the year that I've owned it.