11/09/09 175 W, 1 I - + 13 - 10 External Flash and How Much Light?

Here at Blog Central, we attempt to answer the unanswerable. Those difficult questions that elude even the most enlightened day room discussions. How should Wake County fire apparatus be numbered? What is the effect on fire load if straight-bore aerial streams are debated the next day? If a passenger train leaves Raleigh toward Durham at 5:25 p.m., and a freight train leaves Durham toward Raleigh at 7:16 p.m., how many anonymous posters will leave negative comments before either train departs?

Today we solve the mystery of camera flashes. Specifically, external camera flashes. Have you ever wondered just how much light an external camera flash produces? We have found the answer. Here's an external flash in action, as photographed earlier this year. The results speak, er, show for themselves. Pretty cool photo. Next up for the blog brain trust, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Hope Statter or 'Geezer doesn't get there first. One… two… Click to enlarge:

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