Hi all I had a go at creating a dreamy series using off camera flash today. The flash was tethered by way of SC-29 TTL cord, however, TTL was not used. Sorta negates the purpose of owning a TTL cord eh? The exposures were done in Manual mode, and the flash was set to manual mode too. Flash power was set between 1/64th and 1/16th on the SB-600. The ambient meter read completely off the scale as being ready for underexposure, but the flash really brought the exposures to life. The onboard wide angle flash diffuser of the SB-600 was used to soften the shadows. Using some tape on the hotshoe contacts I was able to bypass the flash x synch limit of 1/500s, which gave me some very fast shutters indeed. In all cases, the flash was set below and slightly off to the side of the flowers and shooting up into the petals. What I really liked about this process, and what added even more to the dreamy feeling for me, is the way the background ambient light came to life, causing the subjects to now be the traditionally unlit area of interest, contrasted by the brighter bkgds. The idea of focus not really being "there" is part of the dream feeling. Hope it works for someone else besides me. C&C is most welcomed. Questions too.