>The glum days of overcast give a great opportunity to learn >and practice flash photography. It is a skill that returns the >very most of any hardware oriented accessories. Creative use >of light that you have control of will give more improvement >in one's work than any new high cost lens or kilobuck tripod. >Most people miss out on that great asset by not learning it or >noticing the opportunities it creates in so many situations.
I actually went a few times out in the cold and overcast and learned how to use the SB-400 as fill light, trying out various ISO, aperture, shutter speed, etc., then adjusting the flash and exposure compensation settings on the D5000. Now, I have to do the same with the D7000 when my SB-700 arrives.
>There are good resources and blogs on flash and augmented >light here on Nikonians to get you headed in the right >direction.
I will start browsing around. Thanks for the tip, Stan.