I've had an idea to go shooting outdoors (with adequate protection of course) once winter arrives and hits Seattle with a snowstorm. Would it be viable to 'bounce' the SB-800 up into the sky against the falling snow, in effect creating a giant diffuser?
There will be quite some light loss of course, and the heavier the snowstorm the better, since there will be more particles to reflect light back. This idea of course is entirely in theory, I have not tried it yet.
Weather protection is definitely paramount but one of those all-weather covers should take care of it. The problem is keeping the snow off your front element. Anyone know any creative methods to do that? Even a huge lens hood doesn't do as even moving around at walking speeds in a snowstorm gets snow sticking to your front element.
Still have a lot of time to think about this.. I mean it's still summer!