“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” Maya Angelou.
Lensbaby Sol 45 with 16mm extension tube – Sony A6000 – f/6.3; ISO 250; 1/400 sec.
“Expectation is everything. Every day can be your day, if you expect it to be.” Bob Moawad
Thought I would try taking some more photographs with the Lensbaby Sol 45. This time I added a 16mm extension tube. It seemed to work really well. It was a little windy today so I set the shutter speed to 1/400 of a second and was surprised at how sharp the focal point was given the wind.
Purchased flowers provide a great opportunity to creatively practice your photography skills during the winter months. Anything in your home can be used as background. To my surprise, the insect in the bottom photograph hitched a ride on one of the flowers I purchased!
All of my photo processing is done using a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. I also use the NIK Collection which is a plugin that can be used in both programs.
f/9; 1/15; ISO-100; 135mm; +0.3 steps
f/8; 1/6; ISO-400; 60mm
f/4.5; 1/80; ISO 400; 60mm
Comments are always welcome.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched… they must be felt with the heart” Helen Keller
f/8; 1/100; ISO 100
“On one drop of water are found all the secrets of the universe”, Kahil Gibran
This was a very fun photo shoot. There was this leafy plant in my family room. I decided to spray the leaves. I set up my tripod and attached my macro lens to my camera. Then the shoot began. Lighting was not a concern. There was plenty of natural light streaming in from the windows where the plant was placed.
In shooting macro the best tips that were passed along to me were:
– shoot in aperture priority mode using manual focus
– shoot in live view and magnify the area you are focusing in on
– place a diopter (magnifier) over the live view screen to further focus in the subject
Macro Lens; manual focus;1/4 sec; ISO100