Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Out in the weeds

Down the street there's a vacant lot and growing there right now are salal, berry bushes, and lots of weeds. I don't know what kind they are, but they look really pretty -- at least they do to me -- so, yup, gotta see what I can do with them. The first photo is an overview of what they look like. And then I began working with a 100mm macro lens, various and sundry extension tubes, a two-element close-up diopter, and even a teleconverter. I've shot a couple hundred images so far and haven't begun to scratch the surface. I'm working with very shallow depth of field, using apertures between f/2.8 and f/4 primarily. More to come. Fair warning! ©Carol Leigh


Jan said...

Achoo! Love the lighting

Carol Leigh said...

Ha! I just read your comment here IMMEDIATELY after posting my pollen photo (above). Thanks for stopping by. -- Carol Leigh