Tag Archives: macro

June 2018 Wallpaper

Back for June*   Found some macro work I did a few years ago.  I think it might be time to invest in a Fuji macro lens…  I forget how much I enjoy working at this scale.

Here are your wallpaper options:

Download the 1024×768 version here. (Great for your iPad)

Download the 1280×800 version here.

Download the 1366×768 version here.

Download the 1920×1080 version here. (HDTV widescreen)

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

Download the 2448×1836 version here. (iPads with Retina Screens)

Technical: Canon 7D, EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, 1/60 at f/5.0, ISO 2i00.  Processed with Lightroom CC, Adobe Landscape profile, some very small exposure tweaks, linear contrast curve, masked sharpening.

* Had some health issues at the beginning of May which sucked up my spare time.

Macro photography is just plain hard

On a recent frosty morning I headed out into the backyard to see what I could find.   I carried the 24-70mm and the 100mm macro with the intent of photographing some tiny scenes.   I’ve been poking at macro photography for a while now — it’s hard work and I’m nowhere near good at this.

When I walked down to the river’s bank I found a familiar set of ice forms that I have yet to photograph successfully.  As you can see below, they still elude me.   I’m thinking that video may be a better medium for these as it may be that the interaction of the ice and water is what makes the scene and short of bringing lots of artificial light into the image, I don’t think this can be captured (not that I won’t keep on trying.)   Still, it was great fun lying in the snow almost standing on my head trying not have the camera slide into the river.