To all of my followers and readers — here is wishing you peace and happiness this Easter Season.
I had placed an order a couple of days ago for a set of Macro Extension Tubes for my Nikon D60. They arrived yesterday, and I got a chance to really use them a bit today. I am thrilled with them, and it became clear as I reviewed my shots today, I need to reconsider a bit of my settings for shooting extreme closeup images. I did get a couple of good ones, I think this one is my favorite. This is a bloom from the Bradford Pear in our front yard. It was taken around dusk, and I used the on-board flash to compensate for the failing light. The flash really darkened the sky (it was still a nice shade of blue), but as I looked it, this one really started to grow on me.
After just a brief chance of using them, I do recommend these tubes if you are at all interested in macro photography. You can get them at Amazon for less than $60. I believe they make them for Canon mounts as well. Enjoy!
For this past week, I chose to take on another challenge from the Digital Photography School website’s Weekly Assignment. The assignment was “Walk, bike, drive or fly exactly 10 minutes from where you live and shoot what’s there. No 9 minute or 11 minute trips. You have to shoot what is there and even if just a few feet down the road is a better shot, you must work with what you have.” Oh, and the theme of the month is Black and White, so the image had to convert to Black and White.I took a short 10 minute drive down the road, and found this to be quite the difficult challenge. I found a bush with some great red color in it that I got a nice macro shot of. The problem is, all of that great color is lost when I converted it to B&W. Here is the original color version, followed by the black and white image. Tough and something worth trying again.