My Wife brought some Pussy willow home to decorate for Easter.They made a great subject for my new 105mm macro and even newer Nikon R1C1 speedlight set-up.
I watched a few YouTube videos to get the hang of the basics I also read and re-read the manual and started making test shots. This was the one That I thought looked best. You can count the hairs and what’s more This shot was handheld at f/14 . All the PP was done in CaptureOne 23
Back in 2013 I did a post about my friend the Beekeeper.You can read that here. I’ve always had a fascination for bees and often sit and watch them work their way over my lavender and other plants in my garden.
I sat there a few days ago with my Nikon Z6 and a 300mm lens, and this little guy shows up and places himself in profile. The shot is handheld, I supported the lens on my knees. It’s heavily cropped too, but as I wrote in the original article I never did buy that Macro lens. Although I hear that Nikon have now produced a 100mm Z-mount lens to a reasonable price. So who knows?
Just for a bit of fun here this the same shot in black and white. I’m still playing around in Capture One
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
PP Capture One
With lockdown easing here in Norway it was possible to attend an exhibition of treasures loaned to a local gallery by the closed National Gallery. There were some real Norwegian treasures to look at. A great day out.
Leica Q2 Monochrom
PP in Capture One (Yes. I’m trying out new Software. I’ve always missed Aperture and never felt totally at home in LR). Why did Apple give up on it? So, Tim Cooke when you read this, as I’m sure you do each week you will know my pain 😊
It’s raining today. I was supposed to be doing other things . However those were outside. Still after wondering what I should use my time on I found my daughters sandals on a shelf by the window. They made a great subject for my new camera’s macro function. This shot was taken handheld and at ISO1600
I’m very pleased with the result so I thought I’d share it with you dear reader.
Leica Q2 Monochrom ISO1600 PP.a little in Silver Efex Pro III
Another shot from my early morning commute. Every now and again I see a black and white photo that looks like it could have been drawn by some artist. Just simple lines on paper. When I got home and saw this shot on a large display I got the that feeling that it had been drawn by my camera. The magic ends when I tell you that it is the remains of an old dock in the local river taken early one foggy morning. So just imagine I painted it instead.
Leica Q2 Monochrom
Frame add in Silver Efex Pro III
I get up early most days, it’s one of the few advantages of being a boarder line insomniac. It meansI have plenty of time to cycle the 18 km’s to work before the local town is awake or have even thought about waking up.
I’m lucky in that at least nearly a half of my route takes me along the river path where there are lots of things I can record and the weather is never the same.
This Picture was taken at around 04.30 in the morning everything was totally quiet even the ducks were sleeping when I rolled to a stop by this old stone quay.
It was a foggy start that day so there was plenty of atmosphere I took this low shot which a mate said looked like the cover of some new Scandinavian Crime novel. Anyway just to show the difference I took a similar shot next day without fog and a different aperture setting.
Leave a comment and let me know which you like best.
One of my fav shots from last summers lockdown summer holiday. It’s an art gallery not far from my home. I had to photoshop out the crowds and a large crane over the trees but overall not a bad result.
As I promised last week I’m going to try and post one shot a week to re-start my blog.
I took this shot during our brief summer holiday last year The wood to build this church was first felled in the winter of 1180 the building began in 1183. Of the approx 1000 churches built there are 28 left Borgund is the one that is least altered.
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