Simple Pleasures

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Although I was enjoying being near Lake Superior and Split Rock Lighthouse, this single pussy willow bush caught my attention.

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A Note From Winter

Winter-Writing

Winter writes a cryptic note, pretty sure it means more snow and cold.

More Practice

I am continuing to play around with macro photography and after finding this feather thought it would make an interesting subject to work with.  At this time I am not using focus stacking, that comes next.  I included the ruler shot for scale, it’s in mm, which in this case is about 5/8th inch.

The Little Things

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When the sunrise doesn’t rise to the occasion, it’s time to look elsewhere for inspiration.  On this day, it was the frost on the rocks.  I plan to work on the technique to increase the depth of focus.

Canon 5D MkIV, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, ISO 50, 100mm, f/7.1, 0.3 sec.

Lessons Learned

In Minnesota we are blanketed by very cold weather at the moment, which does not inspire me to run around outdoors with a camera.  As an individual who chooses to live in such a climate, I have learned to embrace the winter weather, but even I, and my camera, have limits.  However, as luck would have it, opportunity came knocking at the window which allowed me to shoot a winter phenomenon without going outdoors.  I only had a short amount of time before leaving for a sports shoot so I didn’t get my tripod out, that cost me a few shots that may have been much better.  On the upside, the window isn’t going anywhere, the frost will be back and I have a day off from sports.  Knowing I had the next day available should have caused me to delay shooting, but I couldn’t resist.  Today’s images are all handheld, depth of field is acceptable, but focus falls off around the edges too much for my taste.  I do like how the light source affects the images for the last three. Being able to reshoot with a tripod should make a difference and I will post those images tomorrow.