I am in the process of selling my current cameras and lenses. At the moment I have two lenses remaining, my 10-24mm and a 100mm macro. Until I purchase my new gear, I am challenged with using these two lenses for my Canon 5D Mk4 and Canon 5D S. This image was taken using the Canon 100mm 2.8 macro. It takes patience to get the right balance of depth of field and stillness of the subject. Also, the bees don’t pose. I choose a single blossom and waited till a bee stopped by. I realize it is not perfectly focused, but I will keep trying.
A brief stop along a northern Minnesota highway to observe nature in motion.
At the end of the road is the boat launch, will have to return on a better day with a boat and fishing rod.
The Edward H. ready for work at the ore docks in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
Canon 5DS, ISO 50, 75mm, f/4.5, 1/40 sec.
The reward of being willing to get oneself out of bed early in the morning are moments like this.
Canon 5D Mark IV, ISO 50, 15mm, f/10, 3.2 sec and the usual mucking about to achieve the desired effect.
Since the sun wouldn’t work with me, I chose to push the colors a bit to achieve the desired effect. I think if the light had been a bit brighter, the image would have a more natural tone.
Canon 5DS, ISO 50, 75mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec
A fallen tree provides an source for fungal growth.
Recently, after hearing that there would be better than normal northern lights, I headed out to my chosen destination and set up for the show. Sadly, it turns out the show started after I gave up and went home; however, I at least tried to capture some night sky shots, something I haven’t done much of. The results are a good starting point to help me learn how to do better in the future and how to improve my post production. One lesson is to not pick a very windy night as it leads to camera shake on the tripod. Next time I will not extend the tripod all the way open, keeping more rigid and close to the ground.