I tried something incredibly difficult and new today.
I have decided that I love to punish myself when it comes to this photography project. I am a fan of trying new things and I enjoy the process of learning what works and what doesn’t. However, I also tend to get a little frustrated when learning that the biggest issue is that I don’t have the right equipment. Today was a case in point where I was trying to do a very macro shot, but using F22 on tubes reduced the light to a point where I could not see through the lens to focus. The result was a lot of testing to try and get a moving object in focus. I feel the shot above is the typical “close enough”.
I love droplets. I love them on flowers, or glass, or pretty much anything, including falling. For the last week, I have been wanting to try a droplet into water shot and have seen some examples online and wondered if this was something I could duplicate. I learned that the answer is yes, although the task is not easy and will take a good deal of practice. Today was day one of many.
I used my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a Canon 24-70 F4 L lens on extension tubes at 70mm, shooting at 1/250, F8, with an ISO setting of 100. Today was a beautiful day.