Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Well, new relationships are never easy. My new 'ami' is a 60mm f2.8 Micro Nikkor. A wee pressy for being good. Or working hard. Or something like that. I've never had a real macro lens before, and this promises to open up a new aspect of photography for me. It should combine very well with gardening, me thinks. I'm finding it a surprisingly demanding lens - it demands careful attention to technique and won't tolerate casual or sloppy approaches. It's contrasty and has, to my eyes, absolutely lovely bokeh and nicely contrasty images. I think this is a friend who repays your efforts, but demands your best. Hmmmm...
Monday, September 1, 2008
Another take on the Kingston Capitol - Canada's first Parliament building. Taken from the water. 3 exposure image. This has been the summer of dramatic skies, but the HDR allows one to really emphasize them, which enhances this image I think.