Last week I bought my a macro lens. Being like a little kid on christmas day I wanted to run out and take as many macro photographs as possible. In Poland at the moment it is winter and there are not many classic macro subjects available. I decided not to pack the lens away to spring and headed out to see what I could find.
Twisty vine was a fantastic subject, I angled myself to have a clean background without the distraction of other vines. Possibly I will edit this shot again as I think black and white may serve it better.
Some leaves still refuse to fall to the ground even in winter. This was an interesting shot as I wanted to keep the background uncluttered yet there was a building in one direction and a road in the other. I decided to frame up the building and then focus on the leaves, which I feel has given the shot a bit more of a cinematic feel. This shot isn’t a one to one macro, it is more of a close up shot. Comparing this to the previous vine picture you can compare how much the depth of field changes the more you pull back.
I was sitting around f/8 most of the day as the light was really defuse with the sky clouding over and the fog starting to roll in. I bumped up the ISO for this shot and was in full macro mode. I love the details of the texture on the fruit with the rich orange brown colour pallet in the background.
I saw some Lichen on the tree and wanted to see what I could make with it. I lined up the two bits of lichen so they seemed to make a single shape and then focused on the nearest one. Although not the most interesting picture, I like how my eyes bounce backwards and forwards between focused and out of focused areas as I try to match the two pieces of lichen together. A slightly longer exposure than I should have used, but I rested the camera against the tree for stability.
I found this nut shell on the Ground and put it in my pocket waiting to find a use for it later. While sitting down and taking in the park and trying to see other interesting subjects. I placed the shell on the bench and took some shots. I had the camera resting on the bench like a tripod so could take some liberties with the shutter speed.
This really does show whenever you think, “there is nothing around here to photograph.”. Get up, go for a walk and open your eyes because sometimes it is the mundane things that make the interesting photograph.
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