Friday, February 29, 2008

The Joy of Being Close Up

So I've been shooting flowers with the macro lens again. I stand by my previous statement that they make good subject matter as they do not move around too much like pets and small children.

Here's what my setup looked like from the outside for those of you playing the home game. I setup a pair of hot lights and (in this case) positioned them to provide hard directional light to add shadows and fine details.

After a little bit of processing and playing around with the images, here's one of the finished products.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

Well, I didn't think I'd be able to get any decent shots since I live in town and am plagued by streetlights. However, at Morgan's request I gave it a shot. I think it turned out alright. This shot was taken at 10:04pm EST right after the total eclipse began.

More info on the eclipse here.

This shot was a 1/4 sec. exposure at f2.8 taken with my 90mm macro at 1600 ISO. I found that any exposures over about a second or so had some blur due to the movement of the moon. (my first couple of shots were 30 sec. exposure.