I’ve been grooving on my macro lens recently. I’ve wanted one for years and now that I have it, I am feeling the joy. For example, this lichen in Warsaw Caves park. Looks like shag carpet or a furry coat.
The macro lens can make just about anything look like an abstract. The inside of this kettle in Warsaw Caves shows enough detail to be identifiable…
… but in these photos, it looks like a landscape, or just colour and texture.
I find it interesting that after years of shooting vast landscapes I find myself going to the other extreme. How close can I get?
Pretty darn close, apparently.
And when the subject is as lovely as these piglets, it’s hard not to get right in there and say hello.
I got to spend the weekend camping at Port Burwell Provincial Park.
It was ostensibly a birding weekend, but I don’t have lenses for wildlife photography. I did check out the birds, but my photos were much closer to the ground. Read more “Port Burwell”
It almost feels like it’s safe to say that spring is really here.
The first of the flowers, like this bold daffodil, are finally opening their buds. Read more “April Flowers”
A friend asked me to find some milkweed seeds and send them to her on the west coast to grow in her balcony garden next summer. Read more “Milkweed”
This post is very late, coming on a Monday instead of last Friday. But I wanted to put it up today. Read more “100,000 Common Nails and 50,000 Marchers”
Today was the day to test my macro lens.
Oppenheimer was very patient to sit while I stuck my lens in his face. Right in his face. Read more “Macro Lens Test”