Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Or, most probably, more correctly, close-up practice. This morning I went over to Dad’s to help him go through paperwork and to sort out his new phone which wouldn’t work with his old phone lead. Then this afternoon I continued with the photography course I’m doing on Lynda.com. Currently I’ve working my way through Close Up and Macro Photography. It’s a course by Ben Long who I really enjoy watching. So having watched the start of the course I thought it was time to get out the tripod and the EOS 6D and practice a bit. My practice consisted of taking photos of two Bromiliads that Pat gave me a little while ago.
This is the first shot.
And here’s the other flower.
I seem to have got a bit better at focusing. What I find really interesting about those two photos, though, is that I was taking them in natural light on an overcast day and ended up with an ISO of 12800. In the old days of film I’d never have dreamed of going over ISO 400.
A year ago today
It was a beautiful sunny morning for a walk on Upton Heath.