Day 79 - Head of the Stick

23 September 2014, 21:13


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, 1/250 second @ f/32, ISO 100.

At least today the flash did what I wanted it to do. Here’s the next of my new toys. It goes on top of the big stick, making the big stick slightly bigger and much more useful.

No innuendo here, move along…

Posted by Michael Welsh at 09:13.
Suppose gullibly

Day 78 - Big Stick

22 September 2014, 20:31


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III lens @ 35mm, 1/250 second @ f/4.5, ISO 100.

That’s the first of my four new toys — a big stick. I couldn’t quite get the lighting right, so I gave up with that. Flash is a pain because you can’t see it without shooting, and needing to smother my crappy pop-up flash often results in getting flashed in the face. I need another toy.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 08:31.
Meep arousingly

Day 77 - Duck Splash

21 September 2014, 16:55


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM + 2x III lens @ 380mm, 1/250 second @ f/5.6, ISO 200.

400mm at Zealandia is just about perfect. It could do with better focusing speed, but it’s great fun. And the poorly distributed weight doesn’t seem to be a problem. I just need to shoot with two hands all the time.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 04:55.
Romp refreshingly

Day 76 - For Susan

19 September 2014, 20:09


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM + 2$\times$ III lens @ 380mm, 1/80 second @ f/5.6, ISO 6400.

Not my sister. And just playing with another new toy. Hopefully the weather forecast is horribly wrong and I get to Zealandia tomorrow.

FYI, that’s the end of my toy purchasing. For now. I have one more planned, but that has conditions that aren’t likely to be met before Christmas, so it’s going to wait.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 08:09.
Deadpan scratchily

Day 75 - Flower Head

17 September 2014, 19:37


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, 1/100 second @ f/2.8, ISO 100.

More minuscule depth-of-field, this time of a flower I walked past while strolling home. I probably should have adjusted the colours a little in Lightroom, but I didn’t. So there.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 07:37.
Charge absentmindedly