Day 82 - More Reach

2 October 2014, 18:44


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM lens @ 200mm, 1/50 second @ f/2.8, ISO 1600.

That’s the little thing that sits between Whitecap and the beast, making it so much better for stalking.

Probably won’t be any photos over the weekend as I’ve got a McDonalds run to do. I’ll put my photos up when I get back. None will be “of” the wedding, that I can assure you.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 05:44.
Realise correctively

Day 81 - Job Opening

1 October 2014, 18:24


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM + 2x III lens @ 300mm, 1/500 second @ f/5.6, ISO 250.

Even with the extender, it still makes bokeh. Just not as nice as either the rattle or the extender-less beast (I think those are the names of my two L lenses). I currently only have the one lens, as my camera bag is in the Wairarapa thinking up ways to turn into various baby toys, and the rattle is off with Canon getting fixed.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 05:24.
Squish straight

Day 80 - Sensor Hair

30 September 2014, 17:43


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM + 2x III lens @ 160mm, 1/250 second @ f/64, ISO 5000.

My sensor needs a clean. And my macro lens decided to become a rattle this morning, so I took it to the fix-it people. No idea how long it’s out for.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 04:43.
Hiccup unassumingly

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

Day 74 - Shadow Pattern

16 September 2014, 20:10


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, 1/60 second @ f/9.0, ISO 1000.

This new toy (still no photos) isn’t only good at macro shots, though this is just some interesting light I saw at work today (it’s sunlight being reflected through a giant piece of perspex onto a wall, with a hanging light projecting a shadow onto the wall). It’s no “Lord of the (red) Rings” (that’s the 135 f/2, apparently), but it’s still an awesome piece of glass.

I’m still looking for models and concepts to shoot. I have time and transport now, so that helps a lot.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 08:10.
Present Epigrammatically

Day 73 - Bentornato

15 September 2014, 18:36


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III lens @ 29mm, 1/160 second @ f/4.5, ISO 320.

L lenses are so much better than kit lenses. Unless you have an L lens as a kit lens, in which case, lucky bugger.

This is what Masters students get up to. They don’t work. I drew the Sudoku graph when I was a Masters student.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 06:36.
Menace Effervescently

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