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/56, 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

Day 72 - Pink Prank

14 September 2014, 21:27


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, 1/40 second @ f/6.3, ISO 6400.

The latest in the series “stuff that lives on my desk (a.k.a. playing with a new macro lens)”, this is a rubber with wheels.

I’ll take photos of my new toys sometime. I just need to take them off of my camera first. Which could happen tomorrow, as I’m taking a short lens up to Uni to pester the Masters students. We’ll see.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 09:27.
Decry Hissingly

Day 71 - Penny

13 September 2014, 22:29


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, 1/60 second @ f/2.8, ISO 5000.

I have some money lying around. Still figuring out this macro photography stuff. Maybe I should tripod it up.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 10:29.
Advocate Entertainingly

Day 70 - Coconut

12 September 2014, 21:11


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, 1/160 second @ f/5.0, ISO 3200.

L lens is awesome. So is cake. Here’s something showing a little of both.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 09:11.
Curve Delightfully

Day 69 - Sharpener

11 September 2014, 19:38


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, 1/60 second @ f/2.8, ISO 320.

I have at least one new toy. It takes photos like that one. That’s a terrible photo, but it shows how incredibly tiny the depth-of-field is. I think I can focus even closer, making the depth-of-field even smaller.

I think I’ve been corrupted by mathematics in regards to hyphens. They’re everywhere!

Posted by Michael Welsh at 07:38.
Theorise Freely

Day 68 - Chicken

4 September 2014, 20:11


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 190mm, 1/125 second @ f/7.1, ISO 2500.

There’s a chicken that lives out my window at work. Today, while waiting for Melissa to show up, I went outside and shot it.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 08:11.
Beg

Day 67 - Two Towers

3 September 2014, 19:42


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 190mm, 1/5000 second @ f/2.8, ISO 100.

I’ve been meaning to make this shot for a while now. It could do with a far more interesting sky (say a rainbow spanning the two towers), and maybe (shudder) a touch of HDR. And yes, the mosque is supposed to be out of focus, though that’s one of the things I’d change with HDR

Posted by Michael Welsh at 07:42.
Furrow

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