Sunday, January 22, 2012

2012, Day 22 - Chaperon

I met up with Brian Matiash this afternoon to have a little photo adventure.  I say little because it is still raining quite heavily and while we have the equipment to deal with the inclement weather when you're shooting for fun there is no reason to get too wet.

Macro photography is one of my interest despite the ample room for improvement my macro lens is one of my favorites.  When Brian stated his intention to get more use out of his macro I decided to use mine as well.  Given the rain you have to choose your lens carefully because you really don't want to be changing lenses in the field.

I started out with closeups but quickly found the longer focal length great at isolating scenes that I liked so I ended up with more landscapes using a lens that is quite capable of the opposite.  The light was great and there was some decent shadows despite the overcast skies.  I used OnOne's Suite 6 to create a a dark and slightly soft vignette and upped the contrast a little.  The results I quite like and I am eager to see what Brian has to post from out brief outing.

Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f2.8, 1/50 sec @ 500 ISO

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