Apr 20, 2011

chive portraits

Well, the appearance of the first chive blossom is an excuse to test ones macro lenses, innit.
7d & Canon 100mm, f2.8 brings me very close, 5d II & same lens: I like the quality and lastly 7d & Sigma 20mm (yes, this is a wide angle macro). That lens needs very little distance, I was about 1 inch away from the flower. And yes, it's ortonized (I can't help it at the moment).

Apr 10, 2011

finally: blossoms

There have to be some blossom photos each year...
And normally I'm not into post production, but at the moment that seems to have changed. Here is a bit of the Hawthorn hedge (or so I think - correct me if I'm wrong), ortonized:

Apr 5, 2011

Times Square

The country bumpkin was in NYC the other day. I bought myself a new wide angle lens at the B&H Superstore. It was a dreary, drizzly day but I couldn't resist taking some sample shots. And then, because they were so gray, I couldn't resist subjecting them to the extreme hdr treatment: