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Splash! March 31, 2012

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Drops 086 by Roger's Eye <(r)>
Drops 086 a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

I try to do something a little different each week. Learning something new about my camera along the way.

I have always liked these type of shots and wanted to give it a shot :). I read a couple articles on web on how to do this, but with a 5 year old running around, building a rig for it would be an impossible task. So the next best thing was to set a slow drip on my kitchen faucet into a red wine glass and viola!

These are not great, but I think they are worth the effort.

Keys:
Manual focus – I used a ruler to focus on where the drop would land
an external flash – you will need a lot of light
empty memory card – you will be deleting a lot of missed shots
timing – luck or skill…..it is your call.
I hope to improve the results next time…..but for now I am pleased.

Thx for listening…

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Time slipping away….. March 25, 2012

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Time by Roger's Eye <(r)>
Time a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

Take an object you see every day. In this case, it is my egg timer from the stove. Look at it in a different way. A 100mm Macro lens will help. The results can be amazing.

I seems that the 100mm spends more time on my camera than any other lens.

I think that B&W helped here.

Let me know what you think.

🙂

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Focus Stacking March 21, 2012

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Spring-Stacked-2 by Roger's Eye <(r)>
Spring-Stacked-2 a photo by Roger’s Eye <(r)> on Flickr.

This is my first attempt focus stacking. This is the technique of taking many photos with different focal points and merging them into a single detailed image. My 100mm lens has a very short DoF, so I took 6 photos manually focusing on different areas of the flower. I then used the CS5 to merge the images into a composite photo with this impossible depth of field. I must say it is not perfect, but I have to say that I am pretty happy with result.

More tweaking required…..

thx for reading