Monday, 16 March 2009

Fish nets.....sorry Fishing nets

Taken on Sunday 15th.  It was a glorious spring day, then sun was shining and the wind was calm.  I took this shot just down the road from where I live on Mersea Island.  This was taken with my Sigma 24-70mm lens (which I really like).  I wanted to show the nets off, so used a shallow DOF, but also wanted to allow the viewer to see the boats for a context in the shot.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Another Crocus

Not that I am getting predictable or anything, but here is another Crocus shot.  Well they are a nice little flower to practice with my macro setup.

I like the way this shot has turned out, with the stamen just showing behind the petal. 

Not sure that I will get many more shots of the crocus's as they don't tend to last that long, and the wind and rain (which we had today) has pretty much laid them to the ground.

However, I have been trying to get some shots of the helibores that are coming to flower in the garden at the moment.  Plus I can just about see the bluebell shots starting to poke through.

Anyway, hope you like the shot.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Crocus close up

So I have now had a little time to practice with my macro setup.  I will hopefully get a little more time this weekend.

I  must say when I have the bracket attached and the flash over the of the lens it ways a tonne.  But if you grab the bracket and use that has a handle it is much better.  I guess it's something to get use to.  I have been practicing some techniques that other photographers use, and it seems to be working.

I hope you like the latest upload.