I’ve nicked/borrowed a macro lens from class. For someone with crap eyesight, macro is not the easiest of disciplines to master. Getting razor-sharp images at such magnification is not easy. “Use a tripod”, said Zig. Which is fine and dandy when your subject is not moving, but bloody pointless if it’s a flower swaying in a wind or a bee buzzing around.
So while some of the shots were on a tripod, with most I have just gone with that handheld/move back and forth like you’re about to faint/snap it and see methodology. All made possible through the joy of digital. If I’d had to send every shot off to Boots I’d be bankrupt.
But while I’ve been pleased with the few rare shots that were in focus, I’m finding myself drawn to using macro in a more abstract fashion. And I swear this is not just a cover-up for the fact that I can’t get more shots in focus. I like when I can’t really be sure what it is I am looking at. A “Honey, I Shrunk the Photographer” type-thing.
Again, very few of these shots have been edited yet. But I want to get them up in time for class this evening. They are a mixed bunch. Be nice to know what you think – if anyone is actually reading this. Cheers.