From the dog walk last Sunday–dew encrusted wild sage leaves. This was my second take on this subject–here’s my first: Overcast. Want to play, too? Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction
I have this really nice lens that I’m just not getting results with. It’s the Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO M.Zuiko and it gets very solid reviews. I’m pretty sure it’s user error. When I get a good shot with it, it’s beautiful, but for some reason the focus rarely seems right and photos end up looking a little soft.
So I set out with it this very early this morning to just practice a bit. I popped it into manual focus mode, just to play around and get comfortable. Here’s a few out of focus shots that came from my playtime this morning–kinda cool, but now it’s time to learn how to get images tack sharp…
I’d thought about posting something form our Colorado Plateau trip, but after going through some of my favorites nothing really felt right. Then I remembered this pair of converse that swing from the power lines on my favorite walk. The trail takes me under them everyday they’ve been there for years.
I sleep in a bit longer on Saturdays since I don’t have to get the dogs out before the kids need to be off to school. Didn’t leave the house until about 7:15–the sun was up and I was under mostly cloudy skies–my favorite conditions for macrophotography. Shot about 600 frames in 90 minutes. I’m still going through them, but I think I have enough material to make it through the end of the year with my Macro Monday series. My favorite part about the images I snapped today is they are all parts of really ugly bushes and weeds that most people wouldn’t give a second look to. Can’t wait to share some others.
Enjoy your weekend.