The overnight rain at the weekend gave an opportunity for some water droplet photography.
water droplet3 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr
water droplet1 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr
water droplet5 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr
water droplet4 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr
A small selection of flies. The first two are each about 8 stacked shots handheld, the third just 2 stacked shots and the fourth a single shot.
fly rose1 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr
fly1 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr
fly bubble1 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr
fly red background1 by Peter...
Common garden spider. 90mm macro with Raynox 250 but focussed out to give a better working distance so probably around 1:1. First is about 10 stacked images handheld and the second 6 shots stacked handheld.
garden spider1 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr
garden spider2 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr
I think this was what I had in mind, a camera good enough to do 'photography' with. My family had an old box brownie that was used to record family events etc but clearly didn't cut it for 'taking photos seriously'
Mine was a Chinon SLR (forget the model) bought from Dixon's in 1974. I had just left school so bought it on the 'never never'. I used it intensively for 16 years until it was stolen one day in Amsterdam.
So I have added slightly more headroom (as shot) and lifted the shadows just a little. I have also added a mono version. What do people think?
I had to carry my stuff on the train up to Shrewsbury from Eastbourne so took minimum. Single shoot through umbrella with an AD200. I hid...
Thank you for your thoughtful comment. For me the position of the eyes in the frame was the critical thing and at the moment I find tight cropping at the top puts the eyes where I want them. I did go up and down on the shadow slider and settled on this but understand your point. Yes they do grow...
The focus is what it is but it occurred to me that perhaps the ear was catching too much of the light so I have taken that area down a little bit. Does it help?
Gabrielmono2 by Peter Dransfield, on Flickr