Working on trying to get better with macro photography.  The one thing I learned was a tripod is important to get clear photos of such minuscule subjects.  Fortunately, the built-in stabilization on my Olympus OM-D camera is very good so I was able to get this in focus. 


Fisheye Fun

Yesterday I mentioned I borrowed a Canon 8-15mm Fisheye lens from a friend for the weekend.  The photo I posted of the waterfall was made with that lens.  The way I composed the shot and the fact I was zoomed out to 15mm made the scene look like a typical super wide angle vs. the "fisheye look" one expects from that type of lens.  On the way back to the cars, there was a long row of flowers so I decided to try the fisheye to its full potential.  I brought it all the way down to 8mm, leaned in to about 2 inches from the primary flower and took the shot.  I'll be honest, I really didn't know what I was going to get, but once I saw it I loved it.  It is definitely a different look.  It's not something I'm going to do very often, and I'm not about to lay down $1K+ for this lens, but it was fun to play with it for a little while.

Canon 7D with 8-15mm Fisheye Lens. Processed with Lightroom and Color Efex Pro

Sunset Flower

I really loved the light on this flower.  This was taken near a beach where I went to get some sunset photos.  On the way to the beach I came across these flowers that were lit so beautifully by the low setting sun.  Fortunately, the flower shots were good, but the beach shots didn't work well in this location (it was a new place).

I'm in a Nature Mood

This is a macro of some wet leaves at Shuri Castle here in Okinawa.  We came to this castle while my in-laws were visiting.  Unfortunately for tourist purposes, it was a rainy day so we had to do quick visits between downpours.  Fortunately for photo purposes, the rain left beautiful drops on all the plants.