December arrives

Although I am making slow and steady progress through the backlog of photos from months past, I thought it was time to share something a little more up to date. Winter, it seems, has been switched on in the UK. This week I am not sure that temperatures have made it more than one degree above freezing where I live. However, combined with a week of working on an evening shift pattern, this means fun with the macro lens in our icy garden. I am starting to get the measure of both this lens (although I curse it for not having IS) and my own ability to hold completely still whilst taking a macro shot. It’s still a skill very much in need of practice, but these shots are some of the sharpest i’ve managed yet and I’m quite proud of them.

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 400

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 400

100mm, f/6.3, 1/60 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/60 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 320

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 320

100mm, f/6.3, 1/100 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/100 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 500

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 500

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 640

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 640

100mm, f/6.3, 1/80 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/80 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 125

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 125

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 320

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 320

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 100

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 100

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 640

100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 640

100mm, f/6.3, 1/100 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/100 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/40 sec, ISO 800

100mm, f/6.3, 1/40 sec, ISO 800

 

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2 thoughts on “December arrives

  1. Pingback: December arrives | Creative Splurges | Scoop.it

  2. Oooh, I like these. I love the closeup detail in the frost, and the lighting is really nice too. The shots with the apples in are my favourites, and I love the backlit leaf shots too. That macro lens creates such fantastic bokeh.

    I’m amazed you managed to get such good shots in the cold with a lens without IS. After a while my hands would freeze up and I’d not be able to squeeze the shutter, let alone keep the camera still. I don’t bemoan the lack of IS too much – the ‘L’ equivalent of this lens adds little more than IS and costs almost twice the price – but it can be a bit tricky in low light, especially in extreme closeup where the shake is really obvious.

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