Withered Cow Parsley with a snowy heart.
Exif / Equipment
Nikon D800 & Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro + reversed Nikon El-Nikkor 50 mm f/2.8N
Vivitar Zoom Thyristor 3500 flash with diffuser
ISO 100, 1/160 sec @ 105 mm, ƒ/2.8 (El-Nikkor @ ƒ/5.6)
Sundews are growing again and it’s nice to photograph them after a long winter.
I recently acquired Nikon El-Nikkor 50 mm f/2.8N which I’ll be using as a reversed lens to take higher than 1:1 magnification macro photos. This is an enlarger lens used in film processing but can be used also for macro photography. I usually use it reverse attached to a set of extension tubes or a normal macro lens.
This lens has always been highly regarded as it produces excellent results with great sharpness and contrast.
I also have the older version of the El-Nikkor 50mm but this one seems to perform better.
So if you are interested in macro photography this is an affordable way to try it when you attach the lens on a set of extension tubes. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be an enlarger lens. Other prime lenses with normal focal length (35mm to 50mm) do also work just fine.
Remember that the longer the distance between the camera sensor and the reversed lens is the higher magnification you get. At certain point flash light is also needed for getting a proper exposure. I’ll write about my flash setup in the near future.
Exif / Equipment
Nikon D800 & Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
ISO 100, 1.3 sec @ 200 mm, ƒ/8
Yellow colored moon from foggy last weekend.
Here I have shot two photos back to back as fast as possible. One photo is focused on the trees and other one on the moon.
You have to be fast to shoot these kind of scenes with telephoto ranges as the moon moves relatively quickly on the sky.
In post processing (Photoshop) I have masked the sharp moon on the other photo so both elements are in focus.
Note also that I have adjusted the second photo brighter in Lightroom which brings the mist out a bit.
See the full crop photos below (click to view bigger).
Want to see more these kind of posts in the future? Let me know!
Here I have selected my own top 10 favorite photographs from this year.
I wish inspiring new year to all of you!
The 15 by 30 foot Adobe Creative Cloud Mosaic wall went live today at Lincoln Center in New York.
Nice to see my work in the mosaic with all the other amazing work!
Collection of my photos from this year.
Another summer flys by fast and fall is coming.
Here is collection of my photos taken this summer.