Category Archives: Canon EFS 60mm Macro f2.8

After my post yesterday about artistic risk-taking, I am moderately sheepish about offering this safe genre photograph of a bunch of roses that have cheered up this cold January house a little bit. I really liked their orange and red variegation and so resolved to capture them before their inevitable decay. This was using normal…

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Just a few more flowers from early this evening. The raindrops on them seemed worth catching, and then once the macro lens is in your hand, you cant help but try a few shots. Spot the odd one out!       The light in this one struck me as looking like a candle flame….

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It’s been a while since I broke out my trusty 60mm macro, and got my tripod out of the bag, but spring tulips like this, on my own doorstep were just irresistible. The problem was the opening and closing of the flowers which required a wait for some bright late afternoon sunshine. Th wait was so…

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Regular followers of my blog will recognise this striking man as Michael Ritchie, guitar maker. Mike made my acoustic guitar, and although it is as damn near perfect an instrument as I have ever played, it wasn’t made specifically for me. Mike is remedying that now, and so I had an opportunity to visit him…

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  • Lorr

    I really like the 2nd photo of Mike here – it’s warm & full of character. Portraits say as much about the relationship btw the photographer and the subject so this gives a positive vibe…as for the guitar, what a superb purchase :0)

  • martin

    All good, but I particularly like portrait 1&3. It’s the shade I like; falling on the face, picking out the eye, good work.

One of the greatest joys of photography is the simplest one. There are moments of pure visual joy which you can savour and indulge in, but then attempt to hold for ever to revisit and to enjoy. One evening recently, I came upon this stunning Iris in the warm, diffuse evening light in a friend’s…

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  • Lorr

    I love this…it makes me smile every time I look at it. It shows complexity and pure beauty at the same time. Wonderful :0)