Category Archives: Canon EFS 60mm Macro f2.8

Rose

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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Spring

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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Mike Ritchie 2

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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Iris

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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