Excursions through the world of photography and related matters: art, science, fantasy, and occasionally philosophy.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
When apple blossoms spring forth around here, they only present one or two minor impediments to making a good close-up photograph. The branches are quite high, so getting a high enough camera position can call for a fully extended tripod (including center column, not ideal for stable support) and a step ladder (cheaper and less technical hassle than a remote viewing system). Also, they are prone to sway like crazy in the slightest breeze. So I played a waiting game this afternoon, and caught this at a moment of minimal motion.
[Canon 5D MkIII, EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS macro, f/11 @ 1/50 sec., ISO 320]
[...and none of the above is really important, but some of you like to know...]