I like shooting flowers earlier in the day, when a direct sun is not beating down. All images taken with my Sony AR7ii, and an Olympus Zuiko 50mm/f3.5 macro lens.
I was out recently early in the morning. It had rained overnight, and I love the look of raindrops on plants, especially in black and white.
I didn’t feel like going out today, so I did a little macro photography instead. This is a detail of a gear on an old hand tool.
Sony A7ii, Micro-Nikkor 55mm/f3.5 lens (Pre-AI)
One thing I never seem to do much of is macro (close-up) photography. Last weekend I shot a roll of macro work on my Mamiya RZ67 and 65mm/4.5 lens. Being a bellows camera, the RZ 67 can extend quite a bit, and the 65mm can focus quite closely.
Here is my first picture (a close up of a shell) from my Voigtlander Avus, a folding camera (9×12 cm plate) almost a century old. Something that really struck me was three sentences from the manual:
“Each camera is supplied with 3 three plate holders. When going on a day’s trip six holders may be required. On longer journeys twelve may be required.”
When you consider that each plate holder only holds one exposure, the importance of a thoughtful, selective approach to photography is really underscored. Imagine going out with a DSLR and only one memory card, with a capacity of six images.
An interesting exercise, to be sure.