Extension Tube Test 2
Originally uploaded by jennabee25
I recently got a set of extension tubes for macro photography. A macro lens is a bit out of my price range, so I decided to go a more economical route.
Extension have a steep learning curve. Besides having to use manual focus with the the ones that I got, I had to find a way to prop my self up so I was steady, considering image stabilization didn’t work properly in my lens with the extension tubes.
Still, I managed and got some interesting photos out. This one of a little curl of a plant I have seemed to look nice in black and white, so here it is!
Scranton Courthouse by Jenn Dixon, 2009
Just playing around with some symmetry here along with black and white.
Terrier by Jenn Dixon, 2007
Felt like something off-beat and funky today. Here is and example of some street photography that I’ve done. I think I took this photo from my hip and just hit the shutter button. This is the result….a fun dog, wacky horizon, and cool shadows.
My back is still really bugging me so that’s why my posts here have been brief of late. Hey, at least I can still post!
Tundra Swans 2 by Jenn Dixon, 2009
There are actually three swans here. The one is swimming parallel to the other. You can see part of his head and tail feathers.
I took this at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area which is a great refuge for migrating birds. Canada geese, snow geese, and tundra swans, all find a nice place to rest before they head back north for the spring.
In the summer, there are all kinds of ducks, cormorants, herons, purple martens, and red-wing blackbirds. All year round…you may get lucky and see a bald eagle.
I learned so much at this meet up. I want to thank our wonderful models, like Kelly here, for their patience and hard work. This shoot also made me want to go out and buy a ton of studio lights and equipment. A girl can dream…….
If you a looking for a bunch of like-minded individuals who are interested in the same stuff you are, I recommend giving Meetup.com a good look. There is something for everyone in just about every area of the country.
Last October was the first time I was able to really start using my DSLR camera. I was on our family vacation in the Outer Banks. The sunrises on the Atlantic when it’s clear are just amazing! I got plenty in color, but I had read online to try some in black and white. So I did, and this is the result.
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Focal Length: 55 mm
I think storms look very dramatic in black and white. I also love trees. What I admire about them is the structure and shapes the branches take. Trees capture my eye as a photographer.
Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Focal Length: 22 mm