Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More May wildflowers

I tried a new lens this weekend, a Tamron 60mm f2 Macro. I have never owned a macro before, but I'm sold on this one. The wide-open f2 aperture lets me play with depth of field to my heart's content, so I don't need my usual 50 f1.8 lens, and I don't have to mess around with close-up filters or extension rings, which keeps my kit uncomplicated and clean. These 3 and the one below were all shot with the new lens at various low aperture values (f2-3.5) to accent focus in one small area of the shot and nicely blur out the background.

May long weekend jaunt

I like the lines on this barbed wire fence, so cool and curvy. Lines were also the attraction for the trees in the second shot...I loved the angles formed by the fallen trees and the fence post.