Anyway, on with the story. Yesterday afternoon, I was fooling around with my macro setup. There was this obstinate dandelion puffball on my lawn, backlit by the sunset. I mounted the bellows, pulled the offending weed and set it up on a table. Here's the result:
That's one seed from the puffball. OK, two of them. Focusing is such a difficult issue at these magnifications!
This morning, there was a running race in Minden. I decided to check it out and see if I could get some pictures (you didn't think I was considering running, did you? Shame). The bellows was still mounted on the camera, Intellicast said the rain was just ending, there were water droplets hanging on the pine trees... I had already put the tripod away, so I thought, "can I shoot handheld"? Bottom line is, I needed some help with the shutter speed and I have this thing called a flash...
You can't see the legs for the forest. I mean, um...
Pretty sure that wave was for me. She wanted her picture taken. This was just before the start of the 10k.
At the finish, I was shooting faces. I got about 75 great shots with my 70-200mm lens at f/2.8. This was my favourite. I think she wanted to win but didn't: is that disappointment on her face? From the number, by the way, she ran 5K, not 10.
Had to be father and son. They ran 10k and I think dad was elated that they finished. They actually came in together.
I've got thousands of freeze-frame kayaker pictures shot at 1/1000 second, but I really like the dynamic of shooting at a low shutter speed sometimes. This is 1/40 second at f/22.
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