According to Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the Black Water Dragon. Supposedly the black water dragon symbolizes big changes. So far this year, for me, that seems to be the case. Be that as it may, my personal water dragon is a soap dispenser on the kitchen sink.
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8. 1/250 at f/2.0, ISO 800.
Canon 5DM3 making something from nothing.
I’m currently on day 5 of a 15 day “green” juice “Reboot” –that means I’m only consuming raw fruit and veggie concoctions made in our Hurom juicer or, occasionally, blended in our Vita-Mix blender. Why? Because I’m crazy, and I like a challenge. My goal is to shed 25 lbs and get my body back into “fighting” shape. So far so good, but I am having a hard time motivating myself to get out and shoot. I’m hoping that will change in the next few days. In the meantime, here’s one of the first shots I took with my 70-300mm mounted on the 5D Mark III.
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 300mm. 1/250 at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 rebooting.
Oftentimes when processing an image I flip through a few tweaks because I’m trying to emphasize or embellish something in the original image. Sometimes I just add an overall effect and like it as is. The latter was the case for this photo.
The original image:
Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. 1/80 second at f/2.8, ISO 160.
Canon 5DM3 providing the pixels.
I’m chilling at home snapping shots of the transition from spring to summer.
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 300mm. 1/200 second at f/5.6, ISO 2500.
Canon 5DM3 pulling from the patio palette.
Using shallow depth of field and 1 1/2 stop overexposure on the backdrop, I was able to almost totally eliminate the detail of the garage wall behind the amaryllis. The result was a “painterly” effect.
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 250mm. 1/80 second at f/5.6, ISO 400.
Canon 5DM3 on the patio at the end of spring.