Apr 25, 2010

Weekend backyard fun

Although there were storms around on Friday night, the weekend was beautiful in our neck of the woods. The lovely wife is the green-thumb of the household, so she was having fun in the back yard. I took pictures.

It just happened that as the sun went behind the trees, the light got really good. If you don't know already, the hour around sunset is called the 'Golden Hour' or the 'Magic Hour' for a reason.

These shots were all taken with the Canon 5D and a 50mm f1.4.

Watering the plants... looks better with nice light...

Wash out the background with the bright sky? No problemo.

And when she starts to get a bit tired of the paparazzi treatment...

I took the opportunity to play with the Kenko extension tubes that were a birthday present last year. These all use the 20mm 'mid-size' tube, still with the 50mm.

Details, details




Using extension tubes is a great way to get some macro shots without breaking the bank for macro lenses. As with anything else, the light really makes it, so even these shots were helped by the nice evening light.

Have a great week everyone... make the time to play with your toys!

Don J.

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