You need an MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro for this… as well as the patience of a Saint.
Archives For April 2012
Unless you’re an empty pocketed Leica M series shooter, you very probably have to sharpen your images in post processing. My workflow is now under the spotlight. I have always sharpened as the last action in my image workflow. I am now wondering whether I have got it all wrong!
I used to use a High Pass filter (Duplcate your image layer, apply a High Pass filter of about 1, maybe less or more, and then set the layer style to Overlay) after resizing.
I now use USM – Convert the image to LAB mode. Select the Lightness channel and perform a USM of about 45,0.8,0. And then set back to RGB.
I am going to try this for a while to see how comfortable I am: High Pass sharpen, before resizing!
I knocked this up – what do you all think? How do you sharpen?
This cheetah cub just ‘killed’ a photographer’s camera bag. He wasn’t about to give it back either!
Is anyone else on 1x.com? I just joined and am horrified at the image rejection rate. I guess it’s akin to a real gallery space being picky about what they hang on their walls. I’ve had at least 1 acceptance, but it’s queued for publication – what’s with ‘queueing’ on the internet?!
A few days go past without shooting anything and I get this itch to shoot. Anything and with any camera. Yesterday Suz and I were due to meet my parents in London for a meal and I could not resist. We walked down to Tower Bridge and I saw and captured this. It took me a while for my photoshop skills to extract the sky the way I was seeing it, but we got there in the end.
Compositions in such ‘busy’ areas of London are difficult, but this is a cracker!
A treat for you all today. London has some extraordinary architecture and, as I was due to meet a friend in town anyway, I thought I would pass by a few sites.
This is the Tulip Staircase in Queen’s House, located in Greenwich. I had to work to get this shot and passers by were wondering whether I was injured lying on the floor with a camera on my face!
This one is Canary Wharf DLR Subway station. A subway station!!!
And last, but not least, The British Museum, near Holborn.
Shining examples of British architecture!
Singapore is vibrant in all aspects and makes for wonderful photography.
Bizarrely, even whilst walking around Singapore goggle eyed in wonder, Cambodia actually made me feel like a foreign tourist. The constant child ‘salesmen’ act, escorted from attraction to attraction, eating separately from guides, etc. We went specifically for the photos, but it’s a little sad that photos are all we really left with.
A long since dead tree in the white clay pan of Deadvlei, located near Sossusvlei, Namibia.
This shot, another from last summer’s trip to Africa, shows off the amazing perspective altering capabilities from Canon’s TS-E 17mm Tilt-Shift lens. This is a splendid example where a close object, only 12 feet high, can be made to appear far more prominent and majestic within the frame. Ordinarily I am using this lens to correct verticals within the frame, but this sort of scene can be bent to the lens’s will.