I decided not to take any blizzard pictures. I have kind of maxed out on blizzards. They are predicting 8-10 inches more snow on Friday and a repeat of the same on Monday. I am going to have to rearrange my brain so I can actually get out and enjoy the weather. I do live in Maine and at 72 it should not come as a shock that it does in fact snow hear. So to while away the hours I dug up some pictures to redo. I used Topaz labs “in Focus” and “Clarity”. And I am not sure what kind of fish that is I only know that it was shot in the aquarium in Virginia Beach.
There is a major blizzard raging outside and I have a major case of cabin fever. I finished my regular work on the phone and I decided to try out some reverse lens photography. I don’t have a regular macro lens and the macro capability of the kit lens does not allow for very close macro. I had tried extension tubes without much success primarily because lack of knowledge. I did a search for reverse lens macro and came up with this decent tutorial. I knew that the electronics go away when you reverse the lens so f stop control is lost. The tutorial explains how to set your f stop. As you will see you can still control shutter speed and focus. The shot here is of some fibers from a dusting brush . The shot was hand held. Depth of focus is extremely small but there is software called focus stacking which can overcome that.
Yesterday I took a little trip to Pine Point. In two days it will undergo a big change because of the anticipated blizzard. For now it lies in peaceful beauty.
Winter can be very boring without snow so last week I went out looking for something to shoot. I came across the Western Cemetery in Portland, Maine. It is the largest in existence. So I pictured a video and I figured I would process it in black & white and look for the appropriate music. I think I got the music right but the video could have used more work especially in the area of focus.
I am still working on exposures for night-time timelapse. One solution would be to shoot in an area with a lot less light pollution. I just have to get more dedicated to the project. Most likely traveling about 20 miles would find me a location which would be more suitable.