Now here you go with a bit of a different "macro" photo. I got a lot of inspiration last week from old cross-processing techniques and went a bit crazy with my f/1.4 lens and different post-processing approaches. However, I really love this shot as a wallpaper. The bokeh is just amazing and there is still so much detail in the flower despite f/1.8. Hope you enjoy it!
Canon EOS 40D, Canon 50mm f/1.4, ISO 100, 1/500 sec., 50mm, f/1.8. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2 with finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
I went back to Otuataua Stonefields, a regional park just a 15 minute drive from my house. The sunset was pretty good and I got a few shots (uploaded to my website). This one didn't quite make the cut but I thought it might make a nice wallpaper.
On a week's holiday to north Cornwall, my wife and I spent plenty of time photographing the scenery, including a number of bays. Holywell Bay, just south of Newquay was perhaps my favourite, and we were lucky enough to see some great sunsets.
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC, B&W ND110 filter, Manfrotto 410 head and 190 tripod. Processed in Canon DPP and Paint Shop Pro.
This shot was taken on an incredibly windy evening in Bodega Bay! It's taken from a pull out off of Highway 1, and overlooks Salmon Creek running into the Pacific Ocean at North Salmon Creek Beach. It's two shots, 1 exposed for the sky and 1 exposed for the foreground. I used masked layers in Photoshop to blend the two together. I'm pretty happy with it, wish it was a tad more in focus but I feel the wind contributed to that a lot as well!
This photo tells the story behind my shot of the sunrise on top of Dune45 in the Namib, the world's oldest desert. The wind constantly blows the sand over the edge of the dune, giving it its unique shape and keeping it in place. The wind blows equally often and strong from West and East, making the dune itself immovable. I was thrilled by the thought of how many millions of grains of sand are blown over the edge of this and all the other dunes in the desert every second. This photo captures a few of them in flight.
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/640 second, 43mm, f/3.5. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2. Finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.