I did not forget about Photo Fridays, it's just that, well... read yesterday's blog post. That's my story and I am sticking to it.
Meanwhile, after yet another rain storm yesterday the sun came out nicely for golden hour and there were some sweet water droplets on my plants and the light was coming through them in that way that is just irresistible. I have not done any macro photography in a long time so I gave it a shot (really did not mean to make that pun). I don't have a real macro lens, just a set of Kenko extension tubes, but they work nicely. Macro photography is very challenging. The tiniest wind translates to a hurricane at that magnification and you have to be pretty well dialed in on every single setting. It takes great dedication, perfectionism, and patience. I was in short supply on all three. When you see some really great macro work published (not here), take a moment to think respectful thoughts for the photographer. They probably spent hours getting the shot, and the one good one you see probably represents at least 50 that just did not work out.
What I love about photography is that when I shoot a bunch of lousy or just mediocre images, it's still enjoyable and usually whets my appetite to go out and try again another time.
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