Aug 282009
 

This is just more of the same, but really, I like it 🙂

Today I returned to the place with the cables and the dragonflies. They seem to love the heat, and they seem to be pretty unimpressed by photographers and big macro lenses.

I could have gone on for hours, but in the end there are only so many perspectives that you can use, and some of them are impossible for me without being able to fly myself.

It’s really interesting: macro photography is so much fun with this lens, it completely crosses my original plan of abusing it as a street lens. I’m stubborn though 🙂

The images were all taken with the Sigma 150/2.8 Macro and post-processing is about the same as in “1048 – A Clown With A Funny Nose“: local contrast enhancements of the sharp parts with Topaz Detail and Topaz Adjust, taking the presets that match best, Hue/Saturation layers in various blending modes to push saturation without burning out color channels, sometimes a vignette, basically that’s it.

The Song of the Day is “Same Old Thing” by The Streets. I have it on their 2002 album “Original Pirate Material”, an album that I got from Michael as a birthday present. Hear it on YouTube.

  One Response to “1050 – Same Old Thing”

  1. Impressive, really. I tried to catch dragonflies with my camera when I visited Kökar, this summer, but they were constantly moving, making it impossible for me and my short lens to even get near to have a shot.

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