Monday, February 15, 2021

Macro Monday 44, Frosty

Yes, it's still really cold here. They say it's supposed to break any time, but that's the whole point of the Rick Mercer 1 C sketch. To give us hope.

There are advantages to the cold, if you're willing to dress for it. I've been a real weenie about that just lately, sometimes you don't have to go out in the cold, to get photos of cold. These are in the the seeing beauty where you find it department. 

All shot at about 4x mag, hand held in natural light. The first one has a bit of extra processing to bring up some of the colour. The hardest part wasn't finding the focus. There's a trick to a fast shutter speed and a gentle back and forth motion, and being willing to reject a great many out of focus shots. These 4 are the best of about 160 shots.

The hardest part was going through the dark areas to remove spots. They really distracted from the dark background, and there was no way I'd be able to convince anyone they were snowflakes. I suppose if I were a real pro I'd have dropped them into Photoshop and created a black background, but I'm not there yet.

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Of the Day


Frost from an earlier series, different lens.


  1. Very cool. And I love that shot of Celina. Such a peaceful image!

  2. A lovely macro quartet that might be even stronger with a slide to the right on both the whites and the highlights. Yes, spotting is a pain but it does make a noticeable difference. Regarding the last an image, what a difference a lens makes. Cheers, Sean


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