For once in a very long while we are actually having a Fall. Usually we go straight from 80 degree weather to snow, with no middle ground. I am finding myself very grateful for this interlude between Summer and Winter this year. You should probably remind me of this respite when I am bitterly cursing the winter snows.
It’s been a long time (for me) since I’ve been creative, so this month I’m trying something new. I’m going to post a photo a day for the month of November. Sometimes they might have words with them, sometimes not. It’s been too long since I regularly used my camera and I need to get back in the saddle.
So what are my rules for this totally arbitrary thing just I made up that I’m calling ProShoMoMo (Project Shoot More Month) (yeah I didn’t spend a lot of time with the name) (bygones)? Post a photo a day, Monday through Friday. It doesn’t have to be a new photo, but that’s my goal. For me that’s a little more realistic than committing to shooting a new photo every day, while still exercising my shutter finger.
So, without further ado…ProShoMoMo. Day One. I’d love it if you joined me!
Over the weekend I played with my new 100mm macro lens. I am in total and utter love! I had asked for this Sigma lens for Christmas because it was less expensive than the Canon, but I just didn’t like it. It was loud and clunky and I couldn’t get a decent hand-held shot to save my life. I gave up trying and sent it back. Once the money had been spent on the Sigma, though, it was a lot less painful to use the store credit and then make up the difference between the two to upgrade to the Canon.
I’m so glad I did! The Canon is quiet and yet fast focusing on auto-focus, and this shot above was made hand-held. It’s not absolutely perfectly tack-sharp, but it’s close enough for me, and the sharpness only gets better on the tripod. It is a heavy lens so I have to be careful with my tripod or it will topple over when I have the camera pointed straight down.
I also took these photos, which are totally not SOOC as you can surely tell, but I rarely leave any photo untouched because I’m a little OCD that way.
Maybe that last one has a bit too much detail since you can see how dusty he is!
All of these shots are hand-held. I’m completely happy that I made the investment in this lens! Canon glass really doesn’t let you down.