A power stands tall in the grass
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I’ve mentioned before that I’m not normally a nature shooting photographer, but since delving back into the passion I felt when first shooting just for me, these days, I’m happy to point my camera at nearly anything to see what I can make of it. This yellow flower (feel free to let me know in the comments below what it actually is) stood out well enough in the colour version of this photograph. but converting it to black and white makes it feel more powerful in an albeit subtle kind of way.

Although taken with the macro lens, I would not call this a macro photograph. The 90mm focal length worked well to fit in what I needed and my love and admiration for the rule of thirds speak for itself within the composition.

You may have noticed the website has had a little makeover. I really like the new look and am proud to have the number of posts in the bag that can fill up a front page. Too often a young blog looks so barren, but I have enough posts currently to fill two and a bit 12-per pages. Now you can see the last 12 posts (on a larger screen) and most importantly when you are looking at an individual post, you can down click the image to enlarge it. Go on, give it a go, I’ll wait.

Venturing out into the web, I love this Mark Seliger portrait of John Mayer. The composition, tone and editing of the photograph are just magnificent. Mark is the guy who sets up a photo booth at the Vanity Fair party after the Academy Awards event each year. He has no trouble convincing any of the A-List celebrities to sit for a portrait as his work is just stunning. This is the kind of portrait work I would love to be doing as a primary source of income. You can find Mark’s Instagram page here.

On the home front, Melbourne just hit 200 days of lockdown. To me, it feels like a little longer. I’m fortunate to be able to work from home during these days, but I would love to be able to point my camera a people again.

That’s it for now. Talk to you soon.


Photo Information: 
Nikon D850
Tamron AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 @ 90mm
1/160 | f/22 | ISO 3200
Wednesday August 8, 2021 @ 12:11
Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia

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