Hopping Aboard the Macro Bandwagon

“You don’t have to be the best, you just have to be better than you were last week.”
— Jerry Ghionis

I was feeling inspired this morning by the macro and minimalist images posted recently on a few of the photo blogs I follow, particularly those of Mike Osborn and Richard Cooper-Knight. I’d not used my micro lens — a DX format 60mm micro Nikon lens — since I bought the D800 last June. It seemed like a good time to put the D800 in DX mode and give it a go. I lit the photo using one of my favorite trial-and-error techniques: a dark room, a tiny flashlight and long exposure. I essentially “paint” the subject with the light while the shutter is open. This allows me to control the amount, quality and direction of light on a whim and leaves a good bit of the outcome up to spontaneity. I hope you like the result.

"Strawberry", Nikon D800 in DX mode, ISO 100, f/11 at 10 sec., 60mm micro

“Strawberry”, Nikon D800 in DX mode, ISO 100, f/11 at 10 sec., 60mm micro
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