Fall Impressions

Fall Impressions.
There is an old saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. During one of my sessions at the Out of Acadia event, we were going to Sieur de Monts for a macro class. When we arrived, there was a brisk breeze and very little fall colors, with the exception of a few leaves and some ferns. We spent a little time photographing leaves on logs and such but I explained to the group that when the conditions are not right for what you had initially set out to do, do something else. If you spend all of your time trying something that will frustrate you with the results because of movement from wind, don’t do it. Instead I taught them a technique that will give a result similar to the paintings of the Impressionistic period. Simply reduce your ISO and increase you aperture until you can get a shutter speed of about 1 to 2 seconds then after releasing the shutter move your camera up and down in very small movements. The result will be similar to brush strokes on a canvas. The “look” isn’t for everyone, but I really like it and find it fun to try and compose for an image that is intentionally not sharp or defined. Next time you go out to photograph macro and the conditions aren’t right, don’t get frustrated, have a glass of lemonade instead.
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 2 seconds, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod, HA77 macro arm, K20X ballhead, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

2 Responses to “Fall Impressions”

  1. Scott Armentrout Says:

    DAVID, Your writing is as brilliant as your photographs and your tips.

  2. lilybug1960 Says:

    Thank you Scott for the incredibly kind words.

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