Practice Is So Important!
With the 105VR in hand, I pushed myself to find more details, macro shots that I could make that I actually liked. I hate shooting because I feel I should be because I know there is something in front of me even though I can’t find it. It’s was a called a “forced” photo, which is a nice way of saying it sucks! So I went into moth mode, seeking light!
I always go into the print shop since as a kid, I worked in one and really enjoyed the process. I’m not so old I set type but I sure did learn about it which is what you’re seeing in these top two photos. Drawers where the type was stored, one letter at a time. With the 105VR, I focused in on patterns, color, and texture and made a couple of clicks that I really like. I’m still hand holding, using the same settings but this time, I’m holding the lens up to the plexiglass keeping honest folks honest.
Wondering into the next building I came to this wall of old radios. I looked at them for a moment, they were lit with plane old exhibit lighting. Then I saw this one radio face and noticed the grain in the wood so walked over and took a closer look. The radio dial have Havana, Mexico City, all sorts of places that I wouldn’t think you’d tune your radio into, especially back when this thing was in use.
And then into the doctors office I went where there are a TON of photographs to be made. I was intrigued with all the bottles on the glass shelf in the windows and started to look for one that might not be light directly by the sun. I found this one and was delighted with the play of light wrapping around the bottles. I was shooting with the 105micro still so I took my time to line up the lines and compose what you see to include everything else all around the bottles. This is really not my kind of photography but by this point was feeling pretty good about my efforts so took the time to make the shot. Not bad for a guy is sucks at macros!
Photos captured by D3x, 105VR on Lexar UDMA digital film