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Horsetail & Blue Sky

Horsetail & Blue Sky

I have no idea if this is really horsetail, but I don’t care, who cares, really…it looks like a horsetail, so there!

Feeling a little Grumpy, I guess!

But, just to show you what can be done with a little camera (A620) and very little post work:  Only contrast and some gamma adjustments were made in post production.

Photos concepts come from your head, not the camera – anyone can have a camera, and that does not mean they can make a photo to save themselves.  If you can conceptualize good photos before pulling the camera out, then you can use any type of camera to produce the final image (in many or most instances).  Better camera gear just means you have more options.  Little camera gear means you have to use your brains more to get cool shots!

Just to make this shot more difficult was that the wind was blowing about 20 MPH, and these weeds sway like a drunk’en sailor on the high-seas!

Uploaded by BEHIND the LENS with Nawfal Nur on 12 Jan 09, 1.03PM MYT.

ps:  With something that whips around like tall weeds, you need to find a way to control that – that is key to catching the subject without too much blur.  This shot was around 1/1600 sec, P Mode, f8, and Internal Flash maxed out at 1/500 sec.  Macro Mode.

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