I once worked with a guy who made me smile every year about this time (or maybe a bit later) when he would say: “Spring has sprung, the grass has riz. I wonder where the flowers is?” Well, the grass hasn’t “riz” yet but most of the snow is gone and we can see where the grass will be when it pops.
Want a taste? Sure you do. Here comes the yellow, the green, the new growth and a taste of things to come. Soon I hope because I’m almost ready. I’ll be ready when the flowers is.
I ordered a couple rolls of Kodak Ektar color print film today. I have two rolls of color transparency film in the fridge. My tripod is ready to go. My F3 is getting itchy to shoot some color macros and I am too.
I’ve been using my 75-150 zoom exclusively for macro photos for years. This year I’m going to try something different — my 85mm prime lens together with the 3T/4T close up attachment lenses instead.
Why? Because I’m venturing out of my yard and I want to keep my kit simple and light. I’m still not sure about my tripod. It weighs a bit over seven pounds, easy to take out into the yard but an anchor when hiking for miles.
I found this neat You Tube video the other day. $1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera – Lose The Tripod/Monopod. I made one and it works. At least it works dry shooting with no film in the camera. I’m going to try it out in the field this week. The idea should work great for wide angle and normal lenses. Macro is another story. Still need firm support. I ordered a carry strap for my tripod. Will that be enough? Will I be willing to lug the big guy for miles?
I’m willing to try. Stay tuned. Meanwhile you gotta try the string stabilizer. It’s such a neat idea. I found all the parts I needed among my collection of odd nuts and bolts.
Be sure to visit Lisa’s Chaos for more Macro Monday photos. Thank you Lisa. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to share.