What could be better on a dark, bleak, cold and snowy day than a bouquet of small yellow roses! While shopping the other day which happened to be valentines day (I don’t have a valentine) so I gave myself a bouquet of lovely roses to brighten my week. Well of course I had photography in mind when I did. Today while the weather was bad I thought I would see what all I could do with them.
Slowly learning how to operate my digital camera (seems to be a life long endeavor) one day I will tackle all of the menus! Today I started in auto focus, then decided that NO the camera would not self destruct if I turned the knob to “P” . Guess what the camera is still on piece. So the majority of what is in this post was shot in “P” mode and manually focused.
My camera was mounted on my tripod, in my art room. The lighting was a construction site type of clamp on with a aluminum reflector with a 23 watt twisty bulb and a paper towel clamped to the reflector using it as a diffusor.
In the first pictures I was using kit lens 55-250mmm, the close up pictures were taken with various combinations of a set of 3 extension tubes attached, the final pictures were taken with the same lens and all three extension tubes attached.