Doing some macro photography with my compact camera. Everything is possible – well, not E V E R Y T H I N G, but pretty much what I like to picture in my 50 / 50 photography. I use different lighting to enhance some details.
A large part of my photography is tied in with my garden work including compost-making. That’s where I find the occasional bug – deceased after a season’s working, making compost with thousands of other helpers.
This underpart with the “rear-panel”, is not larger than a small fingernail.
The Idea came to me in my garden, seeing my shadow on a cold morning.
The Grassman cometh
My upturned collar and hat formed one shape. The title is reminiscent of the 1973 film “The Iceman cometh”.
I developed a few variations of that title. As usual in my photography, I hardly use digital effects. For today’s theme my old idea came in handy and I am pleased with my latest experiments. Will work on refinements, when I have some time to spare.
I’ve tried this idea some time back and was not happy with the result.
(E D I T for new cont. shots)
The best time of year is May to August – a couple of months around the winter solstice. That’s when the afternoon sun comes into the house at the right angle through a hollow fancy brick section. A loose-leaved tree decides, when the sun can shine through which openings. A slightly hazy sky would give softer light patches, I guess.
To get the rough bricks show up best, I placed a dimmed flood light close to the wall, shining from the bottom up. Anticipating the light patches was a challenge. August 2018: The tree was not fully in leaf, so I tried the continuous mode ( 1 shot per minute ) programmed on the PC to cahnge in a 2/10 sec. rhythm rendred as a vertical Video, ( I just read on Instagram it’s the latest fad, just was ignorant