Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lensbaby Muse Double Glass

dg_16mm_macro by Phynyght Studio

dg_16mm_macro, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
Lensbaby Muse Fun.. It's only a flower, but looks to be a weird creature trying to collect you..

I have found that using both of the Macro Extension tubes stacked a top each other (giving 24mm) and a focusing distance of 1.5" (about 37mm for us metric folk). Attached to the Double Glass Optic in my Muse, I have managed to achieve some really lovely sharp Macro shots that have just an amazing drop off in focus.. The backgrounds just smooth out so beautifully, and the image is really super spot focused.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

skull and plum

skull and plum by Phynyght Studio
skull and plum, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.
I shouldn't play with my fruit, but I do.

I have been having a tough couple of weeks, and well to be honest, it's not seeming to get any easier. I'm struggling with some personal demons, and know that it will get better not only in time, but when this time of year is over.

I took this shot thinking of Life and Death. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Puzzle is Now Complete!!

Well It has taken a week or so, but the last piece of the puzzle arrived in the office today, a syringe.
It may seem like a weird little thing to have to wait for, but a 10ml syringe is the only thing that has been holding me back from getting onto developing my black and white film!! I wonder if the chemical companies out there realize how hard it is to measure small weird amounts of chemical easily and without fuss? And some of the companies that make kit to develop your film and images should realize that making the tubes and containers in better graduations would be more helpful as well (yes Patterson I'm talking to you).
But alas I have done what's needed to be done, and obtained the last object to be able to to perform the duties required, and I shall post a few of the results once I get everything scanned (as I still don't have a neg scanner).
Looking forward to this experiment and experience..

Water Drops Are Lovely..

macro_54 by Phynyght Studio

macro_54, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Rain Drop on Lemon Tree
Nikon D300S
60mm Micro f2.8

This was shot hand held in my backyard after a morning or raining in Melbourne. 

In my yard, I have many many trees. We grow a lot of our own fruit and veg here at my house, not just because we like to be a little more sustainable, but it makes for wonderful photographs at home. Being able to shoot at home saves me from having to travel a great deal. 

Technical details are Nikon D300S 60mm Nikkor Mirco f2.8 No Flash 1/160th sec @ f13 ISO 500. Small amount of post in Photoshop CS5.1 which totaled Small exposure compensation, dodge and burn, and clone out a few spots on the lens.

Hope you like it, and if you have any questions please just ask.. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Big Sky... In the Goulburn Valley

gv_bearri by Phynyght Studio

gv_bearri, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.

I had been on a bit of a road trip the last few days and have only just got home to be able to download everything off the camera, and get working on the edits..

Hope you like it..