September 17, 2011

Some Micro Photography (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital original, 3 frame exposure blend
Created when a leaf was fused between two pieces of glass, this detail turns a minuscule part of this “failed experiment” into something of monumental beauty.
Digital original, 2 frame exposure blend
A different exploration of the same subject; the great thing about macro is that is you can find a subject that is of interest, it is really easy to get lost on all the possibilities when you get in close.

September 02, 2011

A Mutant Flower (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Digital original, 20 frame focus blend, 2 frame stitch
As soon as I saw this Gerber Daisy, I knew it had to be photographed. The two-on-one flower was so unusual, I carefully lit it against a dead back background (having removed the stem) and then used ten frames of focus blend per composition (one left, one right) to ensure as much detail as possible was recorded for the final assembled photograph.