Friday, 8 April 2011

Photograph of the Week #0027

"When not scribbling away in a sketch book or dabbling on a Wacom tablet i'm invariably fiddling around with exposure settings on my Nikon D90 trying to capture moments in aesthetically pleasing ways.
So here we have "Photograph of the week" a (mostly) weekly feature showcasing my favourite photo of the week."

This week I got a new Tamron 90mm prime lens.
To put it through it's paces I ran it around my garden a few dozen times to try and pick out macro details and take various other interesting shots.

This is another spider shot, I just happened to spot him as he came scuttling down the wall next to me, he really was very tiny but thankfully this lens is far better built for the job of capturing him than any of my other lenses. It was pretty difficult distinguishing him from his very-similarly-coloured background but I think it makes for an interesting shot despite the clearly blown-highlights.

I could have done with a reflector, in hindsight, to soften the otherwise hard shadow that obscures half of the spider.
I always find it interesting to see the amount of detail there is in such small creatures that are so easily overlooked, It's nice that I'm finally able to capture that to some degree.