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SHAKING OFF THE RUST

It is difficult to pin point for sure where the time has disappeared to after the workshop to Skye in December last but suffice to say that my photography has been on the back-burner since then.  Now, with the lengthening days of spring, I definitely needed to get out there with my camera and photograph something, anything; otherwise I feared that my photography skills would turn to rust and seize up completely. The trouble is I like to have a purpose to my photography and that images should ‘speak’ to me to have real meaning; ideally I should set myself specific photography projects or goals to strive towards but I’m not that organised.

So on this rather overcast day I set out for Crieff with no clear aims other than I would shoot infrared and limit myself to carrying two lenses only; the 45mm tilt+shift lens and the beautiful but little used f/2 105mm DC (de-focus control) lens. The latter is more of a portrait lens but is great for capturing images for a restricted depth of field.

Here are a few images taken around the bandstand in the Macrosty Park, Crieff; not greatly creative perhaps but a start nevertheless to shaking off the rust.

 

bandstand | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

bandstand | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

1/500 sec @ f/4  ISO 200  Nikon D3 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens   Infrared

 

bandstand | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

bandstand | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

1/80 sec @ f/8  ISO 200  Nikon D3 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens   Infrared

 

bandstand | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

bandstand | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

1/100 sec @ f/8  ISO 200  Nikon D3 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens   Infrared

 

daffodils | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

daffodils | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

1/60 sec @ f/11  ISO 200  Nikon D3 with 45mm f/2.8 Tilt + Shift lens   Infrared

 

daffodils | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

daffodils | Macrosty Park | Crieff | Perthshire

1/320 sec @ f/4  ISO 200  Nikon D3 with 105mm f/2 DC lens   Infrared

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