It rained last night. Between dropping the kids off at school and getting ready to go across the Bay to MacWorld, I noticed these beautiful drops in the garden.
I was dressed in my presentation clothes–not that these are much, in this case a pair of clean pants and a Lens Baby T-shirt that I won as my honarable mention prize in the Lens Baby macro contest. Keeping reasonably presentable, a contradiction with down and dirty photography, was on my mind. (Here’s my honorable-mention winning photo.)
To start with, I took out my new water-proof toy, which can kind of be used casually (and of course all the wetness didn’t matter to it). But using it felt a bit removed from the water drops, and I couldn’t get in close enough with precision.
So I trotted out the classic macro technology, the D70 on a tripod stopped way down with long exposures and my 105mm macro lens with 68mm of stacked extension tubes. What fun!
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