flowers

background // Photography meetup at Arizona Botanical Gardens.  Decided to focus on just using the macro lens.

quick take // Manual focus on a 100mm f2.8 lens can be a bear.  In particular, getting the exact focus on small flowers that are blowing in the wind or insects takes some doing.  Shooting multiples helps as did relenting to f4 for some shots while the light was still good out.  The amount of separation in the f2.8 shots really allowed me to remove the background completely in post for some shots.  Overall, spending a long time with just the one lens was a good opportunity to really understand the impact of composition and editing choices, I prefer this 'one bit at a time' approach to expanding my photography skill set.

samples //

  a6000 - Rokinon   100mm f2.8  >> 1/100 - f/4 - ISO 100

a6000 - Rokinon 100mm f2.8 >> 1/100 - f/4 - ISO 100

  a6000 - Rokinon   100mm f2.8  >> 1/500 - f/? - ISO ???

a6000 - Rokinon 100mm f2.8 >> 1/500 - f/? - ISO ???

  a6000 - Rokinon   100mm f2.8  >> 1/??? - f/? - ISO ???

a6000 - Rokinon 100mm f2.8 >> 1/??? - f/? - ISO ???

  a6000 - Rokinon   100mm f2.8  >> 1/??? - f/? - ISO ???

a6000 - Rokinon 100mm f2.8 >> 1/??? - f/? - ISO ???