Some flowers from Alowyn Gardens
Last weekend I showed you some photos of the grounds at Alowyn Gardens and I said I would show you some of the flowers. I forgot until Julie mentioned it, so thought I should do some. I haven’t done many, if I’m honest a lot of the flowers were past it, and you could tell winter was starting to set in. I do love winter, but it isn’t a good time for flower macro photography.
All the images were taken with the Samyang 100mm 2.8 macro lens that I have been trying out. I am really impressed with this lens. It is a great alternative if you can’t afford one of the name brand lenses. The manual focus shouldn’t turn you off, it is more a matter of getting used to it. I think I tend to turn off auto focus on my other macro lens now. You can get so much closer to the flower as well, and there are ways of making sure you get images that are sharp. I put my camera on continuous shooting and then press the button and take about 4 or 5 images, that way, hopefully, one will be in focus.
I processed these in Photoshop, so it has taken me a bit to get them ready to show and hence why there are so few. Usually when I do a post with a few photos I do them with Lightroom and it is easier. I thought it might be nice to do more to them. Also gives me some photos to use on my macro Instagram site.
Last night I had another long exposure workshop in the city and then took some more photos before dinner and home. It was a good session. I haven’t been to that part of Docklands for a while now. I hope your weekend is going well, it is a long one here, so plenty of time to do things.