From a Box Brownie, to the latest digital gear, it is all just tools, or a means of stating who we are, at various points in time. The sophistication of our images has more to do with our personal growth, than the equipment that we acquire along the way.
Friday, December 6, 2013
A few days ago, when the sun came out briefly, we were out at Holiday Beach camp ground and I came across a whole thicket full of these red berries. It was hard to isolate just one little bunch from the thousands there, and finally I got to this one. It was quite a way back in the thicket, and since it was impossible to walk back there, I had to use my 75~300 mm lens fully extended which taking in the multiplication factor of 1.5 was effectively at 450mm. However, that was still not enough magnification, so I had to activate the in camera 2X teleconverter, to get an effective 900 mm of zoom. Since I did not have my tripod at the time, I had to brace myself as best as I could, hold my breath, and hope for the best. This is the result, and while I don't think I will enlarge this to 12 x 18 inches, it is not bad for blog purposes. Hope you enjoy it....the birds probably have by now.