one day at a time

day 24: spiky spike berry

spiky spike berry

spiky spike berry Β© Verena Fischer 2011

Yesterday was the first time since I started this blog that I didn’t go out to take pictures. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t take pictures though as you can see above. I happened to have some physalis lying around and I already thought a few days ago that they make quite an interesting subject for macro shots. So, yesterday I pulled out my macro converter and started taking pictures. It took me a while to find the perfect perspective on it, but in the end it turned out to be a rather Georgia O’Keeffe style picture who Ezequiel mentioned already the last time I tried to take pictures of this strange fruit. If you don’t know Georgia O’Keeffe you should google her. I’ve rarely seen such obscene but interesting paintings of flowers before!

Apart from this little detail there is not much to say today, since all I did yesterday was to write my dissertation and decide on a telephoto lens that I will be my prize for finally finishing my MSc. After giving it lots of thought I decided that at this point a low budget Canon EF-S 55-250 IS should do the trick. For 200€ more I’d get a better quality EF USM lens, but maybe the low budget version is ok for now.

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7 responses

  1. What a creative way to set up this shot! The combination of textures, lighting and shallow depth of field give this an almost ‘other worldly’ feel… very interesting… and nicely done!
    πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    • Oh, thanks! I took many many pictures until I finally got the shot right. Funnily I knew exactly when it was right, it was my last shot of that day πŸ™‚

      September 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

  2. SaraPey

    So freaking sweet!! I have one of those trees in my house, maybe sometime I’ll try to photograph it πŸ˜€

    September 8, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    • Wow, you’re lucky having one of those trees πŸ™‚ I would probably kill it in no time, I’m really bad with plants πŸ˜‰

      September 20, 2011 at 9:12 am

  3. Great macro! The curves are luscious! BTW, I have one of those 55-250 lens and it may be inexpensive but you can get some nice photos for your money.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:22 am

    • Thanks! I actually got the lens now and I’m pretty happy with it! As with the 18-55mm kit lens most pictures actually need some sharpening, but this little effort is ok considering the good price of the lens.

      September 20, 2011 at 9:14 am

  4. Oh the joy of digital photography. If we were still paying for film and processing we wouldn’t create such beautiful images.

    October 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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