Monday, December 07, 2009


Its rained on and off the last day or so here in the valley (there's a nice dusting of snow in the surrounding hills too). Yesterday evening, I took the opportunity to do some macro photography with the fresh rain drops.

I used the new 100 macro with IS for this image and the IS turned out to be very useful. I wanted the aperture to be small enough to get decent depth of field (I chose f/11 and the light level was low enough that even at ISO 3200 I was only getting 1/25s shutter speeds. In the past I would have had to use a macro flash to get more light but that also changes the natural lighting in the scene. However the IS was very effective and the resulting image is critically sharp even at the relatively slow 1/25s shutter speed.

Technical Specs: Canon 1Ds3, 100 Macro IS, f/11, 1/25s, ISO 3200.

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