With the way the garden is changing so rapidly, with flowers blooming and fading within 24/48 hours, and the fact we’ve had some rain, I thought I’d ┬ácapture the Bearded Iris while they’re in flower. I love the way raindrops on black Iris look like fat, juicy droplets of blood…


Having read up a little on noise in close up shooting, today I kept the ISO to 400 or below and shot some images. I noticed that it was almost impossible to get a really sharp image (suspect as I was handheld only, but I can shoot sharp close ups by hand normally). I’m guessingContinue reading “Noise”

May Flowers

I decided to experiment a bit today with some close up settings. My own garden seemed like the perfect setting. Keeping ISO below 400 to reduce noise, using as low an aperture as the camera would let me with a shutter speed of around 125. It was all hand held and so there is someContinue reading “May Flowers”