Time out in Mendoza

First of all, the bus journey from Santiago to Mendoza takes you through some impressive landscapes so try and get a seat upstairs near the front so you can take it all in; it’s well worth the effort of booking and reserving a day or two in advance (unlike yours truly, the last minute specialist). I’d arranged my accommodation, also at the last minute, through AirBnB and was lucky that Carolina, the host, and her parents, Camila and Enrique (whose apartment shares the same […]

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Roses in the Rain

Photo of the Day: Flower Shower

Sony A7RII : f/9@2000th : ISO 4000 : EV -1.3 : FE 55mm f/1.8 No, it isn’t raining, it’s just the sprinkler system coming on unexpectedly to provide a much needed flower shower, adding another element to the series of images I was gathering with the Sony FE 90mm Macro lens. The gardeners enjoyed my panicked retreat and I was thankful for the weather-proofing on the Sony system. A quick flick of the switch out of macro mode, (I’m not […]

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Pink rose

Photo of the Day: Pink Petals

Continuing on from where I left off with the previous PotD and how much I was enjoying using the Sony FE 90mm Macro lens, here’s another offering of a close-up of a rose, this time focusing in on some lovely pink petals and their beautiful curves. All that’s missing is a little bit of morning dew on the tips,… sigh. Again, this is a handheld shot and I must repeat that having such quick access to manual focus on the […]

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Flower detail

Photo of the Day: Flower Detail and the Sony 90mm Macro

Sony A7RII : f4@1000th : ISO 640 : EV -1.3 : FE 90mm f/2.8 It’s time to talk a little about the Sony FE 90mm Macro G OSS lens. Macro work is not something I do much of in my regular work environment so I was keen to take it out in the field and put it through its paces. With this in mind, I spent a morning walking around a park in Mendoza, Argentina, with my A7R2, photographing flowers. […]

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Flower with fence

Photo of the Day: The Bougainvillea Shoot

I took this shot walking around the streets of Mendoza in Argentina. I like this picture a lot. A hard black fence, to keep things either in or out, and a single vibrant young bougainvillea shoot popping through, just catching the sun. It doesn’t take a lot of thought to give it some sort of existential twist, about life, boundaries, reaching out, beauty in the small details… It puts a smile on my face just looking at the photo again […]

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