This is just a little photo of a little "serenity pond" I have. It has a very soothing sound, and adding a little humidity to the super-dried air in these winter climates is quite welcome. I used my 18-135 mm lens at 120 mm, custom white balance, RAW, ss: 1/13; f/5.6; ISO 400, levels adjusted. I liked the look of the water with the slow shutter speed. My elbows were my tripod.
This picture may be technically horrible, but it's very exciting for me, and this is where my groveling will start! This was shot with my brand new, just received, I am such a lucky person, 105 mm 2.8 Macro lens!!!! I am so excited!!! But I can use any and all suggestions for learning to shoot macro images. One basic thing I realized after taking this picture is that even though I set this dish of raspberries next to the window for the light, it does not work well to shoot toward the light; I need to rearrange furniture tomorrow so that the light will at least be coming from the side. It seems like somehow, I need both diffused light, but bright light. Maybe.
Please share with me any and all suggestions you might have for Macro shots! Thanks!
105 mm lens, ISO 400; wb: cloudy; manual mode; manual focus and tripod; f/22; ss: 8".