As much as I like to drive out to somewhere spectacular in pursuit of good landscape I often find it smart to shoot right at home. It also got me thinking about the kinds of images where most of the consumer cell or point and shoot cameras just can’t quite pull it off. The pinhole/small sensor approach has it’s limits. This time I brought along a spray bottle to spice things up. The time of day was the worst almost noon on a clear day. But that’s the exercise-Use that better gear to pull off a nice shot despite limitations of circumstance. Take a minute to focus on exposure and composition.
What did I learn? in the end this is a pinhole shot, F32 has the aperture closed most of the way. the span from foreground to back on the plant is almost a foot. But it’s a big sensor pinhole shot. It’s a shot that any inexpensive DSLR or full function mirrorless can get. And given a little better than point and shoot cameras you could too.
Shot on my 7D and with a 60mm Canon macro. Stopped down to f32 to get the depth of field. Plenty of light, exposure was 1/30 with the ISO at a clean 400. Camera was mounted on a Manfrotto “Magic arm”. A good accessory for macro. Puts a camera on a table edge or handrail solidly.