Another very foggy morning and cold, barely above freezing. Today I have more water droplets but tomorrow I’m going to Borrodale in the Lake District. I’m hoping for some good landscapes. Time will tell if my hopes are justified.
I didn’t notice at the time but it appears to have collected a bit of tarmac. Not much round here hasn’t even my tripod and camera got a quick dose of the binder spray. The bloody stuff is everywhere. I have managed to clean most of it off. It’s fortuitous that I have settled on manual Canon FD lenses for time lapse. They are a bit soft with the adaptor but I can set the camera to aperture priority and it does solve most of the flicker. They are also cheap as chips so it’s not the end of the world if I or careless tarmackers trash one.
Back to drops.
I am trying to think of something novel to do with these webs but before I do I will have to stop using the macro ring strobe. I find it interesting but distracting to see the reflections of the strobe tubes. I had a good bit of extension tube on the lens and I now see reflection from both the front and back of the droplets. The reason the little arcs are different is because I set the strobe to 1/4 power on the left. It gives contrast to non-reflective and refractive subjects. I will try using an off camera strobe on a light stand and pop a soft box on it. Not today because today is a Grand Prix day.
On to Drips.
I haven’t a clue what these berries are. They are on a little sapling but it has shed it’s leaves so I have no chance of finding out. There is a tree man visits here to plant trees but he is not due back for a while. I have popped a bit of plastic bag round it to remind me to ask him.
That’s all for today. Have a great week.