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Macro update

A small, but lucky, update on the gallery. This year was the first time I actually encountered a crab spider (Thomisus Onustus), and I managed to grab some pictures after it caught its unfortunate prey, which seems like a subspecies of the western honey bee (Apis Mellifera) to my untrained eye.

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New gallery: Europe

Website update! This time I decided to upload some of my favourite pictures taken during my trips around Europe. Most of these voyages were neither long enough nor did I get a good enough body of work that it warranted a gallery for itself, so I decided to group them in a single one. Along with the Macro gallery, this is the other one which I hope to keep growing in both size and quality.

Direct link here.

Minor update: macro

Hi there!

Today I wanted to share a couple of "new" pictures from the macro section. I put new between quotes because one of them has been living on my backup hard-drive and I almost forgot I took it, but here it is now foe everyone to see.

If I recall correctly, I used a 50mm enlarger lens and some extension tubes to get this magnification. Keep in mind the flower has a diameter of aprox. 5mm.

 

The other one was one of the first macro tests I did in the backyard when I bought my current camera, the Sony A7. Taken with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm f2.8 AiS. It certainly feels more "artistic" than my other macros, but I think it deserves a place in the gallery.

Hello World!

Being a developer by trade I couldn't think of a better title for the 1st post of this blog :)

After spending some time on photography social networks I got tired on how, unfortunately, most of them seem to have degraded into some sort of place where people comment each others photos just for the sake of it. Anything resembling constructive feedback is as rare as a unicorn. And there's also the constant invites to the "amazing" groups and the annoying logos and graphics "as seen on XYZ group!". Suffice to say, I wanted something else to show case my work and Facebook or Google + don't quite cut it.

For a while, I toyed with the idea of making my own website from scratch, I am a programmer after all! But I knew that despite learning a couple of new things (I work on an area completely unrelated to web), the additional time and effort necessary would only demove me from ever getting a decent and finished website. And my designs skills are also very poor. While listening to some podcasts (The Art of Photography and RAW Talk), I heard about Squarespace which is the service I ended up using to build this website (and no, I'm not getting anything for this publicity).

On to the site/blog!

My main idea is to showcase my work and also share some insights/ramblings on photography and related topics. Since my three favorite types of photography are Macro, Travel and Portraits, expect a lot of those site-wide. On the blog, I'll try to cover a wider range of topics from gear to artistic discussions and including some tutorials and examples.

Feel free to leave a comment with your feedback!