I’m not a great photographer but I am trying to improve my skills. I put many of my photographs on Pixabay for others to use, but the images that don’t really fit into the Pixabay world (i.e. not very useful as stock) I have decided to put on this website. I used to be a member of Flickr in the Yahoo-owned days but when they got taken over by Verizon I left post haste. I had some other issues with Flickr, but I’ll write about those in another post. Anyway, enough waffle, here’s today’s offering, a photo I have called: Interaction.
I carry a camera on many weekend walks with my dog and despite the fact that I’ve been in Calpe, Spain for over 8 years, there’s always something to photograph. Today’s image (above and below) isn’t a very inspiring shot, but I like it when nature and man-made objects interact, such as the creeping branches and wire fencing in this capture. In post-processing I really couldn’t decide if I liked the colour or black and white version better, so both are here. I like the veins seen in the central leaf and the fine cobweb to the left. It’s a pretty sharp photo with this cheap lens.
This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 450D and a Yongnuo YN 50mm f1.8 (handheld, 1/125, f6.3). There’s been a lot of talk online about whether the Yongnuo 50mm is any good, especially when compared to Canon’s 50mm f1.8. I can’t compare the two, but I’m more than happy with the Yongnuo. It’s pretty sharp, lightweight and performs very well for a brand new lens that cost me just over 45€ including delivery!