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Macro Moments

As some of you may have noticed the Moments photo column is a weekly feature in the Free Lance-Star once again.  Each photographer is responsible for four consecutive columns.  They can be fun projects to work on, but sometimes things don’t go according to plan.  After having to punt an idea, I grabbed a 105mm macro out of the pool equipment room.  I wasn’t sure where I was headed with the macro idea, but a walk along Fredericksburg’s canal path made things take shape.  I noticed a lot of blooms along the path and when I slowed way down to investigate them I saw there was a lot of activity in the flowers.  So I started shooting.Photobucket  The results were mildly interesting, and our director of photography Dave Ellis recognized the potential in the photographs.  He suggested I set up strobes to illuminate the bugs and flowers to bring in more detail.  I took his suggestion and ended up getting some interesting frames.  Photobucket