Q! Balls

In photography by webmeister Bud

The balls are back in town.

20120529 - Q! Balls-01Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Tamron 60mm f/2.0 macro
60 mm · 1/60 s · f/2.8 · ISO 400

It figures that, for a photo I spent hours setting up so as not to be lazy and use Photoshop, it kinda looks Photoshopped. =)

Whatevs. I’m proud of my setup, which you can see here:

20120529 - Q! Balls-0004

And, this shot was taken by a shiny new lens.

Meet my Tamron 60mm f/2 macro, brought on board to replace my beloved and sooper-useful Tamron 17-50, which unexpectedly came out of my camera case all discombobulated a few months ago.

My new 60mm is designed as a macro lens and, though I bought it to shoot more portraits (which macro lenses also excel at, due to their shallow depth of field), the novelty of shooting stuff at 1:1 (the object I’m shooting appears as big on my camera sensor as it is in real life) is tough to resist, so I’m betting there’s gonna be a good deal of macro madness appearing on the gallery in the near future.