11 thoughts on “Glisten and Gleam

  1. Wow what photographs! I’m eager to know what kind of equipment you use. I have a Canon 550D +50mm+ 18-55mm..
    I know many photographers who will say that equipment doesn’t matter, it is the vision which matters (and I completely agree with that sentiment). However, your photographs are magical. I’d be glad to get insights (if you wish to share. No pressure!)
    Macro seems cool enough to pursue soon 🙂

    • Well, hey there!

      I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600d) with either an 18-55, a 55-250, or a 50mm. I process using Aperture, with the BorderFX plugin.

      As far as insights go, do you have specific questions, or would you like my general perspective on photography? 🙂

      Macro is so wonderful. Its what I do, mostly, in my photography, and I really like it and would encourage you to try it!

      • That was super prompt! Thanks for your reply. Do I need to buy a macro lens for the purpose or would the good ol’ 50mm & 18-55 mm I have work?
        I was curious about your general perspective on photography. It is always nice to know what drives an artist towards his art.

      • I do not have a macro lens. Most of the close-ups I have taken were either just with my 18-55, or with a magnifying filter, which, while they have their issues, are a great tool for macro-on-the-cheap, in my opinion. 🙂

        My philosophy for photography can be complicated. I am a perfectionist, but a lot of art is just letting go. I like photography that is free of normal constraints, I like shooting into the sun (that magic hour? Its magical. 🙂 ), I like blur, I like sun-flare. Shooting on cloudy days is a huge bonus. Also, photography is about discovering and improvising. I don’t know if you know this, but probably 95% of the photos on this blog are taken in my backyard, granted its about an acre, but still, I am constantly striving to find fresh, new photos, and it pushes me to be a better, more creative photographer. 🙂

        Hope this enlightens you, Rishal! 🙂


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