Tim's One Photograph a Day

Close up of Straws.

Macro Shot of Straws.

Straws: Blaze of Colour.

Blaze of Colour.

Not having chance to take a photograph during the day, the plan was to take one this evening. The rain put paid to that idea! Remembering a box of colourful straws on the boat, I decided to take a macro shot of them.

When I first had the idea, the box was full! With less in there, more space appears. Ideally, this kind of shot should be set up with the camera on a tripod, and carefully lined up.

For this image, the box of straws were carefully balanced, and the camera held by hand. A set of macro tubes were attached between the camera and the lens.

Using a large aperture, the depth of focus is very short. This has created the very abstract look.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 18 July 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 70mm
  • F/2.8
  • 1/30 Sec
  • ISO 1600
  • Macro Tubes

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