Photo Journal

A wedding, senior portrait, and children's photographer in Rockport, Texas.  Serving the families of Aransas county and the Coastal Bend area with film and digital photography. 

52 Wednesdays - 2 | Fifty-Two {Eyes}

So I got a new lens last week. It's the Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro. This is the first macro lens I've owned so I'm trying to get ahead of the learning curve! I hope you all will bear with me this week since: new macro lens + "Eyes" theme = some pretty weird photos!


This is my daughter's pretty, brown, left eye. It was so tough to get my macro to focus on her iris instead of her long eyelashes! And even then, I can't tell much about her eye; I just see me! Turned out pretty cool, though! I tried to get a shot of Brooks' blue eyes, but he would not hold still. What can you expect from a 4 yr. old?


Exposure: 1/250 sec. Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 200

Then I thought I would try to do a macro selfie - if there is a such thing! This was just trial and error until I got it to work correctly. (Back to eye-masking for me in the mornings.) Wrinkles aside, I do love how the detail turned out. I think I'm going to like this lens...

2_EyeSelfie Exposure: 1/180 sec. Aperture: f/4.0 ISO: 2000

Yep, you read that ISO correctly! It was so bright outside that I couldn't hold my eye open wide enough long enough to achieve focus. So I had to move inside and face the window. I also used a smaller aperture so that my depth of field would be greater and it would be easier to get my whole iris in focus. I thought I needed all the light I could get, but at 2.8 just the curve of my eye was causing parts to be out of that ever-so-tiny plane of focus! Like I said... learning curve.


I thoroughly enjoyed last week's challenge and viewing everyone's "Morning", so I can't wait to see what all the ladies in my group come up with this week.

My first stop is going to be the Red Dirt Girl Daily! It's the blog of Lauren Gauthier - Philadelphia, PA Photographer.