Posted: May 12, 2016 in 60mm lens, Details, Flowers, Photography, Yellow



Some lovely late-blooming tulips:

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I’m more than a little pleased with my results. I was shooting with a 60mm lens, camera handheld, and with a bit of a breeze to make things interesting.

I think I have found my lens of choice for the next six weeks: the 60mm. Nothing else has been working for me for a few months now–I couldn’t shoot a good picture for the life of me– and frankly, I thought my Muse had permanently moved on to greener pastures. I’ve changed my mind on that–I don’t think my Muse has wandered off so much as she has been viewing the world through increasingly dirty windows. I’m having cataract surgery in mid-June and I’m pretty confident that once I have a cleaner view of the world, my Muse will shift into overdrive to make up for lost time.

Meanwhile, closeups with the 60mm seem to be working well–all I can produce with other lenses are flat, blurred or incorrectly exposed shots.

The last time I posted, I suggested that maybe once all the crazy at Chez Wabi Sabi had settled down, I would reward myself with a new lens. The implication there was camera lens. Honestly, new lenses for my eyeballs was not what I had in mind.

 I guess that when one speaks with the Universe, one needs to be specific as to plans and intent. 🙂




  1. Best outcomes with your surgery! Photos par excellente as usual…

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Lovely photos. No doubt when you start seeing the world with new eyes you’ll be back on top of the game. You have autofocus to get you through the period until then. 🙂

    I hate having any form of surgery because I recover so badly from anaesthesia. I hope it goes well for you.

    • I know…it makes no sense and once or twice, in desperation, I have just put the camera on fully automatic mode. And the results still are terrible.

      Apparently, they fill you with joy-juice so that you are uber-mellow and the surgery is done WHILE YOU ARE AWAKE. One of my friends said that the light show was better than watching Interstellar.

  3. andykidd says:

    Yes, all the best Wabi Sabi. Your muse is waiting.

  4. sedge808 says:

    i love the Canon 100mm lens, but don’t have one of my own, yet.
    but have borrowed one on several occasions.

  5. Betsy says:

    Beautiful composition. I’ve missed seeing photos. Good luck with your surgery.

    • Thanks, Betsy. When all your results look wretched, it’s hard to get excited about going out and doing it again. I’m glad I found a lens I can work with. (Already looking forward to September! I’ll bet we all look exactly the same. 🙂 )

  6. Marjorie says:

    Ah swooning……… A bow to Robert Maplethorp.

  7. Jane Lurie says:

    New eyes! Not that I ever felt you needed them looking at your fab images. Good luck and it’s great to see your work. These macros are terrific. Contemplative and quiet- may be just what you needed. 🙂

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