There seem to be quite a few winter jasmine flowers in bloom now. Does that mean it is winter already? Anyway, I thought I would pick one back to shoot indoors. I have photographed this flower before, but I thought it would be good to reshoot this in my indoor mini studio, particularly with my IDS2e filter. Continue reading Winter Jasmine
In this post, I will be doing a side by side comparison of these two cameras, with regards to the cameras themselves, ease of use, functionality and image quality, as well as images from both cameras for comparison. I know that there are features in both cameras which I like, and it would be great to see them all amalgamated together into one camera (although this is unlikely to happen). Continue reading Sony NEX-5N vs Olympus OM-D EM-5 UV imaging
Update: I’ve finally identified this flower as consolida ambigua. This flower has come up in my back garden from a pack of mixed seeds. Unfortunately I do not have an identity for this. Hopefully someone will be able to chime in with the name. Multiple images were shot and then stacked with Helicon focus to achieve deeper depth of field.
I was working on some images on Capture One pro and then I had a thought. How about looking at the infrared (IR) suppression capabilities of some of the UV-pass filters I have. I do have the Baader U 2011 version, the latest 2013 Baader U version which is said to have better IR suppression than the previous models. Also, I thought I would test my U340 1mm + S8612 1.5mm stack for comparison. Continue reading UV-pass filters: infrared suppression test
As there were so many smaller sized sunflowers growing in my garden, I decided to cut one down to bring indoors to shoot. This would serve as a good subject when comparing cameras in UV. But I thought it would be good to get some studio shots of this to put in the flower gallery as well. Continue reading Sunflower (indoor)
This flower (Sisyrinchium spp) was growing along the side of a path at Stowe Garden. Hence I paused to take photos of it with the various filters I had with me. Continue reading Blue-eyed grass
I managed to pick a pink geranium to photograph in my indoor studio. I was particularly interested in shooting this in UV-induced visible fluorescence and stacking the images to increase the depth of field. Continue reading Pink geranium
These shots of the Coltsfoot or Tussilago farfara were from when I visited Stowe Garden. These flowers do like to grow close to water, as these were found next to the waterfall. I have managed to collect some of the seeds from the seed head of this flower, and will try and grow it for next year.
This is another variety of Rudbeckia I have growing in my garden. It had popped up a little while ago but then seemed to have vanished before I had a chance to photograph it. Now that it has reappeared, I thought I should shoot it before it disappears again. Images were stacked with Helicon focus. Continue reading Rudbeckia hirta Irish eyes
I was in the garden shooting some new flowers which had bloomed. While there, I noticed a garden spider on its web and thought it would be a good idea to shoot it in UV (using ambient light) to see what it looked like. Then it dawned on me, why not shoot insects and various other things using IDS2e, which lets through UV and the limited visible light spectrum that insects see the world and themselves in? Continue reading IDS2e – more images