"Cooking oil and water in a glass casserole dish with colored paper under it. Sunlight overhead camera on tripod using wirless shutter release as I spin the oil and water around to make the shapes appear. The two NE's are milk with drops of food…"
I was an industrial photographer for 4 years using a Nikon F3 roll film camera. Worked mostly shooting engine parts and lab beakers for a large Chemical Plant. The job was dissolved and taken over by contracted people so I was moved to a different job inside of the Chemical Plant. It was very discouraging because I was doing a job I truly loved and made me lose my focus on photography for a few years until I recently got the itch to get back into it. I purchased the Nikon D3000 because it fit into my budget and felt it was what I needed to get the juices flowing again. I must say I was correct and now I am enjoying taking pictures again.
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Nikkor AF-S VR 18-55 lens
Nikkor AF-S VR II 18-200mm lens
Sigma 150mm 2.8 APO EX AF Macro Lens
Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 Telephoto lens
Sigma 2x Converter
Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight Flash
Hello Joe, just in case you fail to see my reply under your question... Re: Macro...
".... I sprayed water on an eyeglass with +250 refraction. The spray is not so close so the glass will just get small droplets of water.... Then raise it before the sun at sunrise.... then shot with a Canon G-12 at macro setting. Then I cropped off the frame of the eyeglass. tweaked on midtones and contrast. :D"
"My preferred of your poppies set.
Dark? Not really, more of a somber mood, enhanced by that desaturation.
The photo really lives from the textures (I like that background, looks like birch bark or vellum),"