Interesting, the way in which new technology or tools can change the way we do things. I have posted this photo, in a colour version, elsewhere, but the version above is one that I have earmarked for a future exhibition. I have started taking photographs with a proper macro lens, and this wintersweet flower was an early favourite of the images I have so far taken. The lens has made a huge difference to how I view the plant world, and is capable of delivering the shallow depth of field that fascinates and intrigues me. I'm really excited by the prospects for future photographs.
The other new departure is the use of a software package which is also changing the images I create. I have always been a fan of monochrome photographs, and am enjoying using Silver Efex Pro to tone images in the manner of all sorts of film types, photographic styles and papers. Purists will wail, but I relish being able to compare the results of several film types and tonings before deciding which suits the image best.
So, with new hardware and software, a whole new field of image-making opens up...look out for the results on a blog near you soon!