flower, yellow, breziner, nikon, 35mm, f/1.8

Spider on Yellow was created whole practicing the so-called Brenizer panorama method. I am not too happy with the results. I think the technique works best on portraits of people. Maybe I'll convince my wife or daughter to model for me.

The difficulty for me was in maintaining a stable subject distance while hand holding my Nikon. Also, the flower was moving slightly in the wind.

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Spider on Yellow
Can you find the spider?
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The image below is the Brenizer image I created.

A Brenizer panorama created in Photoshop using 16 images.
A Brenizer panorama created in Photoshop using 16 images.
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This set of images was taken during a spring nature hike hosted by the Sourland Conservancy. I captured these on a Kenko auto-extension tube attached to my AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX. Most of the images are shot at f/8 and I used my Nikon SB-600 speedlight flash to add some extra lighting.

According to Wikipedia mosses and lichens are quite different.

Mosses are small flowerless plants that typically grow in dense green clumps or mats, often in damp or shady locations. The individual plants are usually composed of simple, one-cell thick leaves, attached to a stem that may be branched or unbranched and has only a limited role in conducting water and nutrients.Moss

While Lichen:

A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms.Lichen

Souland Mountain Moss
A patch of moss with some lichen.
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Unlike most plants, mosses do not have seeds, are non-vascular, and absorb water and nutrients mainly through their leaves, harvesting carbon dioxide and sunlight to create food by photosynthesis (like plants).

Souland Mountain Moss
A patch of moss showing both gametophytes (the low, leaf-like forms) and sporophytes (the tall, stalk-like forms)
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I ran into a challenge with the 100 Day Project this week.   Yesterday and today were both overcast days.   Full cloud cover.   Today it rained.   What do I, an avid outdoor photographer, shoot on days like these when the sky is dark, grey and damp?

Today I tried walking outside around the strip mall.   I didn't see anything worthy of shooting.   I got in the car and drove to the Quick Chek hoping I would see something that I could work with.   Nothing.

Recently I have felt a bit nostalgic for some older "tech".   Last weekend I asked some of my friends on Facebook where I could find a colour film.   I got some good suggestions but they all involved travel.   I don't have the time this week for a trip, even if just one to the next county.  Last night I ordered a roll of Kodak Ektar 100.

Hopefully, my Pentax P3 still works.   I bought the P3 for a photography course I took in my sophomore year of college.   I did a lot black & white film project back then. I think I still have some negative and prints in the basement somewhere.

I didn't check if the battery in the P3 has a charge.   But if it does I am curious to see how well I can coach usable images from a film camera.