Big Bertha's Adventures

I thought I was a photography hack.


After downloading over 400 photos from my Saturday adventure,  I concluded I am a photography hack.  I didn’t like my photos.  The circumstances were ideal:  perfect lighting, a steady tripod, my good lens and even my nerdy photography vest.  But the photos are horrible.  Then again, it could be my warped perception and standards.  I’ll revisit the photos in a few days to determine if they have “improved over time.”

I returned to the same location on Sunday, determined to get “the” perfect photo.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

These photos are the best I’ve ever taken of mushrooms.  Photography, like any hobby, takes hours of practice and diligent effort.

When I took these photos, I was lying flat on the ground.  A few minutes after getting up I noticed my arm was bothering me.  I had planted my arm on a cactus.  I had a bunch of tiny spines (thorns) on my arm.  But I got my photos.

Notes:
Camera:  Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
Lens:  My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS)
Equipment:  Manfrotto MK190XPRO3-BHQ2 Tripod
Date:  July 11, 2016
Location:  My newest favorite place that no one seems to have discovered:  LBJ National Grassland.