I know a lot of my readers are going to call me a two-faced so-and-so after reading this, but hey, I’m only human…and…I need to prove I’m not one of those stick-in-the-mud guys who stay firmly with one system, whatever that may be.
So, with a deep intake of breath…here are one or two shots I took with my Ricoh GRD (that’s the first model, with the 8 megapixel ability).
I wanted to concentrate on something that is immediately appealing and very much to be seen now, so during a walk in a local park here in Vancouver BC, I’ve opted for something that has a mystical aura about it in the Far East, and is called Shabnam.
Shabnam, my Indian best friend tells me, is the Persian word for dew. But in the eastern culture, shabnam (what beautifully romantic sounding word it is as well, isn’t it?) has almost ethereal qualities, appearing almost magically as it does overnight when everyone is fast asleep.
And adding to it’s mystical qualities, it has mostly disappeared or changed form by the time most of humanity wakes up.
So in order to catch it at it’s peak, you have to perform an almost herculean task…that of getting up from our wonderfully warm slumber!
Ok; so without further ado….here are some shots where shabnam is the star! All were taken hand-held, in macro mode, but alas, no tripod, which is why they are not pin-sharp..but in my mind, some shots lose their appeal if they are too sharp; in this case, I think the balance may be just right! Hope you like them.