River God: Up Close and Personal

While I’ve been having fun with my new Olympus E-P1, I wouldn’t want you to think I’ve abandoned my big Canon beasties. But I am once again behind with doing something with my pictures. But here’s a little sample from a recent lunchtime walk with my lovely 100mm macro lens. I went to some of the same places I visited with the Lensbaby, to see the difference. Here’s the Tyne River God on Newcastle Civic Centre:

River God Revisitied

River God Revisitied

After the recent Lensbaby fun, I went back with my 100mm macro lens

Without the water running down him, it’s possible to see some quite lovely detail in the sculpture. In fact, let’s take a closer look:

River God Up Close

River God Up Close

A tighter crop of the same image

This is one of those times when having a camera with a ludicrous number of pixels and a honking big full-frame sensor really pays off. No zoomage was involved here – I was using a 100mm prime lens, and as I didn’t have a platform to stand on, the only way I could get in closer was, well, not to get any closer. The second image is a cropped version of the first one.