Yesterday, while out doing local nature photography in Morris County, New Jersey, I decided to pair my Tamron 14-150mm Di III All-In-One lens with a set of Meike MK-P-AF3B extension tubes to my Olympus PEN EPL3 micro four thirds camera. The purpose of the extension tubes was to allow the lens to focus closer than normal. The main drawback of tubes is always the loss of infinity focus.
Below is my favorite shot from yesterday morning, and an uncropped one. It always becomes a visual exploration for me to photographically capture little segments of nature, especially with moving elements like water. The weathered Oak Leaf was a great secondary element, located just under the trickles of water. The trickles were falling off a mossy rock in a slight bend in the stream. Post-processing on the photo included a slight creative white balance shift, and also some reintroduction of contrast to the RAW file.
Exposure settings: 1s F/9 ISO 200, 132mm
Tamron 14-150mm Di III All-In-One lens
Zeikos 52mm circular polarizing filter
Meike MK-P-AF3B extension tubes
Olympus PEN EPL3 m43 camera
Manfrotto 488RC2 ballhead
Benro carbon fiber tripod
For a quick look at the camera and lens setup, view on my Instagram account – http://instagram.com/p/wl108iKs_J/