Friday, March 28, 2014

Snaps: Macro Shooting at Butterfly Park, Kuala Lumpur

Before I go on about the macro shoot at the Butterfly Park, I have to share with you something awful that happened to me a week ago. As someone who photographs a lot, I have a horrible back up system. Actually, I don’t even have a back up system in place. I have all my photos and my LR catalogues stored in one, just one HDD with the last backup in November 2013. After every shoot I transfer all my pictures into that one HDD, and wipe my memory cards clean. Then, one day, my HDD crashed. I can access my files but they wouldn’t load and I can’t extract them from the HDD. I could send it to a data recovery centre but it’ll cost, maybe about RM200-RM300 (or more) to recover 1TB of data.

I’m thorn, honestly. This incident left me rather heartbroken, that I didn’t touch my camera for a week or so. I was pretty much upset during this entire time, and I only have myself to blame. I’m probably going to try to send the HDD to the centre but if it cost me too much, I am all ready to forgo everything in that HDD. So, basically I have start afresh. From all of my catalogues, to taking new pictures… Sighs.

I worked on the pictures from this macro shoot at Butterfly Park before the HDD crashed, so I have the post-processed pictures (and resized) but not the originals or the edits done in Lightroom. So, here it is.

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All pictures were all shot with Olympus EPL-5 handheld with the Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro lens; ISO 200 and an aperture between f/4 to f/10. Flash was fired remotely in some of the pictures.

4 comments:

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    1. Ah, thanks dear! Still learning how to shoot macro and the little insects.

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  2. Handheld, wow! Good job, Carmen!

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    1. Hi Tom! Handheld because no tripods were allowed. :) Thanks! :D

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