Monday, August 22, 2011

"The Maternal Complex" - Maternity Shoot Series

"The Maternal Complex", a photo by Mervin Chiang on Flickr.
OK, I admit. I didn't compose this shot intentionally to get this story. Instead, the story came after I took the shot.

I seldom name my photos. This one I intentionally call "The Maternal Complex". It is complex! To be a mother to a child is indeed complex! It's self sacrificing. To an extent, it's like the chain in the photo. It limits the mum to a certain way of life. But at the same time it's rewarding and a commitment. One that you make when you decide to get married. Symbolised by the wedding ring. The denim jacket again contrasts the chain to show the struggles and dilemma of the mum.

This picture signifies the huge sacrifice my dear wife made to bear and look after our children. Giving up things she likes to do and being so unselfish and loving. Thank you my love. This is my photo that sums it up... The Maternal Complex...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

"In your face!" - Macro Photography

"In your face!" by Mervin Chiang
"In your face!", a photo by Mervin Chiang on Flickr.

I borrowed Chi's EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens (non-L) to test out if I know how to handle a proper macro lens.

This is the result of my first field test. Taken handheld. That's probably why it's a bit blur still. Can't wait for mine to come! I ordered the "L" version with IS. And some Kenko extension tubes and the teleplus teleconvertor too!

OK, enough of the tech speak... Check out the eyes on the spider... *shudder*

Btw, to give you some perspective on size, this spider is equivalent to half a grain of rice in real life! That's how small it was... :P