Celebrations and Spring Flowers in Oslo

May the 4th be with you - [50mm f16 1/160 iso160 + 13mm ext tube]

I've decided to put all my ALF photos on my facebook because it just feels a bit awkward to only have them all on my blog.

Wednesday was May 4th of course and some of you may also know it as Star Wars day. The fourth seemed to be with me because my facebook page exceeded 150 likes :D As a thank you to everyone and to say 'May the fourth be with you' I took a Star Wars themed photo for you. It is a macro shot of a rebel snowspeeder mini I got from my girlfriend last December.

Spring Will Win! - [3.7mm f2.6 1/450 iso50]

I took it in a small, square white cubby with my nifty 50 mounted on my trusty Canon 6D. I added a 13mm extension tube which allows a closer focusing distance than normal. Check this out if you are interested in how macro tubes work. Without the macro tube the lens has a native magnification of 0.21X and a Minimum Focal Distance of 350mm.

Spring has been late in coming this year but it won't be stopped. It has been relatively cold and in the last week has the warmth started coming. I have been walking by the same patch of dirt all spring and especially before the rain last week it had been quite dry. This is the patch of dirt in front of the National Gallery on Universiteitsgate. It was a really cool sight when the plants started to break the crust and force themselves up into the light.

The photo of the plants breaking through the ground was taken with my Samsung galaxy smartphone as I didn't have my camera with me. Even though it wasn't taken with my fancy camera I really like the results. The main downside of using your phone though is the lack of control :P

The one red flower - [200mm f4 1/50 iso100]

Last week it finally rained and I'm not sure if it was planned or a coincidence but they (the city) decided to plant flowers around the edge of the dirt patch on that day. They planted some very nice, colorful flowers, already in bloom. Along the whole row of flowers there was only one red one amongst many purples, blues, and whites and that really caught my eye.

I was actually returning with my fancy camera to get some more nice shots of the cracked earth. As it had rained and they had planted all the flowers I couldn't get that but instead I could get some nice flower photos. This was taken handheld with my 6D and my 70-200.

When I reach 200 facebook likes I want to make another photo to celebrate but I would like you guys to let me know what you would like to see. As I am doing it to celebrate you guys, you should be the ones that give me the idea. Should I do a portrait? Gloomy? Happy? Glamour? Should I do another macro? Figurines? Flowers? Textures? Should I do a landscape? Night? Day? Leave a comment below to give your idea!