Lure of Gold
Category: Macro World
The amount of ads which come in news papers, etc for Akshaya Tritiya is a relatively new phenomenon. I was, infact, surprised to see the crowd in front of 'Malabar Gold', near Commercial Street, Bangalore. But, the next day I was in for a bigger surprise when TOI reported that the gold purchase for this years Akshaya Tritiya was low!
I tried out a new combination for this shot: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L life size macro lens and the Canon EF 2X extender combination, for twice life size macro shots. On my EOS 400D (with a 1.6X field of view crop), this is a magnification of about 3.2 times!
The lens was tripod mounted and I had to use manual focus (the 180mm, 2X converter has a maximum aperture of f/7.1 only and does not support auto focus). I used Av mode with a -2 EV exposure compensation for a 3.2s exposure @ ISO-100.
The picture is posted as is, without any crop. In case, any of you is wondering that I am super rich owning big chunks of gold, the jewellery in the pic is a thin gold chain, about a milli-meter wide!
Posted by usandeep
at 9:22 PM
Updated: Tuesday, 28 April 2009 10:06 PM