I've gotten kind of used to photo taking being my creative outlet, in lieu of painting, the last year or so. I don't have an 80-200 that will fit my Nikon DSLR, but hope to again be able to afford one at some point. I really am thrilled to have found out I can use my manul 105mm portrait lens on my SLR though, and my boyfriend's manual 50mm lens too, from his old Nikon. I loved my portrait lens because I can get that real shallow depth of field I love and it is a very beautiful lens that gives nice soft gradation of values.
I have come up with an idea, from cropping some of my latest images taken at the shores of Lake Ontario in Whitby, Ontario. I want to do 9 square mounted images, and then mount them 3 rows of 3, on a darkish warm backdrop of wood or some such material, a sort of abstract piece featuring close ups of textures and patterns from nature that can then be hung on my wall some day.
These are a couple pieces that I may want to incorporate into this piece.