Tamron 90mm 2.8
The moment I purchased and used my 90mm macro lens, I began to see the world around me in a completely different way. I had never been exposed to a lot of macro photography and couldn’t appreciate what was possible until I started to take shots like this one. The 90mm Tamron I purchased rarely ever left my camera once I started to use it. Everything I shot was done through this lens whether it was a close up or portrait shot. It was the first fast lens I ever owned and still to this day is one of my favourite lenses. This shot of a maple leaf was taken while I was hiking through the woods after a hard rain. It was a cold fall day and everything was dead and brown looking. I would have never thought that there would be anything to shoot on such a drab day had I not been infatuated with my Tamron. The entire forest floor was covered with a blanket of dead wet leaves and I simply splayed out the legs of my tripod and pointed the camera straight down and took long exposure shots of the leaves. Out of the dozens I shot this was my favourite shot and it is now a large framed print on my living room wall. I will always marvel at the world of details the macro lens can unlock. Whoever said the beauty is in the details sure wasn’t lying.