Raindrop at Akaka Falls, Big Island, Hawaii

When I first developed a serious interest in photography I shot a lot of macro images.  I had a point and shoot Sony which I eventually upgraded to the Canon Rebel, and one of the first pro-level lenses I purchased was the 100 2.8 macro.  Once I started shooting at 2.8 I thought I had discovered the holy grail.  To be able to capture such a shallow depth of field blew my mind and at each click I was more and more impressed with that lens, and more importantly, photography.  Of course my skill set has changed as well as my gear since then, but the 100 2.8 macro is still an important part of my equipment list.  It's not used as often as it once was, after all it's an excellent portrait lens too, but now only comes out for detail shots at weddings, or to occassionally challenge myself by using that lens when I normally would have chosen a different lens.

Since then I've grown to know my lenses like the back of my hand.  Without even thinking twice, I know which one to grab out of my bag to best serve the scene in front of me.  On this particular day I was in the rainforest with my brother and his wife, walking the trail around Akaka Falls on the Big Island in Hawaii.  As we walked through the misty rainforest, I couldn't  help but regress back to my macro days and chose to capture an image of a raindrop.  Out of pure laziness, I kept my 24-105 4.0 lens on my camera and captured this shot.

 

I’M  YASMIN

Portrait, Branding, Fitness & Studio PHOTOGRAPHER

Fueled by equal parts Earl Grey tea and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down. I believe in real moments and heartfelt conversations on the front porch. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

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