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© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

Black-eyed Susans are amongst my favorite wildflowers to shoot because their color contrasts so nicely with the greens of the plant.  If I get them in the shadows with a slightly cooler white balance I get a wonderful blue/green in the background that the yellow really pops against.  I'm continuing to explore the new EOS M3 and have discovered both strengths and enduring quirks in Canon's only mirrorless system.  This shot is with the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens attached via the adapter.  The EF-M system still really suffers from a lack of lens options, but the image quality from M3's sensor is top rate.


Technical Information: Canon EOS M3, Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CC,  Alien Skin Exposure 7  (use code "dustinabbott" to get a 10% discount)

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“Don’t Call Me Susan”

© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

Black-eyed Susans are amongst my favorite wildflowers to shoot because their color contrasts so nicely with the greens of the plant. If I get them in the shadows with a slightly cooler white balance I get a wonderful blue/green in the background that the yellow really pops against. I’m continuing to explore the new EOS M3 and have discovered both strengths and enduring quirks in Canon’s only mirrorless system. This shot is with the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens attached via the adapter. The EF-M system still really suffers from a lack of lens options, but the image quality from M3’s sensor is top rate.

Gear Used:

Canon EOS M3 (not available in North America)
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens
Adobe Lightroom CC Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
Alien Skin Exposure 7 (Use Code “dustinabbott” to get 10% anything and everything)

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