Monday, August 08, 2005

Honey Makers

"Abstract Bees" by Wes Aldridge

Today was tedious. I met a writer early this morning and we took a trip down to the south of Tennessee to do a story about a honey bee farm. The trip took a couple of hours to get to the location, that was no problem. But wearing a big bee-proof suit for hours on end in the hot-assed sun was not exactly my idea of a good time. Not to mention the fact that I wasn't exactly bee-proof.

I wasn't able to wear the necessary gloves that complete the suit. Therefore, swarming bees had the capability of flying up into my clothes freely. Such bullshit. I did not enjoy that one little bit. I couldn't think of anything that excites me less than the prospect of being stung by thousands of swarming and pissed off bees while someone else robbed their honeycomb.

Anyway, ruff day now ended. Here is an abstract shot I took of some honey bees on a window ledge. I couldn't get a tight enough shot of the small creatures, so I popped my 50mm f/1.8 lens around and shot it in reverse. It gives this terribly uncontrollable macro effect, but hey I think it is just fine for this shot.