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Shutter Speed: 1/13
Focal Length: 100 mm
Once again, my dad's macro lens saves the day. I'm continually astounded at how close I can get with it.
Anyway, the exposure on this was a little wonky. The sky was washed out, but it was so gray that it looks, well, gray. The edge of the acorn is closer to blending in with the sky than I want, but I got it as separated as I could by increasing contrast and toying with exposure and stuff. The bottom-right hand corner was too sharp, so it looked terrible when the acorn was at a nice level of contrast, so I just used a layer mask and the blur tool to take the edge off. It's not an important area to the picture anyway.