If you need some inspiration, here’s a picture that I’d like to replicate some day… https://www.donkom.ca/salt-grains/ This guy used a macro ring flash though, so he has a lot more flexibility for lighting and shutter speeds than I possible could. Plus, he’s a photoshop guru, so he can “just stack 58 frames” to get that shot.
I tested out my “new” lens at a normal focal length also, it’s a 50mm f/1.7, and the DOF is simply astounding! I’m thinking that macro photography is more along my lines of interest than “landscape” or other similar genres.
Hopefully you’ll get a chance at some more snow before it warms up too much! I’m afraid we’re already past that stage, it’s been raining quite a bit here.