Tag: macro

A drink to start the day I started the day with the 24-70 mm lens, looking down rows, seeing patters, etc. Soon, I decided to switch to the 100 mm macro lens to have a closer look. I wanted to see parts of the flowers, not only the whole. I wanted to see the flowers in different stages of development. On one particular flower, I was photographing, moving this way and that, and noticed an irregular shape in my background…

I’m excited to be back in the woods! This morning, I went back, without fog, and stayed for almost two hours. I was on a hunt for wildflowers, but they were not to be found. I looked high and low, hither and yon, to and fro and not a wildflower was spotted. Oh well. I had a great time listing to the woodpeckers, the squirrels scampering about, and the trickle of the stream. On the way I out I saw…

Curves Going over my photos from the past several years and preparing my books has been a great learning experience. Previously, I’d take the photos and move on. Now, having to go back to the past photos, evaluate them for inclusion in a book, and really ‘see’ them again has opened my eyes to what I really like and where I think that I connect in photography. Most of the photos that I selected, where I really felt that I…

It was my desire to make it to the other side of town this weekend, but it was so windy and cold that I decided to skip it. This morning, I awoke, checked the iPhone to see what the morning’s weather would bring. To my surprise and happiness, there was an non-precipitation warning: Dense Fog Advisory. Well, I do have this fog fetish, you know. I got up, gave a look out the window, saw lots of fog, but didn’t…

When I lived on the north side of Charlotte, I used to go to the gardens on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, or UNCC. Here, no matter what the season, I’d find a variety of plants to photograph, either outside, or inside the greenhouse. Both venues were free to visit at any time. Since I moved to the south side of town, some 30+ miles away, I’ve looked for an acceptable substitute, but have found…

Hovercraft I’m becoming quite enamored of the little field across the street from my apartment. Mostly, for now at least, I’m interested in all the honey bees that are floating around the clover. I hope that they don’t cut it over the weekend. I’d like to explore it some more next week. I’ve seen a couple of ladybugs, too. It’s quite a different perspective when getting on hands and knees, macro lens in hand and chasing bees. I’m not really…