I took this photo back in 2011 as I was walking a nature trail one evening. I used a Nikon CoolPix 4600 set on macro. In this post I resized the image and tried sharpening it up a bit but the sharpening gave the pedals a “halo”, which I will have to figure out why later. For now here is a little green spider.
The last few days have had me with little sleep and The Bride with the flu. With that combo I have not been able to pursue a few things I have wanted to. That is Life 101 and I understand that but in those times I have been blessed with the ability to appreciate the little things. Yesterday, on my way in from the car to our home after work, I saw this little flower among the ruins of what was once our driveway. The last two Winters has ravaged it to nothing but a muddy mess. Yet right there among the mess is this beautiful little flower. I used my Wedding band as a gauge so one can see how small this flower is. Among the storms of life take time to look for and enjoy the little things.
I am a pretty boring photographer when it comes to being creative. When I read the title of Paula’s Thursday Special: Abstract I had to look up abstract photography and see what it is about. Well now that I am more than a little confused by conflicting definitions and ideas of abstract photography I am not about how I will approach it. Here are five photos I have taking in the last month of so. With the Winter weather and gray days that accompanied them I had to really search for things to shot. This took me out of my comfort zone but the challenge helped me “see” different photography wise. Here they are and you tell me if they are or they are not abstract.
Today I wanted to do some macro of the icicles and water droplets that are hanging off the front roof. I had used my iPod on a few and posted one on Instagram but wanted to use my extension tubes on some. Since yesterdays experience I know I will need a tripod. After checking out the situation I decided there was no safe way to do that quickly and moved to plan B. I broke out the PowerShot S3 and went at it.The end result: Water dropping on to the lens cover and rolling down inside the housing. Not good but after I dried it out I had an idea, and yes you should be afraid, and here is where it gets
brilliant weird. I take an old magnifying glass I have, put the small high magnification spot over the lense. This should allow me to still shot in macro mode but I would not have to be as close to the subject, therefor missing the droplets. Nuff words….here is the shot.
The weather in our little corner of the world has been well blah! So in lieu of new photos I have been noodling in pictures-past to fill in till Mister Sunshine shows back up. I found the following two I had taken with my old Vivitar 8300s. One is simple point and shoot shot for comparison of the size of the moth to its surroundings. The next is a macro which I think came out very well of the same moth. So here is two to compare. Enjoy!
I recently acquired a Canon PowerShot G3 for a song. I had a lovely little Nikon CoolPix 4600 but half the manual functions stopped working. I gave it to my sister-in-law and it still makes a great every day point and shot.
But I like to dabble with manual controls so I turned to the G3 when I could not find another 4600. Here are a few pictures I took today on my way home from work. I am experimenting with macro photography taken with the zoom only. Here are a few attempts plus one. Enjoy!