Posts Tagged ‘macro’

Daisies and Dew Drops

Daisy with Dew Drops

One summer morning I braved the heat and humidity to take a few photos. I noticed dewdrops on my neighbor’s daisies – these lovelies were calling my name.  The moment I stepped out the door both my glasses and camera lens fogged up (yay humidity + nearly 90°F) but I was prepared with my handy…

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Finding Unique Macro Photography Subjects in the Kitchen

Steak Knife and Water Drops Kitchen Macro Photography

Last month one of the photography clubs I attend did a presentation on macro photography. I walked away inspired to create! The only problem? I don’t have a full-frame macro lens! {cue the sad, mournful music} My 60mm Macro Lens is only compatible with crop sensor Canon camera bodies…so out came my trusty backup camera –…

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A New Website on the 1st Day of Spring

Happy Vernal Equinox! Spring – its a time of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth. It seems fitting that I launched my new website today, the first day of spring! My Spiffy New Website I’ve been working on the new site for a little over a month (which is why you haven’t heard from me unless…

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Modern Music | Vintage Exploration

Modern Music | Vintage Exploration

Since I haven’t gotten out much to shoot lately, I thought I’d take on a project here at home. I have a lovely set of music books titled Modern Music & Musicians, that was published in 1918. They have been calling out to be photographed. As a kid, my creative outlet of choice was music (I…

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Life Happens

Tiny flower, captured with iPhone 5 and EasyMacro Lens

Have you noticed things have been quiet around here lately? In case you’ve wondered why, I’ve been dealing with some health problems…heart issues that I had as a kid (and thought I grew out of) came back. I started noticing something was wrong around the end of January, and spent the first half of February…

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Rain, Rain, Stay Awhile | Santee, CA

Green Aloe Succulent with Raindrops

Last night, parched Southern California got a much needed drink of water. The forecast says there might even be a bit more to come in the next 24 hours! I’m thrilled. I love the rain and we need it terribly. Today I am thankful for: Much needed rain What are you thankful for today? About…

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Tack Sharp with Topaz Detail | The Flower Fields | Carlsbad, CA

Nature's Ruffles | Macro Flower at The Carlsbad Flower Fields | Tack Sharp with Topaz Detail

First off, I want to send out huge thanks to all of you who purchased Topaz DeNoise (and other Topaz Labs products) using links from my website last month. Each of your purchases helps me keep this blog up and running! Today I would like to share one of my favorite Topaz plug-ins: Topaz Detail. I’ve had this great tool…

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The Flower Fields | Carlsbad, CA

Gerbera Daisy Macro | The Flower Fields | Carlsbad, CA

Yesterday I pulled out my macro lens (Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens)…its been awhile and I forgot how much fun it is to capture the minute details of something…in this case, flowers…lots and lots of flowers. I spent the morning at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. This, I think, is my favorite shot of the day.…

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Mystery Wonder Beauty

black and white flower macro with quote

Something beautiful to start your week: “Science only adds to the mystery, wonder, and beauty of a flower.” ~Richard Feynman This photo of a California Poppy was captured at the Cambria Nursery during a macro photography seminar from High Sierra Workshops. It was shot hand-held with a Canon EOS 7D and Canon 60mm Lens at 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO…

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Photogenic Frogs

Red Eyed Tree Frog on Calla Lily

Frogs always surprise me. Not in the “jump unexpectedly” kind of way (although that isn’t outside of the realm of possibility), but in how photogenic they are. Frogs can be seriously adorable! And I’m not a fan of critters in general. A couple of weeks ago while I was attending the Workshop Summit by High…

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