Tag: macro

Little things mean a lot

I purchased a macro lens a few months back and I’m finally getting able to practice with it a little. Plants and bugs are the natural subjects of macro lenses but since this particular model (Pentax DA35mm Limited) literally focuses right up to the front element, bugs are out of the equation for now. So my focus has been on plants. I…

Water world (not what I intended)

I certainly didn’t intend, or even expect to take any photos of flowers yesterday. Since we were in the area after dinner, my wife and I drove into Pittsburgh so I could grab a couple of photos. I thought about, and planned on, taking some type of urban black and white shots. But since the cloud cover was pretty nice, I wondered if…

Details in various processes.

I would have liked to keep both of these shots the same for consistency, either color or black and white, but they each worked better in separate mediums. The door knob looked best in black and white as the door was painted a dark olive green, which didn’t look too exciting. The second shot of the doorbell looked best in color…

At least I tried (and other good news)

Grass-cicles Last night, after I finished my post, I walked down to the store on the corner. It was dark out and on the way back to my house I noticed the frozen grass in my yard reflecting the lights from nearby businesses. It was a cool (literally) looking scene and I thought I would try to capture it. Try,…

Icicles melt

We had some freezing rain along with a little more snow last night. My truck was encased in the frozen fun and before I thawed it out, I grabbed a few photos of the icicles hanging from it in various spots. It would have been a good day to head out into the woods and get some frozen nature shots…

Nothing new and some old flowers

I still haven’t taken any recent photos. I’ve been taking my camera with me the last few times I’ve been out but I just haven’t found anything of interest. I remember from doing my 365 last year how dark and dismal it is around here this time of year and what a rough time I had getting through January. The…

Cold and Hot – a momentary lapse of reason

I’m still not back into full-fledged shooting yet, instead taking the time to clear up some personal and home tasks. But the urge to photograph has been rumbling (I think that’s what that was) and I thought I would poke around in my kitchen this evening. These results are what happens when you look around in the silverware strainer in the sink with…

365-352 Dead leaves and the dirty ground

The White Stripes – “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” Now for my version. We had a little snow yesterday and I noticed the wet dead leaves in my yard this morning. I like the rich brown color and textures. Too bad I don’t own a proper macro lens because it would have been nice to get even closer to…

365-269 Changes

I originally thought I was going to do an autumn photo today. I shot some leaves at lunch time and was planning to do a texture treatment during post processing. I had it all figured out and was content. But while I was at work we had a late afternoon rain shower. It came down fairly heavy. After the rain I…

365-265 The final 100!

Whew, only 100 more days to finish my 365! I’m kind of looking forward to it because having to come up with a somewhat interesting photo every day is a bit nerve-racking at times, especially when I am busy with other things. Yet, at the same time, having to do it has pushed me creatively further than I ever would…