I went out this morning hoping to get some good snowflake pictures. That is harder than I thought it would be. I don’t have many pictures to share of snowflakes (only 1) but I have lots of other pictures to share of our fun this morning.
I needed to get a shot quick for tonight, so like always when I need a quick shot for the blog I turn to my macro lens.
I decided to take some pictures of my mums in bloom today. It had started to get dark so I used my speed lite off camera. This wasn’t the pictured that I was going to select but after looking at the ones I took, I like this one the best.
Just messing around with my glitter paper again and some seashells. I took this using my macro lens.
Here are some more pictures from last night:
I have downloaded a trial version of Light Room 5 to play around with. I have never used light room before but I’ve seen some pretty cool demos on the capabilities. For my pictured today I took a macro shot of a little Christmas tree one of my girls made for us one year and I imported into Light Room for my edits. I am trying to compare it to Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw to see if I really want to get it. I only have 25 days left on my trial so I need to really get into it over the weekend.
I’m still liking my macro lens. It is a great lens to turn to when I need to get a shot for my blog in a hurry. I love the shallow dept of field that you can achieve very easily with it and how it blurs out distracting backgrounds.
Tonight I looked at two unrelated items and thought they would be interesting macro subject.
After my post last night, I wanted to take more pictures of glittery things. So I went in my office with my macro lens mounted on my camera, picked out one of my bottles of glitter and poured away. The color I picked is called lapis lazuli named after a precious stone that is mentioned several times in the Bible. It is a beautiful rich blue.
So here is my macro picture for today
I have seen lots of pictures with oranges, lemons and other types of fruit in club soda or sparkling water and I’ve been wanting to try it for the long time. I finally decided to try it today. I didn’t get the shots that I wanted to get so I will try it again. Here are the best ones from today’s experiment.