Posts tagged ‘Macro’

So yes, I can’t help taking pictures of flowers! Shooting pictures and editing to look just right is so enjoyable to me.  I love deciding which shots to take, what composition looks good and what and background works, especially the sharp flower with the soft background. That is my favorite. What is yours??

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So yes, right now I’m supposed to be watching football playoffs! But, until I get some company in the family room (my son), I’m working on these pictures. I’ll catch the second half of the first game and watch all of the next game rooting for the GIANTS!!

Anyway, today was just too cold and gloomy to go outside and take snowy shots. It was too tempting to stay inside and be warm. So I did, and I played with some macro shots of a beautiful Calla Lily plant I bought the other day. These blossoms are just so beautiful to photograph. Their curved lines just lend themselves to up-close shots. It was honestly  hard to choose whether to post them in color or black and white, they look so pretty either way. I hope you enjoy them in black and white, which I chose since that’s what I’m working on in the class I”m taking right now. What do you think??

Off to make a fire and watch the games!! Go big blue!








I have two bunches of beautiful tulips which were brought to my daughter and me by a friend last weekend. I wanted to photograph them, but in the past I have had trouble getting shots of tulips that interest me. They have all seemed, I would say, regular. (I have seen other people’s that I like, but none of my own.) So that got me thinking about what else I could do with these tulips, so I did some movement of the camera during the shooting. To me, these are not at all ‘regular.’ I think that’s what appeals to me about abstract photos in general. They make you think a little, figure it out, process what exactly is in the image. I have tried to figure out  what it is that draws me to this type of photography and that’s the closest I can come. Abstract photos are interesting, unusual, and not what you see as you look around your world.

I’ve never done a shot of flowers indoors with camera movement before, this was my first attempt. I think the lines of the tulip leaves especially, and the blossoms as well, lend themselves to this technique. Because of the curved lines in the leaf, the last shot is my favorite. What do you think??


I love taking pictures of flowers! Actually, I just love flowers in general; I find them beautiful and graceful. What a dull place our world would be without them!  To me the process of photographing them is enjoyable, but also challenging and rewarding. I love taking the photos and I love processing them on my computer after. During this time of year, when flowers are not available to shoot outside in the Northeast, I’ll turn indoors for my material and take  shots of purchased flowers. I get lots of my favorite subjects and it’s like spring at home with cheery color and lovely arrangements. These are some of my many close-up flower shots. I anticipate taking and sharing many more this winter!

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