Walking with a Macro Day 2

A second outing with the macro lens, after a pause in the rain. As the photos will tell, the most readily available subject was water drops on leaves and various flora and fauna.

Walking with a Macro Day 1

For a few days I am fortunate enough to borrow a Canon 100mm Macro Lens from my friend Carolyn at Shootin For Fun. So, I took a walk around the neighborhood to photograph some things I may not have slowed down for before. Or at least try to get a closer look. Like bees and spiders. I must say, day 1 was more of a learning adventure. Depth of field and focus are two things brought to light once I got back to reviewing the photos on my computer. If I’m fortunate there will be a break in the rain and I can go back out and do more testing. Every day is and should be a learning experience.

In Search of Farms in Ferndale

I had a prompt earlier this week from a friend about a barn out in Ferndale she thought I would be interested in photographing. So today I made a preliminary look at it and many others in Ferndale. Will have to go back out when there is not the smoky haze nor direct sun. All the old barns I see make me wonder about all the ones that have fallen. So much history…gone forever. That’s a big part of the motivation for me to shoot barns. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

I’ve Been To the Mountain Top

Good thing we hit the road early. We were able to avoid the higher temperatures and the added people who came out to venture up Park Butte. The trip was extra fun because Lori had gone about 3/4 of the way up the trail last year.

A Walk in the Garden

Not quite sure how the addage goes, but it pays to ask the right question to the wrong person. I made a stop a Joe’s Garden in a quest to take photos of their beautiful floors. Being a responsible photographer I went to the cashier and asked permission. Said cashier said, “no problem”. Off I went. After about an hour, and literally about 5 feet from being all done, a different staff person came up and asked me to step out of the rows of flowers. Apparently they can not let people in the flowers due to FDA regulations. Okay. Well, I got my photos and hopefully didn’t contaminate any edible dahlias. I have to laugh. I understand the rules. About 5 or 6 rows away from where I was, on the other side of TALL sunflowers, are rows and rows of vegetables. Guess I got lucky with my timing and asking the “right” person.