Posts Tagged ‘close-up’

Museums are great places to take your camera, if they let you … not all museums do. So when an exclusive opportunity arose for a photo club trip to the local, ‘Museum of the Mountain West’ I was in. Because it was in the middle of a bright, sunny day I decided ahead of time […]

Lovely Lupines


The lupines are blooming in the forest beside our house so I dusted off my macro lens and headed into the woods. Finding some lovely clusters beneath the trees I chose carefully for shape and background. It was more difficult than I had remembered … wrestling with my tripod height, getting down low and then […]

Classic Relics


Here are some images shot in an antique car lot not too far from home. The cars are lined up close to one another and their surroundings leave a little to be desired when it comes to picture-making. I decided to forgo my tripod and shoot more freely getting in close with my seldom used […]

MACRO Magic!


On a recent trip to photograph some old farms, some branches caught my eye. I was attracted to the way rain drops clinged to them … all in a row. So, after shooting the buildings for a while I decided to attach my 100mm macro lens and play with the branches before they dried. Facing […]

Something always seems to happen to me this time of year whereby I am compelled to join the legions of other photographers, focusing on flowers! As if never seen before, I am in awe of the incredible beauty and colors these wonderful subjects bring. Being among flowers, examining and photographing them can act to renew […]

Taking a trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA for my first flower captures of the season, is a fun yearly ritual. This year, accompanied by 3 friends, our goal was to capture the beautiful blue, Himalayan Poppies. Their stay is always short-lived and we were lucky to find the last remaining few. So, […]

Here are two images from from just one of the set-ups we’ll be doing at Pinelands Photography School’s, MACRO Photography & The Natural World workshop next weekend. This is simply seltzer water and some plastic flowers in a small, square tank. I used an ordinary desk lamp and daylight balanced OttLite bulb to illuminate the […]