Posts Tagged ‘macro’

MACRO Magic!

23May14

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, […]


Icy Pattern

10Jan14

Found a quiet place where a cold stream wandered through wintry ice designs.


Here’s a fun technique to try with your macro lens! Get out early in the morning when there is dew on the grass and lay down facing the sun. With an open aperture in the f/2.8 – f/5.6 range, focus on one dew drop and shoot away. If you are hand-holding you’ll want to boost […]


Flower Power

04Jul12

Flowers are a popular photography subject and understandably so. I know I can’t resist the temptation to shoot them no matter how common. For the most part I like to use a shallow depth of field to create a more abstract composition rather than an image that’s purpose is to record the structure of the […]


On this first day to Summer I thought I’d bid farewell to Spring by sharing a few of the many flower photographs I’ve shot in the last few months. They were captured at various locations from Longwood Gardens to my own yard. Here they are in no particular order: