A few pics of my adventures into my shell macro world :
Technically, getting the focus right in macro is always a bit tricky [ I’m still learning what my lens can do] and I know that really patient photographers do ‘focus stacking’ – taking many shots with different focal points and then merging them into one whole with everything sharp. However – I haven’t got that sort of concentration , not to mention the acquired back-ache from sitting too long at pc plus I’m useless with Layers. But, on the other hand, I’m quite happy to have one spot in the image sharp[ish] with the softer areas leaving a bit ‘mystery’. Normally, to get everything in focus I would use a higher f number but when using my macro lens – the higher the number, the more temperamental the camera gets. Well- that’s the end of my excuses folks….
Hope to see you again tomorrow …. Eileen
It’s marvelous how God has designed and inbuilt every species of life with stored information in the genes/DNA to pass on its characteristics to future generations. This has enabled breeders of the Heuchera plant to produce a wonderful variety of leaves and I have several in my garden. They have also crossed Heucheras with Tiarellas and produced the ‘Heucherella’ which is a very pretty smaller plant. Now, in our technological age, it seems anything is possible and a great benefit – as long as it’s kept within the boundaries that God has graciously set for us.
See ya’ll again soon I hope DV Eileen
Thought I would get a bit more ‘arty’ this time and go for a softer look. This is the centre of a yellow tulip.
Same image – different colour. I use a prog called ON1 sometimes and the title of this is taken from one of their effects.
Back to normal tulip colour for this one.
I hope I’m not flogging the water drops on petals to death here! But I do enjoy playing around with them as you never know what gems you’ll end up with ….
I really liked the colour of this one ….
The weather is supposed to get really good this week so I’ll be visiting the Ifield Pond again. I went last week in bright sunshine and forgot to adjust the exposure number on my camera – which spells disaster when photographing swans as their pure whiteness gets blown out and un-rescuable [if there is such a word?] Plus – I wore sunglasses and I ended up not knowing what I was viewing while trying to juggle specs and camera – daft ‘apeth! The swans have 6 babies now and I did get some adequate shots of them, but overall I was disappointed and disgusted with myself…. I hope I can learn from my mistakes though.
till next time, Eileen
I’m really excited to have a new macro lens for my new camera! So – I went on an indoor macro spree. I’d bought some fluffy feathers from a craft shop and tried spraying some water drops on them. This took a bit of time in itself as the water flattened the feathers down somewhat. It’s marvelous how the droplets stay put and God created feathers, skin etc to be waterproof!
Another post will follow showing less ‘abstracty’ pics …. see you soon Eileen
It was a very rainy day yesterday, so I decided to play around with some sheets of white printing paper. It was an idea I picked up from one of my many photography books. The paper is stapled at strategic points to get the required rhythmic patterns . I then used my Paintshop Pro to soften this one.
This one I had fun with using a plug-in called Virtual Photogapher. The effect is called ‘blush’. Although it’s a one-click job you can also use a slider [ or in my case Paintshop] to further adjust.
And lastly – this effect is called dreamy.