I do like to get a bit more ‘arty’ with my flower photography and so these few images show some of my results with a bit of post production – I hope you like them.
That’s all for now. I will be posting some pics [ hopefully tomorrow] of Teasels that I photographed at the Pond recently …. see you then, 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
More to come ….. well – I said it was a spree! Eileen
I love the sculptural quality of tulips because they make such clean, simple images … you can’t go wrong really, can you? I find this type of flower lends itself well to using a black background. Removing a petal allowed the stamen etc to be photographed from the front instead of from above.
One of the challenges of photography is to present something that is a common and favourite subject for photographers in a fresh way – otherwise it can be a case of ‘if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all’. As with all ‘Art’ – in the end it’s all about Ideas.
Could have been a little bit sharper, but I quite liked the softer look – a bit more dreamy perhaps ….
That’s all for now folks, see you again soon I hope. Your ‘likes’ and comments are always very appreciated, Eileen
I recently upgraded to an Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera with a kit lens, but really wanted a macro lens, as that is where my interest lies for my flower subjects. However- the lenses can be as expensive [ or even more] than the actual camera , so I’ve been trying to justify the outlay. It’s not as if I’m earning my living from photography – it is only a hobby after all – but I can’t help hankering after getting the best pics I can. Then I remembered my birthday is coming up, so that is my justification for buying it … there – that’s made me feel better !
The image above is part of my learning process in how to handle this beautiful, neat lens. The thing I like most is its light weight – so good for arthritic hands. I’d read reviews which were very good, but there were the odd few that mentioned the difficulty of the lens finding its focus. However – now I’ve tried it out, I think that may be because there are several settings/options to choose from and you need to use the right one for the situation of course.
So – as you can see from the image – ideally it would have been nice to get that main water droplet in sharp focus – but Lol – let’s pretend that was my intention ! It’s a huge learning curve for me as I need to get my head around choosing and adjusting my camera settings for the best results, which can become stressful and frustrating if I let it. I’ve never been good at maths [ can you be maths dyslexic?] and that hasn’t improved with age I can tell you ….
The instructions that came with my lens, as usual with cameras/lenses these days, is extremely sparse and unhelpful. So I’ve had to search on line again for help. I managed to find really clear info about the lens settings and what to use for what, so I’m truly grateful for that.
This image is slightly more successful I think. I did a crop on both pics, and they seem to have survived that quite well. I’m looking forward to more practise and creativity – maybe outdoors – although it seems a tripod is essential. That’s ok in my little garden, but not practical for me if I go out and about.
I would truly appreciate any helpful suggestions or to hear of your own learning experiences – also, if this site will let you – feel free to show your own macro pics.
bye for now, Eileen
I always look forward to receiving flowers on special occasions for obvious reasons. Roses, of course, are a classic subject for photographing against a black background, so here are my offerings ….
Please feel free to leave a comment or constructive criticism – it’s always nice to hear other people’s take on things. till next time, Eileen
Hope you enjoy looking – I had a lovely time photographing them and getting a bit ‘artistic’ too.
see you again soon dv Eileen