Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Macro with 50mm lens

I have learned so much from videos on youtube; it is truly an internet treasure! For example, today I learned that it is possible to use the 50mm lens in reverse to take macro shots.

Viola! I like it when art is FUN, and bends the rules.

Monday, May 27, 2013

No Detail in the Blacks

I removed the detail in the blacks for a strong and simple graphic image.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Morning Sunshine

A vibrant squash blossom in early morning backlight. Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS macro lens in my own backyard. My sis is a wonderful gardener, all I have to do is enjoy!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Macro Raindrops Photo

I am thrilled with this photo of raindrops on an iris leaf!  There are teeny tiny drops all over the leaf if you look close; that is not image noise. The Canon 100mm f2.8L IS macro is the hero lens on this shoot. In Lightroom when you check the lens correction section, there are no corrections needed for this lens; it is that good.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Oh Orchid of Mine

A year or so ago I bought myself a beautiful orchid; and tho I have taken photos of these flowers, this is the first one I love. I used Lightroom 4's light vignette, which is really appropriate for this. Also I put the plant in my bathtub so it had a nice neutral surround.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Send Back the Clouds, Photo Landscape

Yay! The great clouds came back on Friday and I found some shooting time. This one is looking east over the Sacramento River from Riverview Drive in Lake California.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Landscape Looking East

There were magnificent clouds this afternoon, but I was working and by the time I got out to shoot they were dissipating. Still I like this landscape shot looking east in Lake California; the haze contributes nicely to the aerial perspective. I used the Canon 100mm L 2.8 IS lens, which is a macro but shoots everything beautifully.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Skinny Depth of Field, Pincushion Flower

I love the delicious blur around the delicate focal flower in this photo, even if I took it myself! Used the Canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens and Lightroom 4.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Evening Shoot

A sweet shrub with solar lights, early evening. I went out in the front yard @ sunset and played with my gear. And further played in Lightroom to make a pink duotone. Fun! Canon 50mm 1.8 lens.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Fire Season Sunset 2013

Already fire season here in California. Shot with the Canon EF-s 17-55 f2.8 lens, near the office in Lake California.