June 18, 2010
Macro Friday
As you know, I’ve slowly been following TWOpeasinabucket’s Photography Course for a few weeks now. We’re now on Week 7 (oops, I missed Week 6 – I’ll come back to that one later) and this week’s lesson was shooting in the great outdoors with specific regard to macro photography. 

“When outdoors, we must consider not only the amount of the light and its color, but also the direction of the light, the intensity of the light and how the surrounding atmosphere affects the light.” 

So, this week’s challenge was to experiment with macro mode. I actually took the shots below over Memorial Day Weekend at the Rose Garden. I’ve shared a few of them already, but I was saving the bulk load for this post. And don’t be surprised if after this weekend you see even more shots from the Rose Garden – I’m meeting up with some girls from my favorite photography board this weekend (YIPPEE).  

Without any further hesitation, here is my assignment (shot with my Tamron 28-75 mm f/2.8). For your entertainment, I’ve included some natural shots as well as a few with my creative textural twist. 

Oh, one more thing…the shot below is being included in Macro Friday. Enjoy.
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I walked by these flowers and thought, “poor things, they’re dying.” My next thought, “they’d look great with a vintage texture.” Yeah…that’s how my brain works.
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And while I’m at it….I might as well link up to a few other sites. Have a great week!
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    Your images are stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    With my crappy satellite internet I couldn’t get them all to load up, BUT… I love the bokeh in your third to last one, and my other fav is the shot two above that (the rose hip). I’m such a sucker for negative space. These are all just lovely!

    Beautiful photos! Over from TT’s Follow Me Fridays. Can’t wait to explore your photos.

    Hey to you too :) Have I told you lately how inspiring your photos are to me? Have a great weekend!!

    Your pictures are stunning, I am just starting and looking forward to reading all your info!! (stopping by from New Friend Friday)

    WOW!! That is all I can say! Girl you rock in the photo dept. These are all wonderful and the editing is great… I may stick around and try to learn a thing or two ;)

    Also love your signature on your pic.. so pretty. My mothers maiden name is Sisk.. very unusual to find somebody else with Sisk!

    Have a great weekend.. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little blog :)

    Wow! These are beautiful! Really breath taking!

    Gorgeous macros!! They have inspired me to dust off my macro lens and take her for a spin :)

    beautiful pics! And looking forward to meeting you tomorrow!! WOOHOO

    Wow, these are all gorgeous shots! My favorites are the 3rd from the top, the 3rd from the bottom with the bokeh, and then the one that is 2 above that one.

    Love your photos! I’m trying to learn more about photography, so I’m going to link up!

    oops…I meant follow, not link up. :)

    These are all gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors in that first one. Beautiful shots!

    I also LOVE the third one from the bottom… stunning!

    love the 3rd from the bottom photo. super nice.
    follow you friday blah blah blah

    I agree with Laura, third from the bottom is my favorite.. but it was tough to choose.. Well done.

    Yes…3rd shot from bottom, the rose, is really fantastic! Great shots and editing.

    Beautiful!! I agree, 3rd from the bottomis perfect! Was that natural bokeh or an added texture?

    Thank you everyone but I do have a confession…the 3rd one from the bottom that everyone loves so much is not natural bokeh. There was some bokeh there but it lacked that extra sparkle so I added some. It did come out beautiful though.