Friday, January 21, 2011

Photography is Fun

 

This past week I have been having a bit of fun with an idea I first heard of on the blog Gardening Gone Wild about a technique of taking macro photos with a  point and shoot type camera on the flower setting in a mason jar.   Her pictures just captured my imagination and I hauled out of the cupboards all kinds of things from coloured glass, pebbles, flowers etc.    Lona Dawn of A Hocking Hill’s Garden also posted photos this week using this technique.   It sure beats the blahs around here with no flowers to photograph.

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These photos are SOOC with the Lumix DMC-FZ20 on the flower setting.   I have not edited them.   I found it an interesting process and liked the results. 

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This one was taken with a faux sunflower.

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This one is a bit fuzzy.  I used the Canon Rebel XSi for this one.  I took it with the macro lens to see what would happen.   I hope you have some fun with your photography.   Sometimes you come up with some interesting shots.   I am joining Laura at Blogging From Bolivia.   Have a wonderful weekend.  Valerie

21 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

What a neat technique - I'm off to check it out!

One said...

They are gorgeous. I like the first one the most.That's a very creative combination of flowers and music notes.

Deb said...

Great photos! My favorite is the sunflower. Very interesting technique. It's amazing what we can do with our cameras!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

So very interesting- love these.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

So very interesting. Great job!

Anika said...

That IS inspiring! Thanks for passing that along...love that first shot!!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Very cool.. I am off to see the tutorial! Thanks for sharing..

Rosie said...

What an interesting technique - such a great result!

Henrietta said...

The sunflower pedals makes great reflections to the bowl. Put some water to the bowel and then some flower or something and shoot...what that do!? Water reflects more light so it might give really nice extra to the shot.

Lavender Cottage said...

Some very interesting techniques Val.
Judith

kbreints said...

Love those-- very cool way to shoot them!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, the shots are fantastic. Love the one with the pinecones. See you later.

Buckeroomama said...

Lovely shots, esp. the first one. :)

Vrinda said...

Great capture!

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Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What awesome photos. They turned out so lovely! I need to try that technique. The sunflower one is my favorite. I love how it is reflecting off the glass.

Courtney said...

Ah, very cool! Gonna have to try this....

Kristy said...

Great Technique!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Fab photos! This has been such a fun morning... I've visited quite a few photographers who are participating in this contest. All great work, too. I don't envy the judge(s) Would be hard to pick a favorite. :)

Carolyn said...

Interesting!I especially like the first one.

Take care,
Carolyn

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I saw this on Darla's blog a few days ago and wished that I had a mason jar but I suppose any type of jar would do. Great shots Val.

Georgianna said...

Wow, these are amazing, Val! I LOVE the first one. If you hadn't shared how you did it, I would really be wondering. Great work! Hope your week has gotten off to a wonderful start. – g