Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sandbox Springtime with Lensbaby Flare

 

spring lensbaby mosaic

The Sandbox is coming awake more everyday.   The springtime bulbs are bursting out of the soil.   Tulips, Crocus, Grape Hyacinth and even the native Bloodroot have arrived.  The weeds and grass has invaded the flowerbeds too so I have been down on my hands and knees cleaning up.

I am in the second week of a  4 week photography course with the Perfect Picture School of Photography with teacher Kathleen Clemons on how to take photographs using the Lensbaby.   I have a Lensbaby Composer which I bought a couple of years ago and have been using it with mixed results.   I really want to use it with some skill and it does take some playing around to achieve the results you want.    If you are interested in taking some photography classes yourself check out the website www.ppsop.net for all the different classes.

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.  Enjoy your week.   Valerie

15 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

That looks like a very interesting lens to have. Have fun with the course.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your lens baby has created some wonderful photos Val.
Practice makes perfect I guess.
See you for lunch on Tuesday.
Judith

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful flowers and a lovely mosaic. The crocuses are one of my favorites, I love the color. Wish you a great week ahead.

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, great shots. Love the Bloodroot and crocus shots. See you tomorrow, Jen.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is the best time to get those pretty floral shots. I love the grape hyacinths especially.

Snap said...

Love all your bulbs and enjoy your photo class. Learning something new is a delight! Have a grand week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your photos look so beautiful, Val! I just heard about Lensbaby lenses tonight. There is so much to learn about photography so that we will all never be bored!

Vee said...

Very neat shots. I love the spring flowers waking up!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful flowers! Great shots.

I've been getting down on my hands and knees these days, too. So many weeds!

Heather said...

Love the mosaic, Valeris. Looks like you have learned a lot on your course. Never heard of Lensbaby lenses - will have to check them out.

I've been shovelling, digging out beds and replanting things all week and there's still a ton left to do. I feel like I'm so far behind and then I remember it's only mid-April - a month ahead of where we normally are.

Jann Olson said...

Valerie, what a fun mosaic! I love Spring blooming bulbs. Things are really starting to bloom here also. Anxious to get out and get a few pics.
Hugs,
Jann

Ingmarie We said...

Hm, it seems to be an interesting course. Your mosaic is very lovely. Spring has eally sprung in your garden.

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

I love these flowers!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

PrairieJill said...

These are beautiful!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Spring has sprung from your sandbox;) Very pretty flowers!