Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 4 - Tiny Flowers

Ok, one more photo of my wonderful Anniversary flowers. I love these tiny flowers. If anyone knows what these pretty little things are called, please let me know. I used my macro lens for this exposure.

Settings are: f/18, 1/400 sec, ISO 800.

Aren't they just gorgeous!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 3 - Rose and Tulips

My flowers are still looking great so I thought I'd capture more of the arrangement. The coloring on the tulips is just so faint, it was really hard for me to pick it up in the shot. I need to work on that more. The sunlight was perfect (slight overcast) and I love the contrast of the red of the rose and the pale color of the tulips.

Settings on this photo are: f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO 800.

We are heading into Spring so expect a lot of flower/nature shots from me in the near future. Spring in North Carolina is just full of color!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 2 - Rock

Since I just recently acquired my macro lens (Christmas gift from my wonderful Husband!) I am still enjoying getting to know this fun lens. I've always had a fascination for close-up photography and this lens lets me get up close and personal. Today I chose a rock as my subject. This is, I believe, a piece of shale. The light spots you see are actually reflections in the rock. I love things that sparkle and these stones always catch my eye. They are the perimeter of one of my flower beds and on a sunny day they just shine so beautifully.

Settings for this shot are: f/18, 1/400 sec, ISO 800.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 1 - Rose

Hello! I am taking the plunge and following in my friend Heather's footsteps. She is participating in a "Photo a day for a year" project. She is an amazing photographer and she has been my inspiration to start taking photos again. I've always loved photography and unfortunately I let my life get so busy that I didn't take the time to enjoy it beyond the college courses I took (a long time ago). I've known Heather for a little over a year and she is so inspiring and so encouraging. Thank you Heather! You can see her blog here. Be sure to leave comments for her!

Ok, so this is my first day and the one thing I had to photograph was the beautiful flowers that my wonderful husband got for me for our anniversary. Today has been a great anniversary. We are looking forward to many, many more years together.

The flower arrangement contained red Roses and pink and purple Tulips. Just gorgeous. I took this photo this evening in my living room. The lighting was not all that great but I recently participated in a long exposure meet with my online photography group so I wasn't afraid to pull out the tripod and take some long exposures. The settings on the photo are f/4.5, 3.2 seconds at ISO 200. I used my macro lens. Now remember, I am still learning. Even though I took those college classes many years ago, I am out of practice.  You will probably see these flowers again tomorrow when I take photos in more light.