Macro Mania

While the rest of the country was out celebrating a gorgeous Victoria Day holiday, I was stuck at work (this is what happens when you’re a Canadian working for an American company). One good thing about it though is that i didn’t have to worry about preparing supper, the hubby was home and was kind enough to let me just relax.

dandelion

I walked to the back of the house to see what I could find. There wasn’t much going on there except for the ever-present dandelions. It has been a while since I last took out my Raynox macroscopic lens so I thought I’d use it for these shots. Not bad, not bad at all, if I may say so myself.

dandelion_bud

I do like the images that this little piece of glass can produce. Not as good as my dedicated macro lens, but it has its own charm.

Bijoux

I stayed outside for a bit, while this little guy cheered me on. He seemed content just sitting there watching me as I contorted myself to get these shots. At one point I looked up and saw his nose pressed on the screen door, I just had to take a shot.

First two images were shot wide open with the Canon 50mm f1.4 with the Raynox macroscopic lens clipped on.

Shooting Winter in Spring

It is officially Spring, but it doesn’t feel or look like it. Winter is still hanging around, not wanting to go. Granted these images were taken about a week and a half ago, the snow that you see on the ground hasn’t really melted at all. The main roads are mostly dry now, but traces of snow and ice are still clinging to the curbs. And the parks, well, nothing has changed since these photos were taken.

Winter Scene

My Photoshop class is all about curves and colour corrections lately, and I’ve realized there is so much more I needed to know about curves. Yes I knew the basics, it seems there is always something new to learn everyday.

Winter Scene