Day 185 (3 July 2012) Yellow Flowers – Macro

I saw this flower blooming in my yard a couple days ago, and finally got around to shooting it!  I’m not sure what it is, so if you know, please tell me!

I find “random” flowers and plants blooming at various times of the year; I’ve not worked in the flower beds, so whatever the previous owner put in still pops up to surprise me 🙂

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60 mm, 1/15 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100, 60 mm macro lens (Soft Flower)

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60 mm, 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 160, 60 mm macro lens (Yellow Flower)

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60 mm, 1/15 sec, f/3.5, ISO 200, 60 mm macro lens (Pollen)

Day 146 (25 May 2012) Color and Trash

I tend to recycle as much as I can (it saves me money on trash service, not going to debate the environmental pluses/minuses of recycling here), and had a few of my cleaned out yogurt containers sitting on the counter ready to go to the recycle bin, but the colors caught my eye a few days ago, so I left them for such a time as this 🙂

I thought it would be cool to play with them a little in front of the camera as an exercise in color.  I also hope this encourages you to look at everything around you for inspiration for shooting!  Look at the images below and then think about that they are of my trash!  Subjects for your work can be anything!  I challenge you to look for interesting subjects in new and abnormal locations/places, maybe even your own trash can!

And as an FYI, I’m leaving in about 15 min to head back up to the ADK Mountains in upstate New York for tonight and tomorrow.  I may not get a chance to post tomorrow, but I will be taking some photos, you can be sure 🙂  I’ll definitely post on Sunday.

Line of Colors

60 mm, 1/10 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm Canon macro lens (Line of Colors)

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60 mm, 1/5 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, 60mm Canon macro lens (Array of Color)

Color Wheel

60 mm, 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm Canon macro lens (Color Wheel)

Tower of Color

60 mm, 1/30 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, 60mm Canon macro lens (Tower of Color)

Day 124 (3 May 2012) Garage Colors

I was walking down into my garage to grab my camera out of my car, and as I turned to reenter the house, I happened to look up at my pegboard wall.  I am shocked I never noticed the abundance of Red and especially Yellow amongst these tools!  I turned to look around and saw a bunch more red and yellow through out my garage.  I find it interesting that so many tools, tool boxes, etc are these bright colors. I know it’s not great photography, but I’ve got a lot so homework to do!

Tool Colors

55 mm, 1/20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800, 18-55mm kit lens (Tool Colors)

This is just an old vice I have bolted to one of my workbenches. I got it from an old woman who was cleaning out her father’s basement shop. This is probably many decades older than I am, and still works perfectly! I’m not happy with this shot; it could use a different perspective and less DoF (had my kit lens on, f/4 is too small an aperture I think).

Old Vice

25 mm, 1/20 sec, f/4.0, ISO 800, 18-55mm kit lens (Old Vice)

Day 41 (10 Feb 2012) Happy Fruit

I was just messing around with my tripod/camera and thought it would be fun to play with my food.  Nothing spectacular today, it was fun to try using my tripod in a different way (pointing down from a low hight).

Happy Fruit

30 mm, 3.2 sec, f/11, ISO 100, Canon 18-55mm kit lens (Happy Fruit)

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25 mm, 3.2 sec, f/11, ISO 100, Canon 18-55mm kit lens ( fruit )