Out of nowhere I have become macro obsessed! It could be just the spring weather and need to be outside, the pretty trees or the fact that I enjoy taking my little assistant out for a walk every night with the camera. Somehow I keep coming home with photo upon photo of flowers!
I won’t lie I did enjoy some macro play with some ants crawling over rose bushes in our backyard this week as well. It is such a beautiful time of the year! I just wanted to share a few photos from the last week or so.
I can’t get over how pretty the sun was reflecting off of the lake and onto these flowers!
The top photo was taken a week ago, the bottom photo was take yesterday. Exactly a week apart, the same branch… What a difference.
For the May 2013 Rock the Shot Challenge (Silhouette) at www.rocktheshotforum.com I decided to enter one of my older photos. This was taken back in 2008, before I shot raw and not long after I got my first DSLR camera. It is still one of my favorite engagement photos today due to the effect the sun produced!
The shoot took place with Cat from Photography By Cat. It was an engagement shoot and Cat was nice enough to let me tag along and second shoot.
I love the colors of spring ALMOST as much as I love the colors of fall. Last week I was kicking myself for going out on a walk with my son and not taking my camera. I missed a beautiful sunset and a whole lot of beautiful flowers. Last night little man and I went for a walk and this time I remembered my camera.
My focus was to play with the macro on my 24-70mm lens. I hadn’t spent too much time in macro mode so it was a good chance to learn the ins and outs of this lens. Most of the flowers we took pictures of were off of various trees around Lake George in Downtown Hobart. What a beautiful night it was and there were so many pretty flowers!
There are number of these trees around my office at work. I don’t have a clue what they are but they smell WONDERFUL and they are so pretty!
Such a beautiful night, I can’t wait until summer!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a sucker for sunsets. I’m not quite sure what it is that gets me but I have a hard time walking away from taking a photo of a beautiful sunset. I have plenty on my phone from over the years and even find myself considering taking my camera to work every day just in case there is something to catch on the way home.
Last week I took my son out for a walk and we happened to catch the Hobart Sunset over Lake George. Go figure I didn’t think to take my camera so an iPhone photo had to do. That Saturday night my Husband took my little niece fishing on Lake George and I took my son for a walk while they fished. This time I remembered my camera and I have 0 regrets about spending the time taking these photos! We watched the sunset and walked around.
There were tons of different colors and it continued to change all the way through sunset. The rainy weather was topped off by one of the coolest sunsets I’ve watched!
Today is one of those days where I can’t tell what is better, a Hobart Sunrise or a Hobart Sunset… What do you think?
We found the first signs of spring today in Hobart. We can’t wait for more color in our daily lives!
I’ve said it before and I will continue to say it, timing is everything! Back in September I caught the sun attempting to rise over Lake George on my way to work. All week this week I keep kicking myself for not leaving for work early enough with my camera to get photos of the sunrise again. The lake is half frozen over and the sun is rising at just the perfect time to see a beautiful sunrise.
This morning my husband let me know that there was a really pretty sunrise if I wanted to take my camera out. I quickly grabbed my camera and drove down the street to see if I could time it right (horrible planning on my part).
Luckily I caught the 5-10 minute window when the clouds were perfect and the sun was just starting to hide behind the trees.
Right around 7:15am a rooster crowed and as if it was timed exactly the sunrise and clouds started to disappear.
Despite the fact that it was 23 degrees, 7:15am and I did not plan this out well at all I was pretty happy with the results.
One of my favorite holiday activities is looking at Christmas lights! It could be as simple as driving around a neighborhood or walking through the park. The Toledo Zoo never fails to impress with their Lights Before Christmas!
Despite the cold & small amount of snow flurries, we headed out to check out the lights after avoiding the crowds on Black Friday.
One of the brightest sights at the zoo was the giant, blue LED Christmas tree!
We all love to photograph our kids and our pets. Wrigley is probably one of the most photographed dogs out there. It gets even worse when I have a new setup I want to practice with.
A few months ago, I entered a photo of Wrigley into the Many Paws Calendar Contest on ViewBug and was excited to find out that she was one of the People’s Choice!
Wrigley will be featured in next year’s calendar!