Category Archives: Macro Photography

A Good Crop

“ Twelve significant photographs
in any one year is a good crop.”

~Ansel Adams

If even Ansel Adams, one of the masters of photography, didn’t expect to get any more than 12 great photographs in a year. How could I expect to accomplish even half of that!?

I took a quick look through a few photos from each month of 2015 just to see if could come up with my own “good crop”. While they may not have any real significance they have all been a significant part of my life over the last 12 months.

So here ya go… my good crop, 2015 re-lived.

jan_IMG_1437January, 2015 – a music box arrives all the way from Germany.

feb_2015_IMG_2601February, 2015 – the Tin Man watches over visitors at a garden show.

March_2015_IMG_3512March, 2015 – a sad lonely raccoon longs to be released from his tiny enclosure.

april_IMG_4156April, 2015 – a young model helps teach about dramatic lighting.

may_IMG_4934May, 2015 – a hot steamy day deep in the workings of a busy power plant.

june_2015_IMG_6491_black_whiteJune, 2015 – history re-visited at an old fort.

july_IMG_7543July, 2015 – an even younger model helps teach, this time it’s senior portraits.

aug_2015_IMG_8713August, 2015 – the mud flies at a wet and wild volleyball tournament.

sep_2015_IMG_1544September, 2015 – 5o photographers shooting in high speed to capture the jumps and spins of a college dancer makes an awesome sound!

oct_2015_IMG_4644_16x9October, 2015 – a beautiful beast is ready for his close-up.

nov_2015_after_dark_IMG_8437November, 2015 – things look very different after dark.

dec_IMG_9224December, 2015 – lady bullpups fight their way to victory.

What a year! I wonder if Ansel would be proud.

Just Listen

Who has a music box??? OH. OH. I do! I do! L & M sent it to me all the way from Germany. It’s a small tin box painted with the stars and the moon on the outside, the lid has a little slit in it so that it can also be used as a coin bank, it came filled with chocolate covered ginger bread, and the inside is all bright and shiny.  You know I can’t Just Listen to the music don’t you. Yep. I had to take a picture of it! This time I played around with a bit of a macro shot.

1/100 - f/5.0 - ISO 200 - 84mm -- Lens used was a Canon 55-250mm   f/4-5.6 IS with  a 36mm extension tube attached -- inside of box was lit with a Gisteq Flashmate II LED ring light attached to the lens
1/100 – f/5.0 – ISO 200 – 84mm — Lens used was a Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS with a 36mm extension tube attached — inside of box was lit with a Gisteq Flashmate II LED ring light attached to the lens

 


 

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