Weekend Wanderings – My Backyard through a Macro
Earlier in the week I mentioned that a very good friend of mine, perhaps the best photography buddy I have ever, had lent me her Canon 600D and 60mm Macro lens. I have been playing with it on and off this last week, and today I thought I would give you a macro view of my backyard. Though, some really is my backyard, I also mean in the area I live, so this morning I went out to the park and got some photos of it as well.
As I was getting into the car I could see that we were going to have a beautiful sunrise and I ummed and ahhed about whether or not I should try and capture it. In the end I decided that I had the wrong camera, or really, the wrong lens with me, and by the time I got into position it would be gone. So I decided not to worry about it, but when I got to where I wanted to take photos I decided to try one with the macro lens, and this was the result.
I got a bug, at least I think that is what it is. I don’t really know. I took the image and didn’t realise that anything was there until I got it on the computer. I was experimenting with a smaller depth of field.
I picked some dandelions as well, sprayed them with water and took some photos. Then I thought, what would happen if I put them in the freezer and the water froze on them. Quite a great effect, but I have to warn you, the stalks don’t cope and they go all limp, and fall over. You have to be quick. I love dandelions, the little stalk things are like the illustrations they show you of the neurons in our brains. I wonder if that is why we like that. Just saying.
I am going to leave it there, and just leave the gallery for you to enjoy. Some of the images are a bit fuzzy, sorry. I had to use manual focus, and well, my eye sight isn’t as good as it used to be. Happy clicking this weekend.