Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

POTD - On a cold winter's day

I pull out the flowers! It never fails - by middle of January I'm always hit with a photography block (and cabin fever). So I revert to my trusty old macro lens and try to bring some photo cheer. While I really do enjoy the snow most of the time, I am quite looking forward to the spring blooms!

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I tried to play with my lensbaby a bit, but it is t.r.i.c.k.y. getting the "sweet spot" to stay sweet. I'm just not clicking with it these days. I wanted this lens for creative shots but am wishing I had a fisheye instead right now. Oh well...I guess one of my hobbies is collecting lenses! (Since the theme of the week is "hobbies" after all.) ;-)

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20 comments:

Chell said...

Oh I love macro shots and flowers are always fun to photgraph

CindyTykie said...

Beautiful! I love the second shot

Diana said...

oh those flower shots are awesome!

Sharon said...

Lovely captures!

Reds said...

Awwww Spring! Can't wait! Beautiful macros!

heidi~r. said...

These are gorgeous! I love the feel of them!

Rachel said...

These are wonderful. I am SO ready for spring!

Michelle said...

I adore your first shot! So obvious its a calla but the artistic quality is so cool.

Lauren said...

Lovely photos. I have debated and Lensbaby for such a long time....they look like they'd be a lot of fun to play with!

Becky Anderson said...

Great shots! That first one is unbelievable! I don't know what you are talking about not finding the sweet spot. They look great to me!

Julie said...

Beautiful photos.

janett said...

I really like that second shot.

Mandy said...

Just gorgeous....these flowers are just the most welcome thing right now as I have about 3 feet of snow outside my window. Thank you for bringing me comfort today.

Margaret said...

It's always nice to see some flower shots in the middle of winter. I LOVE the second one. Absolutely gorgeous!

Becky said...

These are beautiful! I feel the same way in January with the photo blahs and tried to buy some flowers the other day and couldn't find anything good. Maybe I should try a real flower shop instead of the grocery store :-) but they usually have good stuff!

Vanessa said...

Oh I love the first one and the last one !! So gorgeous!

Angela2932 said...

I'm really drawn to your last photo. There's something about it, about the whole process moving from top to bottom, and then back up again, that just pulls me in. Thanks for the little oasis in the middle of winter!

Bobbi said...

This is why I need a macro, those dang winter blahs. I love the b/w's here.

Amy said...

These are beautiful, my favorite is the first with the flowing lines! :)

Krista P said...

Love the b&W one.