Since I started messing around with macro shooting, one thing that annoys me is the incredibly shallow focus depth. This is to be expected shooting so close to the lens. Even at high f-stops, you really can’t get much focus depth. One answer to this problem is focus stacking. Focus stacking involves taking multiple images… Read More Focus Stacking a Macro
It’s summer time and it hasn’t been much fun to get out and shoot around here as the temperature climbs to over 100F almost every day in August. But, Saturday morning I made myself get out and I decided to try to shoot some close-ups of some bright yellow flowers and bees along the road… Read More Macro Flowers and Bugs
Just a bumble bee in a big yellow wildflower taken not far from my house. Taken just before sunset with the last of the golden hour light. I don’t know what to call these, but they are growing everywhere right now. I’m glad something is enjoying these >100F days we are having.
Happy Father’s Day (in the USA). The day started off cloudy and rainy which ruined my planned morning photography outing. But in the afternoon the sun came out, and being of bored mind I wandered around my backyard and decided that I would take close-up photos of some lantana flowers. I went and grabbed my… Read More Lantana Flower Close-Up
A few years ago while visiting a rose garden near Brenham Texas with my mother, I bought a Julia Child rose. This is a yellow rose that apparently famous chef Julia Child chose to bear her name. I liked the yellow color and I kind of liked the tie-in with Julia Child, so I bought… Read More Julia Child Rose
Not far from my house the sunflowers are in bloom. We had an afternoon with really nice light so I grabbed my camera bag and headed over to where all these sunflowers are growing along the road. The sunflowers are nice enough to face right into the late afternoon sun and catch all that golden… Read More Sunflowers
When I was out shooting cactus blooms and getting covered with chigger bites from ankles to waist, I grabbed a 20mm extension tube and tried to get a few close-ups of the blooms. I saw a lot of bees in the flowers and I thought that would make for some nice pictures. Extension tubes dramatically… Read More Cactus Bloom Close-ups