Working from home is nice, in that it takes me a few seconds to get to work in the morning and there is no commute on a busy highway in Austin. But, I do get a bit stir crazy and need to get out. It has also been rainy on and off, so that has… Read More Photography from Home
Sunday afternoon I went out and shot photos of some bees buzzing around some flowers in my front yard. I think that these flowers are viburnum. It was quite breezy which made it hard to focus. I got as close to the bees as I could get without spooking them. My keeper rate was probably… Read More Just a Bee
The mountain laurels bloom kind of early around here and I wanted to get a few close ups before they faded away. I also wanted an excuse to play with my macro lens. My first shots were just before the buds began opening. It was a sunny and breezy morning, which means I had plenty… Read More Mountain Laurel Close Ups
Yesterday the weather was great, but I had a lot of work to do and didn’t get anywhere to shoot photos. Today, I have time but it is cloudy and rainy. So, for relief of boredom, I shot some close-ups of flowers with water droplets when it wasn’t raining. I thought that the rain drops… Read More Rainy Day Close-Ups
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.