Thursday, October 31, 2019
This is the same object as yesterday's picture, but I lowered the angle of the picture. I like this picture better, because of the angle. I think it showcases the water bottle and leaves more. It provides for a better reflection of the background and brings out more color in the leaves. I also moved a little closer, which also makes the picture better.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
I turned the camera from facing up to near the water level where I found this plastic water bottle surrounded with leaves. I like the picture because we can see above and below the water. Also, the bright colors of the leaves stand out in the picture. They show the true fall colors, that none of the trees seem to have! It's weird, not many trees are turning yellow and red, but most of the leaves I see on the ground are those colors.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
For this picture, I tried something new. I grabbed a handful of leaves the had fallen off a tree, threw them up in front of the camera, then took pictures while they were falling. This is supposed to mimic leaves falling, without the uncertainty of where the leaves will fall or how many will fall. This isn't my best one, because you can see the water still dripping off the leaves, but I like the water. I give another aspect to the picture.
Monday, October 28, 2019
After the flowers, I biked a little way down to this stream. It's nothing big, just a 5-foot wide little area where sometimes ducks like to congregate. I like this picture because of the water in the background. It provides a soft reflection for the green trees and blue sky behind it. Also, I like the leaves and other two ducks on the water.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
This picture is decently similar to the last one in the sense that both are of water droplets on plants. Both are unique in different ways. The last one was of a colorful, red flower that had tens of droplets on it. This is a darker red, with last droplets, but a different angle. I wanted to take an angle from the side to capture the droplets in more a height perspective. I wanted to showcase that they were not two dimensional, rather each individually rose off the leaf.
Friday, October 25, 2019
After the first flower, I looked around and saw this flat, open flower. It was like it was asking to have its picture taken. The water rested on its many petals in spherical form. I kept the focus on the front part of the flower because I knew this is where the most water droplets would be. I wanted to mostly capture the water, and the flower was an object that the water congregated on.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
I was biking around when I saw some sprinklers spraying flowers in a home garden. At first, I didn't think much of it because I would have to walk through the water to get to the flowers. Then I thought about some macro pictures, which I haven't been taken many of lately. I walked through the sprinklers, then used a bush to block the water from hitting me.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
This picture is just of a simple green and red flower. There is nothing too special about it, I just liked the colors and the light, but also the softness of the color. After this picture, I started to experiment with the macro lens and flowers. Sometimes I sprayed water droplets on flowers and other times I captured leaves falling as fall is approaching.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
This picture uses the same concept I have used in the past, just different. I pointed the camera directly up at the sun but blocked it using these leaves. I don't take this type of picture much, but I really like it. There is a nice, natural silhouette of the leaf. I also adjusted the settings to allow for more light to enter giving some color to the leaves.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Welcome back to Texas! I took a few days off to find some ideas for pictures and to take more. This is just a classic picture of a flower, but the ones to come are pretty good! There is finally some fall colors, which is making all of the pictures better. I found this flower and thought I hadn't done a micro shot in a while, so I started again here.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
After the second brother called the first home I took pictures of him walking. He didn't walk like an adult, he walked like a kid. Arms flopping side to side, walking like he was on a tight rope, and trying to avoid stepping on things in the water. This picture is another favorite because of the sunset and silhouette reflection of the boy.
Monday, October 07, 2019
All of these pictures are some of my best ever. I said the last one was my favorite, but they all are and they all are for different reasons. This one is because of the kids playing. The kids are two brothers. One was playing in the sand, and the other was sent by his mother to retrieve the first brother. No acting, no script, nothing was by design, the kids just happened to be playing and happened to be in front of a spectacular sunset.
Saturday, October 05, 2019
These clouds acted as a blockade for the sunset. The blocked most of the sunset on the left but left a small opening for this picture. My two favorite parts of this picture are the bright colors from the main sunset and the reflection of the orange across the beach. The reflection showcases the footprints and impurities on the beach and it helps to increase the vibrancy of the sunset.
Friday, October 04, 2019
I was standing behind a puddle taking pictures of the reflection of the sun off it when this seagull flew right past me. It was incredibly close to me, which allowed for an easier picture. Most of the time I don't have birds close to the camera, but this day I was lucky. The bird acted like it wanted to be in the picture, flying mid-frame with my camera's settings already prepared for this shot.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
These oyster crates are placed about 100 yards offshore and remain underwater until low tide. To catch the oysters, the crates have to be underwater, which is why they are so far out, but they can't be so far out that low tide doesn't expose them. I combined the crates with the sunset and created this stunning picture. Bright pinks and night blues reflecting and silhouetting the crates.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Many times in the past I have taken pictures of sunsets that were reflected off of some water, but this is by far my favorite. There is this small puddle where the water wasn't able to escape reflecting the sun into my camera. There are silhouettes of people standing and watching the sunset. Then there is also the sunset itself, bright colors of orange and blue. I wish I could have shifted a little to the right, but still an incredible picture.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
After Boston, we headed to Brewster near Cape Cod. The tides changed 13 feet every day. High tide was around 2pm and the beach was only 20 feet long but by sunset and 8, the beach was as far as the eye could see. There were a few small puddles because not all the water made it out with the tide, but almost all the water was gone.