Floral Macro

In The Yard – ITY15

I slept in a little on the 4th. Originally I thought I would go looking for a sunrise but I spent the night before finishing a book which kept me up till almost midnight. It was a good book.

I didn’t mind missing my sunrise. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It would have been a little boring looking… 🙂 Instead, I grabbed the macro lens and went exploring around the yard in the morning light. I found quite a lot to photograph.

 

MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; Tangled

Tangled
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/200s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; Yearning

Yearning
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; At the Heart of it...

At the Heart of it…
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/5000s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Macro^2

Squared – SQ94

Yesterday was another great Saturday.  I had plans to make a trip to a few state parks around Ithaca, NY but at the last minute decided I needed to get a few things done around the house before the rains arrived.  It was a good decision as I look out the window this morning watching the rain soak everything in sight.

In between my chores I managed to drag the camera out a a few times.  I spent both the morning and evening with the macro lens attached scouring the yard for those tiny, over-looked details.  This post is the result of my exploring.  I am probably beating this square format thing to death but I truly enjoy my macro images composed this way.

I also did not want to miss out on my state park plans (especially considering I went out Friday night and bought this year’s Empire Passport!) so I hopped up to Pixley Falls for some waterfall photography with my new filter setup.  Other than the park being very crowded with parents letting their kids climb everywhere (in some cases dangerous places) I managed to gather a few interesting images.  I’ll be processing those and posting later.

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Timid

Timid
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/400s, f/4, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Imperfect

Imperfect
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/400s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Imbalanced

Imbalanced
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/50s, f/5.6, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Alone

Alone
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Escape

Escape
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO 200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Broken

Broken
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/200s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Brrr!

Barge Canal Area

It was a little cold this morning, just below freezing, but I wanted to stop before groceries to grab some images.  My original thought was to get nice, moody images as there was a lot of fog in the area.  My plans quickly changed as noticed the great frost on everything as I was driving down to the canal (the canal is my go to place for foggy, moody images).

I switched lenses to my macro lens and went out exploring around the parking area for the canal trail.  It didn’t take me very long to find some beautiful subjects.  I have a habit of going for the simple subjects but I think it definitely works for these.

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Frost One

Frost One
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/30s, f/2.8, ISO 200

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Frost Two

Frost Two
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/8s, f/3.2, ISO 200

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Frost Three

Frost Three
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/8s, f/5.6, ISO 200

I did manage to grab those moody shots as well but I will save those for another post. I tried a new location along the canal and it paid off for me… 🙂