Macros of a different sort

This week I’m having the opposite problem from my previous post – I’m writing. A lot. So what’s my problem now? I’ve been extremely unhappy with my images as of late. Part of it is I’m in a rut. I go to the beach on a daily basis and while I always take my camera, I rarely use it. I know the rest of the landlocked readers will gasp in collective horror: “She goes to the beach and doesn’t take pictures!”

Part of the issue, as I said, is I’m in a rut. I see the same landscape daily, and we’ve had stunningly good weather — which makes for boring pictures. I like landscapes with dramatic, billowy clouds. It adds interest to landscapes. Rarely do I genuinely like blank, blazing-blue skies in landscapes. Or in my particular case, washed-out-from-humidity barely-blue sky.

I plan on checking out different nearby spots this spring though. Last year, we had an extremely wet year, and that made road-tripping unappealing. But as long as this dry spell holds, we’ll be traveling a bit this May.

Anyway, out of frustration and out of desire to shoot something different, I took these yesterday…They are not mind-stunningly awesome, but I wanted to throw something up on this blog.

Taken with a cheap-o macro extension tube. There’s no Auto-focus, and the viewfinder is very dark; it’s a challenge to get perfect focus. I don’t usually flowers because it’s an overdone field, but because I wanted to actually shoot something, I tried to find plantlife that was a bit different.

Unripe Berries  – kinda in focus on the left side.

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Didn’t get focus right, should redo.

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Nailed it.

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See? Closeup. Did not even have to sharpen this one.

Moss closeup
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And I could never omit my sidekick.

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One comment

  1. Yeah, The Rut — same happens to me pretty frequently lately, and I live in a similarly enviable locale. Getting to somewhere newer or just more interesting isn’t really possible usually, so I also turn to changing around the stuff attached to my camera, just to get a different view of the stuff I see every day.

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