Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sweet Shot Tuesday-Strawberry

"Sweet Shot Tuesday- Strawberry"

     I am so excited to share this cool strawberry shot with everyone!  I have been practicing with my Macro Lens for a bit now and finally got a good shot!  I used my Nikkor Macro 105.  
     I took this shot by setting up a lowball glass on my kitchen table and then added club soda.  Next I put an extra lamp over the right hand side of the glass.  Then I found a pretty piece of scrapbook paper to prop up behind the glass to add a nice background.  Finally, I dropped in my strawberry and started to shoot away.
     In addition, this was my shot for the My4Hens PhotoChallenge.  The theme was Small and Little.  Of course the strawberry is small and the bubbles on the strawberry are very little.  I am so excited to say that I won this week!  My first win ever!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Two Features in Two Weeks : )

I always enjoy participating in the weekly challenges that various people host on Flickr.  Each week there is a different theme and you post your interpretation on that theme.  I belong to My 4 Hens P52 group and another flickr group called Project 52-2013.
In the My 4 Hens group the admin picks photos to feature each week.  It is extremely had to get a feature because over 2,000 people belong to the group pool.  I was exetremely excited when I was chosen not once but twice in a row!!  Below are both of my featured shots.
I have found that these photos challenges help to keep me shooting, and thinking creatively about everything around me.  Sometimes the themes can stretch your imagination quite a bit.

Really Cool Sign on Castaway Cay-Theme "Around the Block"  This sign caught my eye as we were leaving Castaway Cay and heading back to the Disney Fantasy.  I thought the pointy finger was funny and the different writing was unique.