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Monday, June 13, 2011

My Macro Photography Excursion

On Saturday I went to a state park along Lake Michigan for a macro photography excursion with my local camera club. My favorite macro instructor Lou was there to guide us and I was eager to soak up even more of his macro wisdom. It was unseasonably cool on Saturday morning and it was overcast which actually made for the perfect conditions to shoot macro in. The dew stayed on the plants the entire time we were there which made for some great shooting. As you can probably tell, I was stoked about shooting macro but then the evil camera shake thanks to my hunk of junk tripod ruined my day. I took about 250 pictures and only a handful are something I would share with you. While showing my husband my downloads, he said "did you get any that turned out?!" - thanks honey, that's going to cost you a new tripod and ballhead! Seriously, if you don't have a good tripod you are fighting a losing battle and let's just say that I lost. The shoot wasn't a complete loss, I learned a lot and got a few good shots. Here's a few that I haven't already shared with you. Be gentle with me, remember I went to battle with my tripod....




The photo above is out of focus (thanks camera shake) but I like the composition so I decided to share it anyways.  


 In addition to the beautiful wildflowers, we had two deer that decided to pay us visit.
This one I honestly heard growl at me...yes a deer, I honestly heard a growl.

I also couldn't resist the opportunity to take a photo of the group while they were working their magic.
There is a whole lot of kneeling going on and next time someone says "bring knee pads", I'm going to listen to them and throw fashion out the window for the time being. I thought I wasn't ever going to feel my poor knee caps again. I am heading to the Home Depot this weekend to get a pair and while my hubby is away for the weekend, I'm going to order that new tripod and ballhead. He'll never say "did you get any good shots" again...LOL

5 comments:

Michelle said...

What a fun group. I wish I had been there! Great shots...I like every single one!

Ashley Sisk said...

really pretty - I love the water droplet shot.

Henrietta said...

LOL the last shot looks so funny:) Even they little unsharp they are beautiful and you know what to do when you have your new tripod. Main thing is you learned and have fun, right:)

Brooke said...

Pick me up a pair too ;D heee....
I am so bummed I had to skip this outing..... you got some great shots.

Branson said...

This looks like such a great time! That deer is lovely!