Travel Theme: Close Up

A year ago I took my first and only photography lesson with Mike’s Camera Shop and learned how to use F-stops.  Reading an article about F-stops the other day reminded me that I forget to spin knobs and click buttons before I shoot pictures.  So often my close up pictures aren’t excellent.  During our class we got really close.

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Sometimes I got a little closer to the little hairs on the stem than I did to the blossom.

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“It’s all in the composition,” says Leanne Cole.  That was before my first, and only lesson with her.  Life keeps getting in the way.  I have Australia – lessons with Leanne on my bucket list, though.

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I think the shadow on the top flower resembles the 1970s cartoon, Gumpy, jumping off a roof, or sneaking up on someone.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s travel theme, “Close Up.”  If you did the traveling was all yours.  I stayed close to home!  :)  What is close to home for you?

27 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Close Up”

    1. It’s a little knob on the top of my camera that I always forget about. Then, of course, there’s the ISO settings I need to play with, and I also forget about the lighting setting at the bottom of my round button on the back called WB. Leanne just told me that’s why I get blue pictures so much. I forget to switch to outdoor lighting! Yikes! :)

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  1. Hmmm, I find close-ups very tricky and like you I usually have the background in focus, not the subject. (just ask Justin Beaver about this. He even wrote a post about my failings in this area)

    I must look up F-stops in my camera instruction book.

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  2. Har har I just love the hairs on the stems- to me, especially with perfect gin-coloured sunset backlighting, they become just as beautiful as the flowers! Loved your shots here, lassie. Lovely post. I remember the post you did about the class back when you first took it. Marvelous. Cheers to you,

    Autumn Jade

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