It’s been a great start to a new year. I’ve had plenty going on the last couple of months with creating new work, being grateful for what I have, enjoying every moment shared with Kevin, and welcoming the everyday challenges I may face.
With all the favorable distractions going on in my life, I managed to have a moment to grab my camera and be experimental. Being inspired by Adorama’s video on shooting water droplets, I was encouraged enough to drag out my camera equipment and find the necessary items to try something new at home.
What I used to capture the photos below:
1. I used a birthday card I received from Kevin as my subject.
2. Two boxes to hold a sheet of glass
3. One clean sheet of glass
4. Macro lens
5. Off camera flash
6. Spray bottle with an oil/water mixture
Below are a couple end results from my experimentation.
Ahhh. The last couple of days we have had above normal temperatures with no snow on the ground. Nice New England weather, minimal color to capture on camera, but a great day for a walk.
I was asked and encouraged by my friend Kevin to go for an afternoon walk with him and my camera. We took a stroll along the railroad tracks, over and under bridges, and rock hopped along the river’s path to capture some early winter scenes. It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to take the time to walk with a friend and be encouraged to press the shutter button. Thanks Kevin for putting extra smiles on my face and looking after me so I don’t fall into the river as I continued to take the “one more shot” before we head back home.
For the next week, I will be concentrating on my personal project, Road to Recession. If you want to follow along with my discoveries and personal experiences from the “road trip”, you will need to either bookmark or subscribe to this page or follow me on Twitter.
Hope you have a wonderful Holiday!
My youngest dog, Scooter, has been with the family for a year.
As my two other dogs reach their later years, medical expenses seem to out way the expenses of buying new toys. I decided, it was time to start thinking of a new member of the family. Adopting Scooter from WOOFFUN has been the best decision I’ve made in the year of 2010. With the advice from the veterinarian and my availability on training the newcomer, it was the perfect time to get another dog. My thanks goes out to WOOFFUN for matching us up with Scooter a year ago today.
For the last year, my older dogs have been great in helping on the training with Scooter. In return, Scooter has helped my older ones out by keeping them young in spirit and in good health. His youth has brought so much laughter, fun, life, and enjoyment to all our lives. I’m so glad he is part of the family.