These are my all time favorite flowers and I cant wait for any excuse to buy some. Today at the farmers market there was a huge Ranunculus display and bundles were 3 for $10. I grabbed three bunches and took photos all afternoon. I am very happy with these and they are headed to my shop.
Be sure to click through and view the full versions on flickr and you can buy your own prints in my shop. There are more coming tomorrow.
As you can see from the title you know what I chose to play with when I opened my mailbox the other day. The Weekend Sewing book is fabulous and I promise that the next post will review the book.
Gina asked me about my filters so I thought it gave me an excuse to show you what they did. I have been looking for a dedicated macro lens for my camera for a couple of months now. Unfortunately they are pretty expensive and I cant even afford a used one. At the same time I was researching TtV photography and working on my contraption. TtV requires a macro lens or a macro filter. I looked up macro filters and found a 4 pack on ebay for about $20. I am really happy with them. It might not be a macro lens but it beats not having anything.
There are four magnification strengths +1, +2, +4, +10. The one I am holding is +10.
Here is my thyme plant without the filter. This is as close as I can get.
And with the +10 filter on
I practically need a tripod to take this shot. Overall a macro lens would produce crisper sharper photos but this filter will work well with the type of photography that I like to do.
Ok I admit it. I am in a crafting slump. I am just not in the mood! I would rather be outside with the camera right now or working on new prints for my shop like this one.
I bought Weekend Sewing last week and it is supposed to arrive today. Maybe that will pull me out of my slump. However, I also bought four new macro filters for my camera to do some real TtV and they are also scheduled to arrive today. What toy should I play with first? (doing happy mail dance)
Hi Everyone! I wanted to mention that I also have a photoblog that I am beginning to pay more attention to. I want to keep my photos and crafting somewhat separate on my blogs so if you want to follow what I am doing with my cameras then head on over to my photoblog. Thanks for looking!