After the tide came back in and ended my tide pool shoot on the Oregon coast, I retreated to the beach to look for subjects to shoot. I found some feathers in the sand that had some interesting comps. I will be talking with Jack Graham in the up coming weeks to plan another of the “Macro & More” workshops for Oregon in 2009. We’ve already had inquries for next year.
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Here’s a nice tight shot of a flower I don’t remember the name of, was done with a Lensbaby (www.lensbaby.com). A very cool little lens that does some great abstracty macro images. On this one I used their 10+ and 4+ magnifiers to get in really close. The magnifiers allow you to focus in as close as an inch. If anyone out there is looking to purchase a Lensbaby, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can give you a code that will get you 10 percent off on a new lensbaby. You’ll have a lot of fun with this little guy.
While I was out In Oregon co teaching the Macro & More workshop along with good friend and great photogrpaher Jack Graham, I was treated to my first expereince of shooting a tide pool. If you every get to the Oregon coast please take time to explore these, as they offer a tremendous amount of macro images. Many large rocks as tall as me are just totally cover with life forms. My only regret was we only had about two hours until ther tide came back in. So I was like a mad man shooting. Here’s a shot of a green anemone.
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Last week Jack Graham and I presented a “Marco & More In The Gorge Workshop”.
It was held in the Columbia River Gorge area of Oregon. A beautiful place with
great waterfalls, landscapes and plenty of wildflowers for macro work. We had a
awesome group of photographers that were a pleasure to work with. Everyone got
along really well and all had a great time. I saw a number of excellent images taken
by the participants. The weather was hot but better that’s better than dealing with rain.
I was able to shot some really nice stuff myself that I’ll post in the future. A shot I
was looking to get was of the poppy flowers. I’ve admired shots I’ve seen of these, and
have always hope to get a chance to shoot them. In 2009 Jack and I will repeat this
workshop and also will be adding the tide pools from the coast. The tide pools are very
cool with tons of macro opportunities, and I’ll post some image I shot there.
This was shot in early spring as the snow melted and left pools of water in the flood plain of stoney creek.
The Skunk Cabbage plant is the first sign of life in the north as we head torwards spring. These interesting plants have a built in heating systems that allows it to melt through the ice in the swampy areas that it grows in. You will start to see them here in southeast Michigan around the end of Feburary, providing we don’t have a blanket of snow covering them. You can see the ice surrounding this one.
Shot some flowers that I used for one of my intermediate macro workshops. I pulled off one of the petals to expose the insides.
Here’s another of the leaves from the swamp series. Last shot was Maples this time its Oaks.
Another snow storm heading our way tonight, seems like every week we get one. Yesterday I was thinking spring but today its back to reality. This is from the swamps I shoot in, the maples laying in the water turn this nice white color. More images at http://www.tinylandscapes.com
I just posted this image over at www.birdphotographers.net in the macro/flora section. I was thinking about the upcoming spring and can’t wait till it gets here. As I was in the spring mood I decided to post this flower shot. One morning I looked out on our sunlight porch and saw this this flower in one of my wife pots and was drawn to the great backlighting in the petals of this flower. Don’t remember the name of the subject.