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All Kinds of Pretty and Macro Fun

It’s no secret that I’m completely obsessed with flowers.

Just take a look here.

The textures, the colours, the shapes, the ruffles, the smells. I love it all. But I especially love it when cut flowers come from a local nursery, like these. Smithers has a local flower grower, Bob, that sells fresh, in-season blooms at the farmer’s market in the summer and he’s a favourite with brides seeking out exactly that. I got a number of bouquets yesterday at the market, I just couldn’t help myself. I made a little nosegay of yellow, orange and white strawflowers, globe thistle and a few poppy seed pods. Cute, no? And then of course, there is the larger dinnerplate dahlia bouquet, love these things. It amazes me that the stalks on these even manages to hold up these heavy blooms.

I’ve also been seeing a lot of neat ways to use lenses lately, including one that makes a macro. I found this cute tutorial from Alex Beadon Photography blog. It’s tricky to get everything in focus just right but it’s a fun way to depart from the norm and a good solution if you’re in a pinch for a macro shot.

And while we’re here on the topic of flowers, don’t forget that I have a lovely selection of matted prints in my Etsy shop! I’ll be adding some new ones in the fall but in the meantime, I’ve still got some really pretty ones available.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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lyndsay london - So much fun! Shanna (my second shooter) was trying this yesterday. I like your processing on these :) .

Denise - I love your obsession with flowers….they always make me smile at the sheer delight of them!! Don’t stop :)

erika - these are so pretty! I love fresh cut flowers, those globe thistles are spectacular!

Natalie - Love the flowers! I’m also obsessed with flowers, I could shoot them all day! Another great way to turn your 50mm or even your 85mm into a macro is to pick up extension tubes to attach to them. I got three (30mm, 20mm, 12mm) set of tubes for about $250. A bit easier than trying to hold your 50mm on your camera backwards and you can stack the tubes as well.

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