Sunday, 26 July 2015

Yes.. More Macro Photography

My bird is so photogenic... He loves his picture being taken so I took this as a perfect opportunity to test some macro shots on him. I think I got about 15 minutes worth before he started to get bored. But I managed to get a few different shots in this time. I love the vibrant colours on my bird and the different textures with his feathers and his skin and the macro photography emphasises that.
 I wanted to focus on the little details that you sometimes can't see from a distance and I wanted to highlight it by using the macro lens and fill the frame up with the little details to make it bigger. The images are very soft from the out of focus effect and the shallow depth of field and this also helps the small details stand out.
I think the first image is one of my favourites purely because of the contrast between the texture from the wood and the texture from the skin from the bird. It also has a strong contrast in colours which helps the different colours and details from the skin stand out. The lighting was also important in my images as I wanted it to help the colours stand out and not over expose them or darken them so I only used natural light.
I hope you like my set of images and thank you for reading.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Texture With Macro

With this beautiful weather we have been having, I decided to go on a walk and capture some texture images with my macro lens around the village and near the pond. The sun was setting and the light was lowering but this made my images a lot softer and some objects became silhouettes.
I was focusing on a variety of things and kept my options open when I was taking my image to try and see what different objects looked like through the macro lens. Then when we reached the local pond, I was taking images of the scenery and wanted to capture the deserted atmosphere.
We also met a little friendly butterfly on the journey who loved having it's picture taken so I tried to get some macro images of the beautiful colours the butterfly had.  
There isn't a lot of colour in these images and some of them are very dull toned but the texture that is shown in the images aren't always positive so the tones and colours match the negativity in some of the images.
I hope you enjoy the images and if you have any feedback let me know.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award

So I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Charlotte Louise (check out her blog here - and I thank her so much for the nomination for this award as I am thrilled to have some recognition for my blog. It's all very new to me so I have read more into this to get an idea as to what you do with the award.
We pass the award onto fellow bloggers to show recognition of their blogs and showing them that we appreciate what they do. Once you have thanked the person for the nomination and have mentioned their blog in a post, you then nominate another 15 bloggers interest you with their blogs and the ones you enjoy reading.
You then have to tell the person who nominated you 7 facts about yourself.
I have nominated:
  • Kirstie
  • Argie
  • Iga
  • Jessica
  • Rosie
  • Carmela
  • Logan
  • Lauren
  • Jessie-Ann
  • Hayley
  • Emmy
  • Carolin
  • Sofie
  • Ashleigh
  • Holly-Lucy
7 facts about myself.... hmmm this could be tricky:
  1. I have a massive phobia of rubber gloves
  2. I absolutely love my family, boyfriend and friends
  3. I want to be a professional photographer
  4. I hope to travel the world one day and see some amazing places
  5. I am a huge fan of ice hockey and love taking images of it
  6. I HATE spiders
  7. I have an obsession for Lana Del Rey