A little macro action.
I have an adapter that allows me to use old manual-focus Minolta lenses on my micro four thirds cameras.
I made this particular lockdown garden shot – one of three Bulbine’s we have in pots on the back patio – using my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and a Minolta MD Rokkor X 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens that I’ve had for years.
I shot it square, there’s no cropping, but I did run it through the Urban Acid action, adding a few personal tweaks.
A twilight shot, the camera was pointed into the sun-less early evening sky, I shut it down a bit to get more of the flower and buds in focus – plus a smaller aperture allowed me to move the camera in closer. No flash, all natural light.
Titled “Yellow Bulbine,” I like this shot bunches.
Oh, and sorry about the really poor Mason Williams reference. Sometimes I just can’t help mysef.
Red poppies everywhere.
I joined in on a photo stroll with a new club I learned about a few months back.
The Round Rock Image Creators had their first walk yesterday in Georgetown. Yup. Right smack dab in the middle of the town’s annual Poppy Festival.
A short drive from our house, I got there about 8 a.m. to make sure I could park near Town Square. Good strategy.
I slowly made my way to the neighborhood just north of all the festival activities, shooting my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 with the Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S11 attached.
Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. I wanted to make sure I had a few shots in the can if I don’t get a chance to get out.
After about 45 minutes of walking around I headed back to the Escape to switch cameras for the stroll. I also brought the Panny GX8 with the ƒ2.8/12-40 Pro.
Anyway, a small group of folks from the club met at the north steps of the courthouse and proceeded to walk pretty much the same route I had earlier, but this time around the streets were abuzz with people and vehicles lined up for the Festival’s parade.
Naturally, I lost the RRIC group somewhere along the line.
That made for lots of good shooting. And, naturally, I lost the RRIC group somewhere along the line.
Perfect timing, just like when I organized a stroll around the Day of the Dead parade in Austin back in November of 2011. Shooting in the staging area makes for a lot of up-close and unscripted moments.
I got to meet Chet Garner of Daytripper fame – one of my fave PBS shows here in Central Texas.
I didn’t stay for much longer and was able to get out of Georgetown without any problems, traffic-wise.
Big Texas smile
Red table cloth
Instant fun, revisited.
Torri and me have been adding a lot of color to the backyard this Spring, so it made sense that a majority of my shots for ‘Roid Week would end up being botanical in nature.
I even managed to get in a few shots from one of the local nurseries we visited.
I’ve gotta’ use up some of the Fuji peel-apart film in my stash next time around.
Here are my 12 contributions for ‘Roid Week Spring 2019, April 21-26…
The color activity in the raised beds is heatin’ up! The ranunculus tubers are the latest to reveal their beauty, starting with this gorgeous red flower.
In Texas, Spring goes by incredibly fast, but it’ll be awesome to work in the yards again.