Since I am on a kick of getting inspiration from others, I tried to take pictures of some flowers in a lightbox today. This is inspired by FotoGraf-Zahl. His pictures are much better than mine. I actually used my tripod to take these pictures in the light box, but really screwed up in a few ways: (1) I couldn't find my black background (CrabMama rearranged the entire basement over the last few days and I can't find anything!); (2) I used my 70-200 lens with an extender. I typically like this combination, since this is the best lens that I own, but it shook too much on the tripod, and I don't have a remote shutter. I set it for a delay, but I couldn't get the camera to stop bouncing. Grrr... I should have used a different lens; and (3) patience. I have no patience. This is my biggest problem with photography right now - lack of time to just relax, set up the shot well, and work it. I am so pressed for time that I have to get my shots done as fast as possible. Anyways...... Here are two shots that I am pretty happy with.
Queen Anne's Lace. I like this one because it looks like fireworks.
Black-eyed Susan. I love these flowers, as I have stated on numerous occasions. This is a completely different take on it. Really, really inspired (stolen) from FotoGraf-Zahl.
2 weeks ago