Saturday, April 13, 2013

365 - Day 3 & 4

So, for day 3, I decided to go with an image of my little dog Spartacus. Spartacus is a "rescue" that ran onto my yard screaming back in September. I found out 2 months later that he actually was the neighbors dog, and it all around just isn't, well wasn't a good thing. Although he is added stress at times, and will make traveling more difficult, I am beyond thrilled to have him living with us! Anyways, Mom and him were playing, and I managed to get this shot of him chasing down the rope she had thrown!




As far as day 4 is concerned, it was a less than amazing day photographically speaking, but a really decent day otherwise. I have been photographing the hummingbirds over the last few days, but this evening, as the sun was getting low, I got a fairly good shot showing off just how colorful the boys can be this time of the year. I did crop this down, and it was taken with a higher ISO, so there's unfortunately some grain present that I wish wasn't there. I still enjoy the image however.

Friday, April 12, 2013

My 365 Project

After months of lackluster photographing, I've decided to start a 365 photographic project. I started on April 10, and will be taking a minimum of 1 picture per day, and posting that one picture.

These are the two images from 4-10 and 4-11! I've been working with my macro adapter rings, which is a great, but at times frustrating adventure. I can't afford to purchase a true macro lens currently, and the rings provide a solution of sorts. I can't adjust my aperture while using them, but it has provided me the ability to actually take some closer shots of smaller plants/flowers/insects.
Image one was taken in the front yard on one of our blooming trees, although I'm not sure what type of tree it actually is.
Image two was taken yesterday afternoon at Old Stone Fort Archeological State Park in Manchester, TN. It's an amazing and beautiful park that my mom and I have frequented during the different seasons. There are waterfalls, and a great Native American history in the park, along with beautiful trees, flowers, plants and other great wildlife.
Now the question is what will I photograph for today? At least I have some time to figure that out!