A Photo A Day 2017-01-16

flower-collageA visit to Stanford Shopping Center today yielded these macro shots.

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Macro Moments Last Call

Macro photographers, listen up.  We only have five entries to this week’s”People’s Choice” challenge, and they’ve all entered the challenge many time in the past.  Grab your camera or scour your archives and get your entry in by 8:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday.  I’d love to see some new faces!  Here’s a link with instructions for entering https://musinwithsusan.com/2017/01/11/macro-moments-challenge-week-26/

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A Photo A Day 2017-01-14

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Artist At Work

In response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge Ambience

This mural adds beautiful ambience to the salon where I get my hair cut!

 

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Fire!

 

For today’s daily photo my inspiration is Dutch Goes the Photo’s  Tuesday Photo Challenge https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/01/10/tuesday-photo-challenge-fire/

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A Photo A Day 2017-01-11

The genre for my Wednesday shoot is “Animals and Insects”.  I walked across the street to the park and met Bear, a cute little guy taking a break from playing fetch with his frisbee.

 

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Macro Moments Challenge: Week 26

My “bubble burst” with last week’s challenge, “Bubbles” because there were only a couple of true macro/close-up entries.  Congratulations to our first 2017 challenge winner, macmsue, https://snaphappi.wordpress.com/ for her winning entry of bubbles reflected from a CD https://snaphappi.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/macro-moments-challenge-week-25/ .   Please visit macmsue’s site to enjoy her work.

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New “People’s Choice” Challenge

 For this week’s challenge, you the visitors and participants will, once again, get to choose the winner! There is no specific theme, just submit a macro photo that you cherish as one of your best. 

Here is how it works. The first twenty entries will be accepted (one entry per person).  I will make a gallery to post next week.  After you view the gallery, submit your vote (one vote per person)  in the poll which will be included in the  challenge and the following week I will announce the winner. Anyone can vote, even if you don’t enter the challenge.

A Photo A Day

I have undertaken a personal challenge for 2017 to shoot photos five days a week and publish a post for each shoot.  I will use the topics suggested by different challenges and various themes as my inspiration. The theme for Monday’s is “Macro”.  It was a stormy, rainy weekend here in California. A good thing, because we need the rain. I went out to my backyard on Monday morning and caught this  drop hanging  from a leaf. I tried to shoot handheld, but kept hitting the bush, so I set up my tripod and remote trigger.

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Olympus 60mm macro lens, 1/80 sec, f 8.0, ISO 800

This is a place to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from each other.  Please join in!  A new challenge begins each Wednesday, and I announce the winner from the previous week when I  post the new challenge. The winner’s photo will be featured on this blog and used as the banner in the announcement for the next week’s challenge, unless I am requested not to use it. 

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo from this week or from your archives. 
  • Create a new post on your blog entitled “Macro Moments: Week (insert week)“.
  • Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too, what camera and lens you used and your settings.
  • You may submit more than one photo, but submit each in a separate post if you want to be included in the judging.
  • Deadline for submitting your entries is 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Pacific Time.
  • Create a * pingback to this post and/or leave a link to your post in the comments section.
  • Tag your post Macro Moments so others can find it.

If you’re not sure how to create a pingback,  Here are instructions

The following bloggers also submitted entries in last week’s challenge:

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/macro-moments-challenge-bubbles/

https://sprawly.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/macro-moments-wk-25/

https://zombieflamingoes.com/2017/01/06/macro-moments-challenge-week-25/

 

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A Photo A Day 2017-01-09

One of my daily post genres to choose from on Tuesdays is “Street Photography”, my least favorite, as I am apprehensive about asking people for permission to take their picture.  As you can see, it is still raining where I live, yet this intrepid trio made it to the park to work off some energy! I snapped it from behind, so I didn’t have to ask permission.  I think there’s some action in the shot, and it tells a story.  These guys will need to be toweled off when they get home!

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A Lingering Raindrop

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60mm macro lens, 1/80 sec, f 8, ISO 800

It was a stormy, rainy weekend here in California. A good thing, because we need the rain. My daily post theme for Monday is “Macro”, so I caught this photo of a drop hanging from a leaf. I tried to shoot handheld, but kept hitting the bush, so I set up my tripod and remote trigger.

Gabby didn’t help because she kept sniffing under the bush, making everything shake!

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Car Show

My hubby is in the market for a new car, so this afternoon we went to the San Jose Car Show which runs through the weekend.  For today’s shoot I photographed some of the cars at the show and put together this collage.  No, he won’t be buying the Lamborghini!

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