13 July 2015
I. Geranium from my Summer Garden, 2015
II. Hydrangea from florist, 2014
Let me know which you prefer and why. Click on image to enlarge.
A wisp of summer light grazes time.
Transporting phrases aloft.
Toss a petal.
Catch a scent.
Pause action. ~~ Sally W. Donatello
The words echoed back at me. It’s time for a proverbial break.
Plans are made. Serendipity awaits as summer holiday begins tomorrow. I’m on the edge of a two-week hiatus from the usual. I’m about to partake in part travel, part cyber-less retreat, part watching, part exploration, part adventure, part listening, part simply being.
Many of you are on your small, medium or large junket too. I wish wherever you are that we’ll return rejuvenated to continue our blogging journey. Bon appétit. Bon voyage. Bon soir. I’ll be back on 03 August 2015.
Tip of the Day:
With macro photography simplicity in composition helps the viewer to appreciate the qualities revealed. With little or nothing in the background to distract, the subject becomes the centerfold. Close ups uncover the unseen, undiscovered, visually concealed. Your perspective is vital to the success of a macro shot. Can you find the details that perk the viewer’s attention? Did you place the subject in the best lighting–lighting that gives focus on the areas that unveil details that stun and seduce the eye and mind? Macro photography is a genre that takes extra feats of patience. Diligence pays to avoid out-of-focus images (unless that’s your aim). There is a point of reckoning where clarity unfolds and a point when it dissolves. Happy shooting.
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As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog. My photographs for the mobile photography challenge are taken with an iPhone 6.
If you’d like to join this Mobile Photography Challenge, please click here for details and history of the challenge. If you have any questions, please contact me. Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming challenges:
1st Monday: Nature.
2nd Monday: Macro.
3rd Monday: Black and White.
4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.