Today was a perfect day for photography. The air was clean and crisp. There were no winds.
And the early morning light seemed magical.
Best of all....I didn't have to go to work!
Here's a tribute to one extraordinary day in the garden.
Hope you enjoy the photos. And I hope you get a day in your garden that's magical as well.
Soft focus (this was a pleasant surprise)
Crisp focus with full sun background
Soft shadows on bright backlit leaf
Crisp focus on plant with holes in leaves
Veins in an old, tropical leaf
A maze of veins
Leaf landscape (maybe my favorite)
Rain tree pods
Rain tree pod
Rain tree seeds in pod
Rain tree seed wings
Abstraction in black & white
(decaying aspidistra leaf)
Banana leaves old & new
Garden shadows through the curtains
Old aspidistra leaf
Banana leaf abstraction (color)
Old fig leaf
Hint of a fern leaf (maybe my favorite)
Flowers near and far
Our cat gets a new toy (yes, this one is my favorite...of course!)
If you would like to know what camera I use, it's a small pocket camera by Canon.
It's called a PowerShot ELPH 110 HS (16.1 megapixels).
They have it listed for $229, but I got mine for about half that price on a great sale.
It's a powerful little camera and I highly recommend it.
I hope someday to buy a more expensive camera called a DSLR with different lenses. In the meantime, this one is holding its own. It's the best little camera I've ever owned.
There's a saying among photographers that it's 10% the camera and 90% the person who's taking the picture.
That's the challenge....to hunt patiently and wait quietly for that perfect moment.
All for now and thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Here's a 'listen in' on one of the discussions about camera vs photographer: