Waiting For Macro

After a lot of research and speaking to a couple techy camera experts I finally decided to buy the Sigma F2.8 105mm Macro Lens, but then had to wait until August to actually buy one. (Photographers have had macro madness during COVID19 so none in stock ) I have been playing with it for the last week or so trying to suss out the best settings and still learning but here is a few I have taken so far.

Good To See You 1

Octopoppy

Lets Dance

Bad Hair Day

Good To See You 2

“Bogged Down”

During the last six months I have struggled to be motivated or inspired to pick up my Nikon D7200.
It was only the other day that I realised this is because I struggle to make the camera do what I want it to do …… the creative compositions in my head don’t mirror the shots taken.
So it’s time to start getting to grips with this camera and wade through it’s vast menu settings, with the help of  You Tube tutorials and other sources. ( including any tips from you )
I will share both my failures and successes on this journey and hopefully my inspiration and motivation will return.
In the meantime here are a few shots which were pleasing .

 

Time to Reflect

It’s Chilli in Here

La Grande Illusion

Film Noir

Focus

 

“Right let’s get cracking

“I try to capture the feeling or mood rather than a factual representation of what I am looking at. “

At last the start of December with it all the glitz of Christmas colours and lights and also the beautiful photography of RockinMonique, who I am delighted to share with you this month.

Wonderful bokeh ,creative and clever vision and adorable macro details….these are just a couple of the reasons why I love Monique’s  amazing photography.What I adore most is the ambience and emotion they evoke.I feel as if many of her organic subjects are normally hidden and once in front of the camera they shyly and apprehensively share their beauty with the viewer.

Some images tell a story but many have a sense of mystery and quiet stillness, created by Monique’s skilful manipulation  of the camera.

She captures the elegance and stillness of the subject by creating soft blurred backgrounds,beautiful bokeh and emphasis upon subtle colours and delicate form and texture.

My words are not the clearest so just enjoy these enchanting images and think for yourself.

history of a dandelion - part 3

History of a dandelion part 3 RockinMonique

my secret rendez vous

My Secret Rendez vous RockinMonique

we talked all night

We talked all night

moonlit serenade

Moonlit serenade RockinMonique

About the Artist in her own words

In 2010 I was diagnosed with a very rare balance disorder called MdDS. The best way to describe it is: on a good day it feels like I am walking on a mattress and on a bad day a waterbed while the world around me moves up and down and side to side. It changed my world and how I saw and lived in it. 

 For my birthday in 2013 my amazing husband bought me a camera in hopes that it would encourage me to leave the house and do something that feeds my creative side. Well – I have been in love since day one! Even on bad days – when leaving the house is not possible – I find something to shoot. 

I am self taught with still so much to learn. I shoot with a Canon T6S and have what is the beginning of a decent lens collection 🙂

I try to capture the feeling or mood rather than a factual representation of what I am looking at. I love the post processing as much as the photo taking as I can then add my very personal vision for my image. My hope is that my images inspire some kind of emotion for the person viewing it.

a pinch of pretty

A pinch of pretty RockinMonique

think pink

Think Pink  RockinMonique

honestly

Honestly RockinMonique

button does not like seashells

Button does not like seashells RockinMonique

 

I hope you have enjoyed these unique and delightful images and if you want to see more please see RockinMonique’s Flickr page

A big thanks to Monique for sharing her photography with us

 

All images are copyright to RockinMonique

Colour Burst

Maths is now finished and it’s the start of the Summer holidays, so more time for playing with my new Nikon ds7200 camera. To be honest it feels like I’m starting from scratch.However here are a few images I managed to snatch during the last couple of months.

 

Rhubarb and Custard

 

Breaking Through

Waving Flags

Broken

Go With The Flow

Dandelion Sparklelion

It’s dandelion time again…….love this time of year. These flowers are in abundance with their bright blaze of yellow, which then “magically” turn to seed when you are not looking. They still look just as beautiful if not even more. I am fascinated with the textures and details of these ephemeral beauties and especially after it has rained.

Take a wander and enjoy ………

 

Wind Swept

Yellow Mellow

Out of Sorts

Shine on Through

Parachuting

Sparklelion

 

All images copyright to dawnmacroart