I’m Off

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, 2006.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am getting my camera gear in order. Checking that I have the right lenses for the job ahead. I am on a quest to take the best pictures I can …. of tulips.

On the 9th the quest begins. My companion, is a photographer like myself. If it is picture worthy [and what isn’t] a single word will start an itchy trigger finger. After a sort discussion the trip was on.

So we are off to the Skagit Tulip Festival in Washington. Cameras in hand and eyes open to all of the possibilities.

I will post when I can and there might be a picture or two.

different perspective

I got extension tubes last year and here are some examples of the photo’s taken with them. Had heard that there were problem using them, The only problem I had was getting close enough with my 18 – 200 “walk around” lens. Overcoming that problem only meant that I had to understand what the extension tubes did.  Here it explains it a lot better than I can. – http://digital-photography-school.com/extension-tubes-close-up-photography-lesson-2. Once I figured that out, I shot some things on the table and was pleased with the results. Pears, closeup ImageImageThe stitching on my Acer tablet portfolio and the button taken with extension tubes.

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These stamps were on an envelope sent to my father in the early 60’s. My how things have changed since then.

ImageThis is from the face of a greeting card.