Intricate Details in Nature Photos

I enjoy capturing pictures of nature.  I am fascinated by the intricate details and various designs and colors in nature that is apparent within a photos.

Professional Camera

I took this photo with a professional camera.  The photo on the left is good quality because the camera is, of course better quality. 

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This photo of the dandelion is not as good quality because I took it with my camera phone, which has only 8.0 megapixels.  When I captured the picture of the flower on the right there was a shadow blocking the light.  In both these photos above one can compare and contrast the shapes of the petals and the various details and designs in the grass.

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I took this photo with the photography camera.  The details of the rings in this peice of wood is what drew me to capture this picture.  Observe the small bug near the edge of the wooden plank. There are specs of dirt and also one tiny water droplet on the dead leaf.

Capturing and observing these nature photos has opened my eyes to the patterns, designs and colors that make up the beauty world we live in.  Photography is truly an amazing thing.

Memories and Photography

I recently came across pictures I took from  my high school photography class. I was surprised that some of the photos I had taken were actually decent shots.

I took the photography class my freshman year in high school.  For class projects I captured many photos of my family and friends and took lots of pictures with my supposedly love-of-my-life sophomore boyfriend.

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I shot and edited these photos above of my seven year old sister drawing with chalk.  This was a regular activity she loved to do.  She is  now 12 years old and enjoys drawing and painting.

Mom and Sister

This photo is of my mom and my 9 year old sister.  This photo reflecets my mom’s nurturing and loving nature.

Hands

This photo is of mine and my boyfriend’s hands.  One can only guess why I took this picture! Oh, puppy love.

These pictures remind me of my life from my freshman year in high school.  I didn’t take away many technical details on photography from my photography class, but realized that I love taking photos to document life experiences.  When I look at a photo of a memory from years past, it brings back the feelings and emotions I felt in that moment.  It’s a magical thing.

Beginning Photography

I am newly adjusting to a professional photography camera that has lots of functions used for capturing photos.  I was out in my college’s garden the other day with my friend, Conner, attempting to play around with the cameras functions for the first time.

Well, Conner had a brilliant idea for the first photo: capture the dancing white seeds in the air while he blew them off the dandelion seed head.  Here are the photos:  (Note: The dandelion in each photo is not the same one.)

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I attempted to play around with the shutter speed and tried to set the camera to take three photos in a row, so I could capture the white seeds as they were blown off the dandelion.  I couldn’t get either function to work correctly.   On the bright side we got some good shots of plants and other interesting objects in the garden.

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In this photo I focused in on the dead flower using the macro setting and zoom function.  I tried using the aperture tool to focus in on the object but it was difficult to use.

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This photo is of one of the few statues in my college’s garden.  This wooden and metal figure was possibly constructed by someone in the art department at my college. I used the the auto setting on the camera to capture this photo.