Category Archives: Macro


May 1st

Macro Monday – Volume 35

Welcome to Macro Monday and can you believe it? Happy May!!! To be honest with you, I have no idea what happened to the first 4 months of 2017. I have shot more than ever before in 4 months. Not …

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Apr 3rd

Macro Monday – Volume 34

Welcome to Macro Monday – Volume 34. This week I wanted to mix up things a little bit. Instead of working with flowers, I photographed some yummy fruit tortes. These are my favorite from AJ’s Fine Foods’ bakery department, here …

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Mar 27th

Macro Monday – Volume 33

Welcome to Macro Monday – Volume 33. I just finished up the Visual Voice workshop with the amazing Caroline Jensen. I love her teaching and sweet spirit. I wish I could take a trip to Minnesota to visit with her …

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Mar 20th

Macro Monday – Volume 32

Welcome to Macro Monday – Volume 32. Granted that it was hot this weekend in Arizona, I was able to still get some shooting done. Not only did I shoot with these beautiful Daffodils, but also worked on another class …

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Mar 13th

Macro Monday – Volume 31

Welcome to Macro Monday ~ Volume 31. Whenever possible, I love to work with the intricate flower called Ranunculus. My heart skipped a beat this past week as they were available at Trader Joe’s. Settings: SS 1/800 – f6.3 – …

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Mar 6th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 30

Welcome to Macro Monday ~ Volume 30. Until now, my macro photography consisted of flowers or pastry. However this weekend I was looking for something different. The current state of our backyard is not good; full of weeds. With this …

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Feb 27th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 29

Welcome to Marco Monday – Volume 29. Most often I do my macro work with my Tamron 90mm macro lens. From time to time I like to challenge myself. So, without further adue, here are my images for Macro Monday. …

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Feb 20th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 28

Welcome to Marco Monday – Volume 28. In contrast to my usual color images, I felt compelled to format this week’s images in black & white. As mentioned in this blog post, Caroline’s workshop has also touched on B&W processing. …

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Feb 6th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 26

After a brief absence from Macro Monday, I am ready to share again. As some may know, the new year did not start as well as I had hoped. Macro photography truly is a great distraction for me personally. Last …

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Jan 2nd

Macro Monday ~ Volume 25

A new year, a new hope. I am not sure what that a new year always makes us feel a new beginning. But I live by the motto that every day is a new beginning. However, with a new year …

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Dec 26th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 24

On Tuesday I met up with follow CM member and sweet friend, Eileen Critchley. We chose to meet at the Desert Botanical Garden. Unfortunately I do not get too often to visit the garden. My hope is that I will …

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Dec 19th

Macro Monday – Volume 23

I have been MIA for a month due to other photography projects that I have been working on. At the end of the year I will share some of my favorites from these projects. However, it was time for me …

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Nov 21st

Macro Monday ~ Volume 22

Happy Macro Monday. Last week I missed posting; time ran away from me last week. However, this week I remembered to format a shot I took a while ago. More often than not, I try to avoid yellow. Settings: SS …

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Oct 31st

Macro Monday ~ Volume 20

Welcome to Macro Monday ~ Volume 20! Today I wanted to shoot at ‘golden hour’, however the sun was hiding behind clouds. Go figure. All things considered, I still managed to shoot a couple of frames. While this may have …

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Oct 24th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 19

Welcome to Macro Monday ~ Volume 19! Until now, I processed all my images to 95% in Lightroom. However, this week I wanted to try something different. Several years ago, I owned NIK post processing filters for Photoshop. One of …

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Oct 17th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 18

Welcome to Macro Monday ~ Volume 18. Last Monday I missed it due to my trip to Seattle. What an amazing trip! More about it later though. Until now, I shot all my macro images in good light (full sun). …

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Oct 3rd

Macro Monday ~ Volume 17

Welcome to Macro Monday – Volume 17. This has been my longest blogging streak ever. 🙂 Since it is fall already, however no changing leafs here, Trader Joe’s had the perfect solution. When I saw these chocolate mini pumpkins, I …

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Sep 25th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 16

Welcome to Macro Monday – Volume 16. For starters, I did it again. I wanted to stay away from red flowers, however the daisies were too beautiful to pass up. So I worked with shadow and light this time around. …

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Sep 18th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 15

Welcome to Macro Monday ~ Volume 15. This time I wanted to share something different. I truly believe that part of my photography is to share part of me and who I am. During the winter month, I enjoy a …

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Sep 11th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 14

Welcome to Macro Monday ~ Volume 14. This time I converted my color image to black & white. Why? Because I have a hard time with red flowers. However, I love the dabbled light. That too me makes it interesting. …

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Sep 4th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 13

Welcome to Macro Monday. I cannot believe that this is already my 13th macro post. Time is flying when you are having fun. I went back through my ranunculus images to see if something pulled my eye. To be honest …

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Aug 28th

Macro Monday ~ Volume 12

Welcome to Macro Monday – Volume 12. This morning I photographed fall-colored mini-mums. However, I was drawn to format a shot that is showing a not yet-opened flower. Settings: SS 1/640 – f8.0 – ISO 1000 – Tamron Macro Lens …

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Aug 21st

Macro Monday – Volume 11

Welcome to Macro Monday – Volume 11. Even though it has been a hot summer, I made time for macro photography. As a matter of fact, photography is a great escape from my stressful job. This past week my friend …

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Aug 14th

Macro Monday – Volume 10

Welcome to Macro Monday – Volume 10. Since school started here in Arizona, colored pencils are widely available. Since I like to color, I picked up some Crayolas today. And they are fun to shoot too. And yes, pink is …

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Aug 7th

Macro Monday – Volume 9

For this week’s Macro Monday – Volume 9 – I chose this image I took early Sunday morning. At first I wanted to throw this wilted Pom Daisy out. However, I decided to photograph it anyway. This photograph sums up …

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Jul 31st

Macro Monday – Volume 8

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Macro Monday. To be honest with you, I am not even sure what type of flower this one is. I believe it belongs in the Dahlia family. Also, this time I didn’t …

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Jul 24th

Macro Monday – Volume 7

Welcome to Macro Monday. I cannot believe that I have kept up for 7 weeks. But then again, I absolutely enjoy photographing with my macro lens. That was not true 5 months ago. I am so glad that I had …

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Jul 17th

Macro Monday – Volume 6

Welcome to Macro Monday – Volume 6. Today I want to share my favorite macro image that I have shot to-date. It symbolizes what I feel when I shoot macro – serenity. The swing of the the main peddle in …

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Jul 10th

Macro Monday – Volume 5

This week’s shot is actually my first true macro shot that I took during “The Art of Marco Photography” workshop with Tiffany. It is still a little raw, but it was the beginning to my new passion within the photography …

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Jul 3rd

Macro Monday – Volume 4

Macro has become my sanity check. I honestly have completely falling in love with macro photography. This week I am sharing an older shot for Macro Monday. It is still very warm here, and I don’t have many opportunities to …

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