Apr 19th

Serenity Project – April 2017

Welcome to my first participation of the Serenity Project. Up to the present time, I only followed this beautiful, monthly project. This changed last week when my photography friend Nadeen Flynn invited me to be part of this project. You may wonder what the project is all about. It is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

With this project in mind, I want to share some of my favorite images I took over the past month. Given that the macro lens is on my camera 50% of the time, lately I have been using my Lensbaby optics more often. Together with my macro extender and the Sweet 35/50, my belief is that these images convey peace and calm.

This last image was taking after the Sunrise service at our church on Easter Sunday. The light coming in on the right of image, mesmerized me…

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend, Jennifer Carr is sharing this month.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, keep calm, keep smiling, and let serenity be part of your daily life.

Until next time,

Iris (TGTG)

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  1. Gorgeous images, Iris! Love the perspective in the one with the white flowers.

  2. So thrilled you’ve joined our circle! These images are gorgeous and so very peaceful!

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 in Mesa. I took several images of these divine treats, however these 4 are my favorites.

The above images have all been taken with my Tamron 90mm Macro lens.

For more beautiful macro work, please visit the very talented photographer and my friend, Tiffany Kelly at Tiffany Kelly Photography.

Thank you for stopping by today – until next time – keep smiling 🙂

Iris (TGTG)

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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 for a couple of days. I believe that she has about 60 acres surrounding her property. I can listen to her all day. What this workshop taught me is that I am on the right track with my photography. As you all know, I love macro photography…and I love vivid colors. I hope to share more about the class in the weeks to come (after I process all the information).

This week I purchased flowers that have vivid colors. I had such a great time working with these Mums (they are part of the Chrysanthemums family). Since Tiffany is talking about creative editing this week in her workshop, I thought I would share some creative edits with you. In fhe first edit I added a texture from the amazing Jan Tyler.

Settings: SS 1/1600- f7.1 – ISO 500 – Tamron 90mm Macro Lens– Texture by Jan Tyler

The second image I am sharing with you is only edited in Lightroom with a preset that I have created during my CCL workshop with Caroline Jensen (like I said, she is an amazing teacher)…

Settings: SS 1/500 – f5.6 – ISO 400 – Tamron 90mm Macro Lens

For more beautiful macro work, please visit the very talented photographer and friend, Jessica Nelson at The Gaggle Photography by Jessica Nelson.

Thank you for stopping by today…until next time, keep smiling.

Iris (TGTG)

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  1. Beautiful Iris. I love the water drop and reflection in the second shot and the texture in the first. 🙂

  2. Beautiful Iris. I love the water drop and reflection and the texture too!