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Aug 16th

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of August 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm. “The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that wherever you are you …

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Jul 19th

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of July 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr As it is …

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May 1st

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 only have I photographed with my Lensbaby, but also with …

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Mar 20th

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 project. Here you can see the beautiful Daffodils that I …

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Mar 6th

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 being the weeds gave a different subject to photograph this …

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Feb 27th

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. My choice this week were the Edge 80 with builtin …

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Feb 20th

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. Settings: SS 1/80 – f8 – ISO 500 – Tamron …

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Feb 13th

Welcome to Marco Monday – Volume 27. Although I have not felt that great this weekend, I needed some macro time. At first, I wasn’t sure what this plant is, but Goggle to the rescue. Typing in “purple plant”, reveled that this pretty plant growing in our backyard is call …

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Feb 6th

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 weekend I starting shooting again. To be honest, it was …

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Jan 2nd

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 beginning, I have some new goals set. One of them …

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Dec 26th

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 go more often in 2017. This orange poppy was beautiful …

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Nov 21st

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 1/640 – f8.0 – ISO 1250 – Tamron Macro Lens …

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Nov 7th

Welcome to Macro Monday ~ Volume 21! Obviously living in Arizona is not the best place to create fall like images. In other words, I need to get creative. We have two orange trees in our backyard with a couple of dead branches. Prior to sun going down, I want …

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Oct 17th

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). However, since I dug a little deeper into Gina Yeo’s …

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Oct 3rd

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 knew what I wanted to share this week. Although I …

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Sep 25th

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. The backside of the flower is very interesting and more …

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Sep 11th

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. Settings: SS 1/500 – f5.6 – ISO 1600 – Tamron …

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Jul 31st

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 get as close as I usually do; I wanted the …

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Jul 17th

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 focus and the water droplet means peace. It also helps …

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Jul 10th

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 genres. So here is my shot for our Blog Circle …

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Jul 3rd

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 shoot outside. I guess I have to start shooting inside …

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Jun 19th

Yeah – Macro Monday. I have to get really creative the next couple of weeks for Macro Monday. The heat is on here in Arizona, and photographing in our home a hurdle I have to overcome. However, I am very terminate to continue the new blog circle through the Summer …

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Jun 12th

I have teamed up with some ladies from CM to share macro images. Today is my first Macro Monday share; back-light is challenging, but oh so fun: Settings: SS – 1/320; f9.2, ISO 1000, Tamron 90mm Macro Lens Tiffany Kelly is not only an amazing macro photographer, but she is …

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