Serenity Project - August 2018

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of August 2018. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

My first thought was that I could not participate this month, because I didn't go out to a serene place. However I thought about where I feel calm, collected, and have peace from the bustling of Phoenix: my little home studio.

On Monday, I stopped at my favorite food store, AJ's Fine Foods. To my delight, I spotted red currants in the produce section. I may have squealed out loud when I saw them. They are really hard to get here in Arizona, and are pricey. However, I got one little container. Those little berries are so good (if you like tart fruit).

With this being said, red currants were the star of my serenity share this month. For the first time in months, I put my Tamron 90mm macro lens on my camera body. You see, macro lenses are not only good for macro, but also for close up images. Here are my three favorite images from my little session.

  Tamron 90mm Macro Lens  - SS 1/60 - f7.1 - ISO 400

Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/60 - f7.1 - ISO 400

For the next two images I paired my red currants with blueberries, sprinkles of Cinnamon & Sugar, and Silk Vanilla Almond Yogurt Alternative.

 Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/125 - f7.1 - ISO 160

Tamron 90mm Macro Lens - SS 1/125 - f7.1 - ISO 160

 Canon 50mm 1.4 - SS 1/125 - f5.6 - ISO 125

Canon 50mm 1.4 - SS 1/125 - f5.6 - ISO 125

To see more contributors of this month's serenity circle, I invite you to visit my talented photography friend, Eileen Critchley how she found serenity in her new home in Ohio.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, keep calm and find some serenity (even if it is just in your home).

Iris (TGTG)