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Serenity Project - November 2017

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of November 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

Last week I was off work (a stay-cation). I truly needed the break from work, to recharge. This month I sharing some images from our backyard. We have two Bougainvillea bushed that I always like to explore to find new shooting angles. My husband already rolls his eyes when I grab my Tamron macro lens to photograph the bushes.

At any rate, here are three images, photographed from different angles...

At Eye Level - SS: 1/1000 - f 8.0 - ISO 250

At Eye Level - SS: 1/1000 - f 8.0 - ISO 250

From Above - SS: 1/1000 - f 8.0 - ISO 250

From Above - SS: 1/1000 - f 8.0 - ISO 250

From Below - SS: 1/250 - f8.0 - ISO 250

From Below - SS: 1/250 - f8.0 - ISO 250

After photographing the same subject from different perspectives, I notices some movement on one of our small trees behind me. Little did I know that the movement came from some bees, collecting pollen. Bees are not easy to photograph in flight, however I was able to capture on perfectly (even with some catch-light in its little eye):

SS: 1/2000 - f4.0 - ISO 250

SS: 1/2000 - f4.0 - ISO 250

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend Mabel, of Mabel Chow Photographs, to see what she is sharing with us this month.

Thank you for stopping by today; until next time, keep calm and explore your own backyard for some serenity.

Iris (TGTG)

 

Macro Monday ~ Volume 21

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 in to the backyard to photograph one of the leafs. macro-monday-21

Settings: SS 1/640 - f5.0 - ISO 1000 - Tamron Macro Lens

Follow the link to more beautiful macro images posted by my friend Tiffany from Tiffany Kelly Photography.

Thank you for stopping by today; until next time - keep smiling.

Iris (TGTG)