Macro Monday

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 only have I photographed with my Lensbaby, but also with my macro lens. It continues to be my favorite genre since last year. This past week, I purchased some beautiful purple tulips. I wanted to get different looks, with the beautiful light coming in on our patio, I believe I have archived my goal.

For more beautiful macro images, please visit my amazing friend and macro teacher, Tiffany Kelly of Tiffany Kelly Photography. Also, if you are on Instagram, in May Tiffany is hosting an incredible challenge and giveaway.

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

Iris (TGTG)

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)

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 - ISO 400 - Tamron 90mm Macro Lens

Although this little bud didn't open, nevertheless I felt compelled to photograph it...

Settings: SS 1/1000 - f6.3 - ISO 500 - Tamron 90mm Macro Lens

This one is my favorite for this week:

Settings: SS 1/1000 - f6.3 - ISO 500 - 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)

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). However, since I dug a little deeper into Gina Yeo's breakout "Discover the Magic of Everyday Light", I enjoy using dabbled light.

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Settings: SS 1/320 - f8.0 - ISO 1250 - Tamron Macro Lens

Follow the link to another beautiful macro image posted by my friend Jessica from The Gaggle Photography by Jessica Nelson.

Thank you for stopping by today - until next time.

Iris (TGTG)

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 great cup of tea. Loose tea especially. You may think that the writing is incorrect. Not so; it is just the German word for tea. :) macro-monday-15

Settings: SS 1/160 - f6.3 - ISO 2000 - Tamron Macro Lens

Follow the link to another beautiful macro image posted by Elizabeth of Brown and Blue Photography.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Until next time - keep smiling,

Iris :)