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Through the Lens Thursday #6: Flower


Today I thought I would try something a little different.

I have subscribed to a host of blogs by Alison Lee who writes the Writing Wishing Blog.  I would highly recommend her to anyone who enjoys reading blogs!

Through the Lens Thursday was started by Greta of GFunkified and I found Writing Wishing Blog.  Every Thursday they post something related to a word with a photograph(s) they have taken.  

Anyways…  when I discovered that the word for Through the Lens Thursday was going to be FLOWER, I decided what a great way to spruce up these winter days in Michigan!

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Some of you may have already seen these flowers on Facebook or on my Website.

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These 2 images are both of Tiger Lilies from my back yard.

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This baby of a flower is a Purple Cone Flower and grows to become a fairly large flower at maturity.

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Not only do I like to take pictures documenting different stages in a flowers life cycle…  I also enjoy playing with my focal point, depth of field and rule of thirds.

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On to the lovely Black Eyed Susan of the bunch!

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Flowers serve as a great tool to not only play with angles, lighting, water droplets but to work on your macro photography…  all things wonderful that come from a mixture of my love for photography and gardening!

#throughthelensthursday

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object: Clothes Pins


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This challenge is suppose to encourage you to use an object as your focal point and inspiration!  Composition, focal points and framing can really make the difference in whether an ordinary everyday object could even be interesting to photograph or to even look at.

So I am going to tell you the story about this photo that I am entering for this Week’s Photo Challenge.  I love to hang my laundry outside during the warmer months in Michigan.  As a challenge to myself, I decided to see if I could photograph clothes pins!  To make it a little more interesting, I hung my colorful neoprene lunch bags on the line with the clothes pins.  I was just looking to see if I could make it look interesting enough to capture someone’s eye!  Anyways, I like the photos…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object