Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Friday Shoot Out- Macro shots

So today is Friday Shoot Out.
Theme-Macro shots suggested by JarieLyn

Well I finally found out how to take macro shots, at least I think I did. 

Maybe someone more accomplished in photography can tell me which are and which are not, macro.
#1

 #2
#3
#4
#5
Raspberry Alley downtown
#6


 #7
Tin ceiling in one of the old shops downtown

#8
It is my understanding that if the item in the forefront is sharp, than the background should be blurry, in a true macro shot.

#9
 #10

One of my favorite restaurants
Chili's
 

What about it pros?
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I have said several times that I love history.
My art teacher recommended a documentary about art  that I watched today.

The Rape of Europa


It was about the plunder and stealing of art all across Europe by Hitler and the Nazi party.
I did not know this story.
This documentary is very sad but amazing.
And a great chance to see some of the most famous pieces of art that I did not know by name.
I had seen pictures of many of the pieces but did not know their history or the artists.




16 comments:

crochet lady said...

Great shots QMM.

Jama said...

That door handle is so unique! I love eating chilli, the hotter the better.

Pauline said...

Looks like you have mastered that new camera! I particularly like #6. Well done and may you have lots of fun with your new toy!

Scriptor Senex said...

Love the old lamp (and I noticed the cones - so you managed to make it a seasonal one as well!)

Bagman and Butler said...

Well, I can tell you which ones I like -- all of them. But I can't tell you which are macro. I think I'll have to research some to find out the difference between macro and close-up. And I'm glad that I'm not the only one confused by that.

Linda said...

What a wide variety of choices you decided to work with here, Peggy! I loved the very first picture of the succulent. It is a lovely, rich green hue, one that disappears from the garden after spring. And I am sure the squirrels in my garden would love those acorns! We are lacking oak trees here in my neck of the woods. Thank you for sharing these macro pics. I enjoyed my visit. =D

Doris Sturm said...

I like your Macro shots...that's something I've yet to try. I'm a little intimidated by it. I especially like your succulent plant and the acorns, but all of them look good to me.

Enjoy your weekend :-)

Kerry said...

I like these assignments when we tackle a technique; it's fun to see how everybody views it. I like those acorns!

Rebecca said...

Nice collection of photos.

spiritsoflena said...

Is #3 a statue? I find that photo to be really interesting.

Sarah said...

Oh hon..the acorns the acorns..to die for!! Wonderful shots!!
Hugs to you hon, Sarah

In the eye of the beholder said...

I thought they were all good Chillis is one of my favorites too.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I like them all but my fave is the lamp and the chilis door knobs. Also Chili's is one of my favorite restaurants too. Great job.

Doreen said...

I am not an expert on macro at all. you did a great job!! the door handles and ceiling are very cool!!

GingerV said...

the problem is this.... micro is small and macro is large. but in photography macro is taking close enough to have a 1:4 of actual size.... I have read an explanation at least 5 times and still don't understand. to do the macro shot the way the photo explanations are... you have to have a special closse-up 'microscope' like lens...but your close-ups are macro enough for me.

GingerV said...

the problem is this.... micro is small and macro is large. but in photography macro is taking close enough to have a 1:4 of actual size.... I have read an explanation at least 5 times and still don't understand. to do the macro shot the way the photo explanations are... you have to have a special closse-up 'microscope' like lens...but your close-ups are macro enough for me.