Macro Madness… Colored Pencils!

Pencil Macro

I like to make every day objects into art work.  Our school space is in our basement and it’s a bit dark down there.  I was thinking it might be nice to spruce it up with some new and vibrant art work!  I dug out my camera and got to work!  What do you think of the results?  I’m not sure if I’d rather have these printed on canvas or framed in a simple black frame!  Hmm… oh! These might make nice gifts for an art teacher too.  I wonder what else I could do with photos like these!

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Springtime Macro Madness


I’m blessed to live in a house whose previous owners were avid gardeners. Lord knows I kill plants just by looking at them! I kid you not! Ask my husband. Somehow every spring we do get some gorgeous flowers popping up all on their own! I dare not touch them… my black thumb would shrivel them up in moments! Breaking out my macro lens however is a treat! Here are some treasures I captured right outside my front door. Who knew such beauty existed just steps away!

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Do you have a favorite?  Is there anything you’d like to see photographed in a macro kind of way? I’d love to hear your thoughts!




My Old Man – Macro Madness!

storyboard-801This is my 10 year old dog Odie.  You could say he was my first baby.  We got him shortly after we moved into our favorite first house.  He is a very sweet and loving and PATHETIC!  These days he has decided it is too scary to walk down our wood floor staircase.  Instead he stands at the top and barks until he come get him and carry him down.  Just like a baby.  He is also very playful, full of energy, and he absolutely demands that you play tuggies with him every chance he gets.  Oh, and 5:30 is his wake up time, it better be your wake up time too because if it’s not… well, he doesn’t care! That’s my Odie!

I took this photo with my lovely and delicious Nikor 60mm macro lens.  Love that lens! It shows off just how gray this old dog has gotten.  I processed it with a bit of hint of age… because I thought it fit.

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Macro Madness! The Eye!

Oh what beautiful light can do. It doesn’t help that the subject is such a cutie. Of course I am biased. I hope to share more photographs created with my macro lens in the coming weeks.



I had the pleasure of photographing a precious and oh so deliciously chubby 6 month old baby girl yesterday afternoon.  Her mother chose Elizabeth Park in Hartford for this round of photos.  I cannot wait to share them.  She is just too cute!  She has the most beautiful dark eyes that just shined all day!  After the shoot I looked around and decided I had to stay and play with that macro lens I am always raving about.  Yes, more flowers!  I know, I’m becoming obsessed with photographing flowers. But I enjoy it!  I hope you do too.

I decided to use these photos to kick off a new series on Macro Photography that I am calling Macrolicious! Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to venture into a wider variety of subjects than my usual flowers.  But aren’t flowers just so pretty?


Happy Tuesday!  As always, I appreciate readers and love commenters!  Let me know you stopped by!

The Best Way to Start the Day!

My alarm clock was blaring in my ear.  Through my groggy sleep filled haze I raced to get it shut off before it awoke my baby girl who was sleeping next to me.  I couldn’t remember exactly when she in to our bed the night before.  I didn’t mind though.  I hunkered down for a few more minutes of snuggles with her before I began my day.

I set my alarm extra early, 5:15am to be exact.  I wanted some time before my crew began to awake.  I have a bunch of early risers.  6:30 is late in our house.  I scurried out of bed, tossed on a sweatshirt and slipped on some shoes and then grabbed my camera.  I was going to for a walk!  I wanted to capture the world before most of it was awake, while the sun was still low, the shadows were soft, and the light was just gorgeous.

Early morning is truly the sweetest time of day.  Before the earth starts moving and things are still fresh and new.  Nothing is tainted and everything is full of new possibilities.  The air is fresh, clean, and cool.  Out the door I went, ready to create something new with my trusted camera.

And so I did!  It was my first opportunity to get some real uninterrupted time in with my new macro lens.  I hoped I’d find a lot that struck my eye.  Macro photography is a whole new thing for me.  I didn’t quite know what I’d come back with but I knew the possibilities were endless.

The world is a beautiful place and it was worth the effort that it took to get out and be a part of it.

Happy Wednesday everyone!  In my part of the world today is going to be a scorcher.  Take care of yourself out in the heat.