Summer Flowers

What’s better than summer flowers? Very little, I think. While taking these I was discussing with Zara who was with me that I’d love to take photos of plants for a living – for National Geographic or something. Of course I’m also super terrible at remember and identifying plants of any kind so I’d be pretty shit at it. Ummm in this shot I have the exotic purple flower…lol. I do know that the orange flowers are tiger lilies (Zara may have told me that)! These were all at the farm we went to pick blueberries at last week. They had a whole row of flowers just before you got to the orchards and they were just breathtaking. Hope you enjoy my flower shots and if you care to fill me in on their names, I’d love to know.

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Lomography Wednesday

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An Intro to Holga Macro Lens:

I spent some time last week taking photos of one of my neighbor’s flower pots with my Nikon D7000 and Holga macro lens. I love the combination of the toy camera lens and the quality of my DSLR. The macro lens are suppose to be used with Holga camera but what I do is hold them in front of my Nikon lens and change the distance to over 35. The lens are not the same size and changing the focus distance will remove the bullet eye look – h    owever I will show you a few of the bullet eye shots because they are kinda neat. The lens allows me to get a good macro effect without needing an expensive macro lens, as well  it can be used on other toy cameras or vintage cameras. I don’t usually use it on my Holga lens because without a proper viewfinder it’s impossible to know what shot you are getting and measuring out the distance and amount of light available is tricky.  I simply hold my lens in front manually and haven’t created a harness (perhaps I will do a DIY for that). The only downside is my hands get tired easily and manual focusing is hard to do while holding the lens.

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Bullet View:
holga macro lens (8) (1024x678)holga macro lens (7) (1024x678)holga macro lens (1) (1024x678)a quick video that shows how the Holga lens select focusing:

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