Over at A ‘lil Hoo Haa, PJ’s theme this month is Close Up. While I don’t own a macro lens, I do own PhotoShop sooooo…..with a bit of cheating, I’m able to participate again this month. Honestly, the biggest complaint I have with the little digital camera I have now is that it refuses to focus when I’m too close to an object. My DSLR shot craps last year and I was talked into replacing it with a smaller digital camera that wasn’t so “intimidating-looking” for others to use. And, “it would be easier to tote around on vacays”….yada, yada, yada. That part is true, but I really dislike it on many levels. But, I don’t have an extra grand plus to spend for a new DSLR and lenses.
But enough ranting. In lieu of a macro lens, I must concentrate on focusing on the shot I really want and then crop to what I envision in my mind’s eye. While I love a good landscape shot, there is something about macro photography that forces the eye to really see detail. And there is an endless supply of detail to appreciate in our world.
Time to get up close and personal.
Close Up 1: ‘Tis the Season for cinnamon spice and everything nice. Autumn is my favorite season. The colors, smells and textures of the season screams comfort to me. And not a moment too soon. It’s been a helluva year.
Close Up #2: Beauty from destruction. While the end result of a summer listening to cicadas can be lovely, it’s a reminder that this type of beauty (like magic for all you Once Upon a Time fans) always comes with a price.
Close Up #3: Autumn I-Dos: Autumn weddings can be gorgeous. We attended an outdoor wedding the first part of the month and the weather was perfect. Peanut was the flower girl and The Investigator was an attendant. The colors were deep purple, green and gold.
This one is not as close as I’d like, but it will have to do.
Close Up #5: Wooly Winter: We saw the first wooly worm caterpillar at a pumpkin festival and, thankfully, it was mostly brown….indicating most of the winter will be relatively mild. However, this contracts the Old Farmer’s Almanac that states this winter will be brutally cold with lots of snow. Hmmmm……who to believe.
Pop on over to PJ’s tomorrow, October 30th, and get up close and personal with what others shared this month.