I honestly don’t remember taking this picture. It was taken sometime in 2010 when I was going to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens a lot to practice my macro photography work. Personally, I think macro photography is a completely different way of seeing. Seeing and noticing little details that you would never notice just walking by. But when you stop and study what you’re looking at, you have to learn to subtract to make an even better image with the small details.
I had so much fun at the first ever instameet for the Smithsonian Natural History Museum this past Friday. It was hosted by the museum’s photo department and my mentors from high school, Don and Jim. It brought back many memories of getting out of school early, hopping on the metro and riding it all the way to Smithsonian stop. I used to spend a lot of time in the dark room developing prints of skulls, insects and fossils. Even back then I knew I wanted to be a photographer. I was just trying to find out what kind.
But while I was an intern, they never had the live butterfly exhibit and I loved it! A butterfly even landed on my camera. Does that mean it’s good luck?
Happy Weekend Everyone! Hope you all had an amazing week. Here are so of the things you may have missed:
I came back from Ohio and uploaded a few images from the weekend.
Ohio had some beautiful sunsets, but the real reason why I was there was for the MidUSA Ohio Hot Air Balloon Challenge. Heres a nice one with the balloons in the sky.
Here’s my behind the scenes look behind my images:
Now that I’m back home, the heat wave has been seriously affecting my images. It’s hard to get a nice sunset or sunrise. So I figured I could go to one of my favorite spots for pictures and shoot the water at Great Falls. While I was there I ran into this pretty butterfly that I just had to capture.
This past week was amazing for my work:
I was in FamousDC for my Capitol Sunrise
And in HDR Spotting 3 times!!
Hope you all have a great weekend! 🙂
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Yesterday when I was walking back from taking pics of the waterfall, seen here, I saw a few butterflys picking at these flowers. I really wish I had my 100mm macro lens so I could of gotten a better shot, but I had to make due with my 24-105mm kit lens.