Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blog Your Blessings

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My blessing this week is the joy of simple things because I own a digital camera even if it isn't as powerful as the old one that couldn't get parts for it . . . I like how this macro shot came out. Before I owned my first digital camera, I would not have thought to snap a photo of such things. NOW, I look for them. IF you click on the photo, it will enlarge and you will enjoy this shot as much as I do.

Postscript: EG Tour Guide identified this plant as catkins. The Elder trees produce yellow catkins in early spring, with the wind catching and spreading the pollen and the male catkins developing woody cones - the only deciduous tree to do so.


SandyCarlson said...

You have absolutely captured the miracle of digital photography with your words and this photo. Digital makes it feasible to look around and share our vision--and we find the beauty in the ordinary.

Sue said...

Beautiful photo! And you are right the simple things are always best! :)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Wonderful image! There is something about the ease of which we do now share our sight(s) with the world that is extremely awe inspiring!

Katney said...

I love all my special settings. They are truly a blessing--they bring out the artist in us as we SEE what we never bothered to see before.

Rohit Sharma said...

The ony word which comes to my head on looking at your art is 'AWESOME'

CyberCelt said...

Are those pre-pinecones? I love the way ou can see every bit of color and edge. You are a fine photographer.

Sacred Ruminations said...

Lovely capture ... I love my digital camera too and find myself looking for simple things to capture too. As for the cloudy skies in the previous photo ... they definitely LOOKED threatening to me ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The catkins are really coming along in Washington. Ours are still very tight. Nice shot!

RuneE said...

Now those I can applaud! Spring is here - finally (just ignore any snow that may come by).

RuneE said...

Me again:_

If I should add anything, it must be that the catkins i a little bit unsharp. It is not easy to focus correctly at short distances, and even more difficult with compact cameras. In this case, I guess that it is not more than could be fixed by post-editing in software. I don't know what software you have, but all of them have various filters that can do this. Play around with the options until you have it the way way you want it.

The background was nicely unsharp, as it shall be in such a picture and the composition was quite to my taste.

It is very difficult to get macros right - that is part of the fun. I ususally take at least 20 before I'm (hopefully) half-satisfied :-)

Keep it up!

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WELCOME to my blog. I hope you will return often.

I am on my third digital camera, all Olympus. I enjoy using it and sharing my photos. I also enjoy writing. I hope to share a little of each on this blog. My main blog is Postcards From the Northwest.

Kerri and I will continue to add benches to "For the Love of Benches Continued . . . " blog also. It is good to continue to share with her!

Continuation of the Kiggins House Re-model photos were lost when my computer crashed.

The latest city project, TURTLE PLACE, will unfold here as I have time to add photos. It is complete and maybe I can find enough photos someday to show you the final results. Next project after the two I am working on now. . .

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