Since I have been working so much with my apron orders, I really haven't had time to actually create new ideas for my crafting endeavors. But I did get a new camera this month and I have been working on my depth of field--you know, long depth: overall landscape all in focus, or short depth: only what is in the foreground is in focus. With this new camera, it is a matter of finding the right settings to take the desired picture. And since our Blogging Business Artisans May Challenge is "April showers brought May flowers so let's see them! Create something with flowers and let your imagination bloom!" I thought I would use it to practice taking depth of field pictures. This challenge was brought to us from Sharla at BeadedTail, actually one of my Oregon state neighbors, and she has a wonderful blog, written from her animals point of view, that I am sure you will love! Please visit!
Now, here are my flowers--Not where I want to be yet with the camera settings, but working on it!
|Magnolia with tree out of focus|
|Lilac with pine tree top in the background|
These tiny beauties were difficult to get with a short focus, since the were so small and growing in a jumble of other foliage. But I think I was able to get some of the background softer than the actual flowers. Could have been better, but as I say, I'm working on it! Great Challenge!
You can see the other challenge posts on our team blog.
P.S. I did some other pictures of flowers in a previous post about rhododendrons--one good photo there!