Macro Photography

Springtime splendour

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Macro Photography | 1 comment

Spring is by far my favourite season of the year. I love the sweet scent in the air and the new life that emerges after being dormant all winter. I’ve had the privilege to get out and enjoy the springtime this year, having spent time in the Blue Mountains, Floriade in Canberra and the Central Coast. My macro lens has been getting a good workout of late and below are some of my favourite images that I’ve taken recently. I hope you...

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A hunger for creativity

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Macro Photography, Personal | 0 comments

Just over two weeks ago, I finished Term 2 of the school year feeling completely burnt out. Several times during the break I’ve had an overwhelming desire to pack up my life, rent out our house and go travelling (or in other words, run away). As I’ve written in my previous posts, I started a new teaching position at the beginning of this year, and while Term 2 was certainly very hectic and stressful, I believe part of the reason for my feeling burnt out was because I’ve seriously neglected my hunger for creativity and love of photography. Many times this year I’ve...

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New beginnings

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Macro Photography, Personal | 0 comments

This is a season of new beginnings. The trees and flowers are budding with new life as spring unleashes its beauty for all who will behold it. It is such a beautiful time of the year. Most definitely my favourite. Personally, it is also a time of exciting new beginnings. Last week we took a trip to Canberra and visited Floriade. The flowers were spectacular and I loved being able to photograph this one small portion of God’s awesome creation. I hope you enjoy some of the images that I...

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Bits and pieces

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Macro Photography, Personal | 0 comments

Bits and pieces

It is amazing how fast time flies when you are…ridiculously busy! I’m not too sure what happened to the last month, but life has been insane. Thankfully, the busy period is coming to an end and I’m deliberately trying to slow down so that I can spend more time with the things I love – Ian, my family and friends and (of course) working on my photography. To bring you up-to-date with my recent photographic happenings, I’m currently completing another course at the Australian Centre for Photography. The homework is certainly keeping me busy and I’ve been...

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Spring

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in Macro Photography | 0 comments

Spring

Spring has to be my favourite season of the year. I love watching trees burst into new life as the days slowly grow warmer and longer. Last weekend, while in Katoomba for Engage, we were able to spend the afternoon enjoying the beautiful spring blossoms at the Everglades gardens. It was a spectacular afternoon and I enjoyed the opportunity to soak up the beauty that surrounded me. Here are a few photographs that I took… The bees were clearly enjoying the flowers as much as I was! Life has been incredibly hectic of late and sadly it always tends to be the things that you love most that...

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Rose Festival

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in Macro Photography | 0 comments

Over the weekend, Swanes Nursery at Dural held a Rose Festival. I thought I’d take my camera along to capture some of the roses. I was expecting a massive display, however all they had was a small room with a few of their newer rose varieties. The image below is a bit of an abstract photograph of some roses from the festival. I quite like the patterns that the petals make. Things have been a little slow lately photographically, mainly due to the fact that we are moving house in about a months time. I’m hoping that after the move, I can finally devote much more time to my...

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The Hermit

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in Macro Photography | 0 comments

Last week was the first competition night of the year for Castle Hill Camera Club, of which I am a member. The set subject for the competition was ‘Nature’ and after thinking about it for a little while, I decided to submit a photograph that I took while in Vanuatu in 2009. The photograph is of a hermit crab, which I found on a beach while doing a day trip around the island of Efate. The judge quite liked this photograph and I was awarded with a merit! Awards are given in the order of acceptance, credit and then merit, so I was very pleased to have received the highest award. The...

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Rose

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Macro Photography | 0 comments

Well, it has been some time since I’ve uploaded a post so I thought it was about time! I have been busy planning for my upcoming trip overseas which is now just under three weeks away. As well as trip planning, I have also been busy organising my wedding which will be taking place on the 25th of September. Certainly lots of exciting things happening this year! A few weeks ago I bought some roses and loved the subtle pink colour around the edge of each petal. Here is a macro shot of one of the roses… Last night I started reading Scott Kelby’s book on Adobe Photoshop CS4 for...

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