Sunday, July 6, 2014

Close ups or Crops? Mosaic Monday

My old camera took the best close ups when I set it on the flower setting.

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My new camera….not so much.

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Half the time it’s in focus and half the time it is blurred.

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So I’ve learned to take the photos I want and then crop them for close ups.

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These are just a few of the flowers in bloom at Sholom Park this week.

It’s beautiful there….

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shady and tropical and green.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Mosaic Monday.

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Are you enjoying a peaceful Sunday?

35 comments:

Diane said...

Gorgeous!

Donna said...

Close ups are tricky to do on some camera systems, based on the focal length and aperture settings. In autofocus mode, you also need to know where your camera is taking the focus reading and lock on focus for the part of your frame that is the subject. For close ups, I find it easier to switch to manual focus, especially when I have the camera on a tripod.

Regardless of how you took them, I enjoy these beautiful flower photos!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What beautiful flowers!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I kept an older camera just for the macro settings as they were so good. If I want to get close up with the newer camera I have to stand further away and zoom in, guess it works, but not as good.
It is a lovely peaceful Sunday morning here, I've been out the garden doing some deadheading and reminding myself to remove those plants next year as they require too much work!! It's now time to sit and relax in the gazebo with a cup of tea and a book.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

All your flower pictures are very nice!! That red flower = wow!!

Sally Crowe said...

Gorgeous photo's! Such pretty flowers.

Quiet Sunday here, so far. :)

Have a wonderful day.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I got a new camera and I'm having a hard time getting used to it - even more so since I already misplaced the manual. :-(

TexWisGirl said...

well, whatever still works! :)

Vee said...

Very pretty... Wondering why your new camera is giving you such troubles...that can't be making you too happy.

Shug said...

Looks like a gorgeous place to visit.... So peaceful! It always takes me a while to learn new cameras.
HVe a good Sunday!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I love my old camera too.

My new camera is expensive but my family said I will get used to it.

My old camera i guess is my comhy as it is small and the big one. I am afraid I will drop it.

Your pictures are beautiful with your oldie.

King I see on your comment has loss your manual. You can put in your browser your make of new camera and you can get it free and save it. I did. You can zoom it in for size to read.

Yet my side kick is my oldie .

Susie said...

Diane, I sympathize with you about cameras. I love your pictures. I have a new camera, it's too big to take along all the time, it's not easy to focus..no matter what I set it one. It takes lousy distance photos. I am thinking of getting a camera I can keep in my purse. GAAAA I make myself nuts. LOL. I wish I could sell all my electronic "crap" and start over. LOL. Blessings for a pleasant Sunday and a great new week. xoxo,Susie

Teresa said...

That park looks beautiful!
I know sometimes it is so hard to get good close-ups.

cucki said...

Very pretty...love it so much xxx

Laurie M said...

oh this is amazing!!!

Cozy Little House said...

It's quiet here. Try pausing after you push your finger down to snap a pic to give it time to focus.
Brenda

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pics are pretty! I'd like an apple pie setting on my camera:@)
PS-Don't know if you're familiar with Magpie Ethel but I thought you might like this post:
http://magpieethel.typepad.com/my_weblog/2014/07/mermaid-sightings-on-etsy.html

Linda Walker said...

The flowers are all so beautiful! My new camera takes great close ups, my old camera was just ok but easier to tote around.

I think you were meant to be a photographer Diane! You take great photos!
Linda
sewwhat!

Susan said...

Cameras are definitely tricky. I like your flower shots, though. Susan

Katherines Corner said...

I think all of the photos are lovely. xo

Lorrie said...

Close up or cropped your flowers are lovely.

Stephanie said...

Your flower photos are beautiful, my friend! I feel like I could reach out and touch them :)

Have a lovely week, dear Diane!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love that purple flower, whatever it is. Beautiful park!!

Crafy Lady said...

Morning, love seeing the nice blog and flowers.
Barbara

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Beautiful indeed...that shady spot looks inviting and cool :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Frustrating, isn't it, when you have high expectations from a new piece of equipment? For macros, I always grab my point and shoot but need to practice more with my macro lens for I'm sure the photos would be better.

Red Rose Alley said...

You still take some of the best flower pictures in blog land, no matter what camera you use. I don't crop too much, but I did crop a hummingbird picture yesterday because he's such a beloved bird to me.

This is such a lovely park to relax and take pictures, Diane.

love,
~Sheri

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such pretty flower pictures!! Have a lovely new week!! xo Holly

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful flower photos! I love the little collage you created at the bottom of your post.
I think the best is still a macro lens for close ups. I wish I had one!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Oh those flowers are so pretty! I just learned how to use my tripod for some of the same reasons. blurry photos... you are right to let in the light and then crop them later for close ups.. photography is not the easiest thing for me. But I enjoy it.

Montanagirl said...

Very pretty photos. I've forgotten, did you tell us what kind your new camera is? I've run into that same problem with some of my cameras too.

Joy H said...

Either camera is better than mine!
Beautiful photos and collage.

Musings from Kim K. said...

So glad to catch up again with your blog. Not wanting to go back to work, but it's fun to have solid internet again. I always look forward to your beautiful macro pictures. I'm so lazy, but when I use the tripod, my close-ups are so much better.

camp and cottage living said...

Now that is something I never get to see-tropical flowers!
they are gorgeous, Diane.
I hear you about the camera, I like my old one better than my newer one too.

Sam I Am...... said...

Awesome greenery and that shimmering green water is so pretty. What photo editing software do you use?