Experimental

Morning Light on Purple Daisies

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Experimental, Macro, Photography, Plants & Flowers | 16 comments

"Morning Light on Purple Daisies" by Caryn Caldwell

I’m sure it will come as no shock that I have fun playing with light. For this one, I was sitting in the same spot as the bee silhouette shot from Thursday – along a roadside in a wetlands outside of Breckenridge, Colorado. I was facing the morning sun, and I didn’t have my macro lens. In fact, I didn’t have any lens but my zoom. Which turned out to be fun to experiment with, as I was able to shoot these flowers through a field, giving the photo itself some fun texture that I never would have gotten had I been a foot away from these flowers. I’ve rarely played with my zoom, since I’m a macro kind of gal, but it was fun, even if I never did see a bear, which was my prime reason for the zoom in the first place.

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Backlit Apricot Tree

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Experimental, Photography, Plants & Flowers | 21 comments

Apricot tree in our backyard, backlit by the morning sun. This is a new thing for me, as I haven’t played much with backlighting and sun flare. It was a fun experiment that I would definitely try again.

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Honeybee

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Experimental, Macro, Mountains, Photography, Plants & Flowers, Wildlife | 23 comments

A honeybee sips from a flower in the Colorado mountains between Silverton and Durango. One from the archives, obviously. I recently purchased textures for the first time, and have been playing around. This is one of my first experiments with them.

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Upsidedaisy

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Experimental, Macro, Monochrome, Plants & Flowers | 12 comments

Daisies shot from below. From the same field as these.

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Ant’s Eye View

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Experimental, Macro, Photography, Plants & Flowers | 14 comments

Sometimes I use realistic processing…and sometimes not. Today I went for something fun and jaunty and eye-pleasing: a view of wild Colorado daisies (not their official name) from beneath. To be fair, most of the color and light come from the angle of the sun and my camera; the lomo action I used just enhanced it.

For those who like a little background, these daisies were just down the road from this bee picture. Since they’re pretty short, and my DSLR + macro lens is big, I had to shoot this one blind, putting the lens on auto-focus, then dipping my camera beneath the flowers and taking a bunch of photos from slightly different angles. Many of them came out blurry or strangely cropped since I couldn’t get my eyes behind the camera to see what I was doing, but I had a few that I liked. I was at a mountain biking trail head; I can only imagine what the other people there thought of my weird position.

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