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.


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.



Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Experimental, Macro, Mountains, Photography, Plants & Flowers, Wildlife | 22 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.



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

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


Ant’s Eye View

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Experimental, Macro, Photography, Plants & Flowers | 15 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.