Last night we had a storm. Stepping out the back door this morning, I was hoping for, if not actually expecting, cooler, fresher air. It was a futile hope. Today has been one of the hottest, muggiest days of the summer. It was dry, in the sense that there was no rain, but with the moisture-laden air, I felt like I was “swimming” without the refreshing benefit of being in a pool. So no trail walk today. Instead, after capturing the picture of a hummingbird in our back yard, I “borrowed” my son-in-law’s Mike’s garden for a short photoshoot. Mike was at work, but my daughter was home today, and we had a little time to visit while I photographed flowers. So despite the heat and humidity, it was a win-win situation.
I don’t own a macro lens, but recently I have been inspired by another blogger to play around with the close up filters that have been buried in my drawer for several years. The images aren’t as good as a quality macro lens would produce, but the filters, attached to my nifty-fifty lens, do allow me to get within an inch or two of the flowers, and I had a good time playing around with them. That’s it for tonight. In my next post, I will be back with more about my experiment with close up filters.