We live adjacent to a shrub carr, a wetland edged by red-twig dogwood. Half our back yard is planted in mid-western prairie plants and grasses. Another portion is a rock garden and water feature for the birds to enjoy. The first happy signal everything is going to be okay, after a winter’s slumber underneath layers of oak leaves and pine needles, are the budding trees we planted. Apples we never manage, crab apples and cherries for the birds. Almost everything that grows here ends up in front of my cameras.
This time of year, my favorite toy is is my old Olympus E510. It has a lot of mileage on it. A couple of years ago, I started playing with old film lenses on my camera. I fell in love with the crazy blown out bokeh of a cheap vintage Russian Pentacon 100/2.8 that I always shoot wide open. I know there are others out there that make wonderful bubble effects, but they don’t fit my budget right now. One of these days, I’ll have to try this switched to the camera on B & W mode.
6 thoughts on “Sweet Earth Awakens & Crazed Creativity”
These are so well done, and so crystal clear. Love it.
Beautiful pictures! x
Thank you, and love your dog. Is it a Malinois?
How beautiful, love the soft colours of the photos and the feeling of depth:)
Thanks, Inger. Each season brings a chance for a different photographic experience. Sometimes it makes me feel I can’t find my way. Other times, people tell me it will eventually make me more productive. Nature provides the subject, I get to play around. 🙂