You know how it goes...
Sometimes nothing stands out when you first review the images so you dont do anything with them. The sometime down the road something about one image catches your eye. Like this one did me.
Sometimes it's a little hard to find green in a desert. It's a wonderful irony that the Middle-eastern interior design style does not reflect their natural landscape, but is richly coloured, opulent and lush. Mint tea is a common beverage in Dubai, and it is served strong and sweet, in silver teapots that need mittens for service. The teapots nearly always dribble, unless you theatrically thrown them high above your cup, which sends the leaves up and the liquid into the spout. I had this tea at Khan Murjan, in the Wafi complex, and it was served with just about the best balaclava I have ever eaten.
The grass is outside my gate, and wears a different necklace every day. One would imagine the watering that is required in this climate
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New color, new subject
My last color from my adventures is green. Now before I get to the shots, I'm going to explain a little how I got these suckers. You know how I love my extension tubes. I use them plus my fixed 50mm 1.8 lens for ALL of my macro shots. Before the honeymoon I finally convinced Michael that I wouldn't be happy with any of my shots in Washington if I didn't have a super wide angle lens (something I've been pining over for years). I bought the Tokina 12-24 f4. I've been super impressed with how close I can get it to focus. In fact, all shots I've posted this week have been with that lens.
Well, this weekend while I had an itch to take photos I grabbed my camera with the tokina lens still attached but also grabbed the 12mm extension tube. It's the smallest so it allows you to get just a bit closer than you would without the tube. I took a few shots and slapped that sucker on. I can barely take a photo with it. Zoomed out to 12mm I can get the lens close enough to an object to get it to focus. Even with the focus on Infinity! So I zoomed in while resting the lens on a leaf and this is what I got. The lens and the leaf have full contact with these photos. I just took some quick shots and edited and oriented the images to what I thought looked best. Some of you probably won't like these one bit, but I'm still impressed with the detail I can get.
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More Green for mah trusty cap'n!
Alright. I really like some of these. It may just be me, but I like them. They remind me of impressionist painting. It's the impression that we're looking at foliage. But like I said, it may be me. Now just because I've said I like them does not in any way mean you can't not like them and I would like honest feedback. I don't really have anyone around me anymore who gets my abstract side. I showed one to my fiance asking if he could see this as a big print hanging in our home. His answer: "You like it that much?" JUST MAYBE! But I don't really get angry at him becuase he also doesn't understand why I like dada-ism... we agree on most art but I definitely have a more modern approach and appreciate it a bit more than he does.
But I digress. I'm supposed to be showing you these fabulous photos (you can take that sarcastically if you don't like them). So without further udo, some perfectly preserved dried leaves (still shot with a 50mm and some extension tubes):
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