This weekend I was up at the Iowa State University campus for a livestock judging contest. I was walking around and decided to climb up onto this little walkway that ran the entire length of the hall three stories off the ground. It was a little terrifying looking over the edge at the ground so far below.
Spring is definitely here, and I've been taking lots of photos with lots of green. Here's a plant growing in my grandma's flower garden that was particularly interesting to me as I don't really know what it is.
This morning I went out and was amazed by how much dew there was on everything. I took some macro photos, and was again surprised by the details I'd never noticed before. For example, in the photo above there's tiny hair like fuzz on the clovers. I think the many different depths of field in this photo and the water droplets make this one of the more interesting macro photos I've taken in a while.
This is a close up photo of some grass in my grandpa's yard that is growing in a puddle after some recent rain. I like the bright vibrant colors in this photo, and especially the texture and depth the water adds.
It rained all night last night, so this morning everything was wet and it was really foggy. On this photo of a tree branch I painted black and white on so the brilliant green color of the leaves would stand out.
Today it was really overcast all day. It only really rained for a few minutes in the afternoon but when it did it came down hard. I went out and took a few pictures, but few turned out the way I pictured. The rain coming down so quickly made them all look slightly blurry.
Last Thursday was my mom's birthday. My sister decided that we should put one candle for every year on the cake, which was quite a few. By the time we had them all lite and were singing the candles were pretty short. As the official photographer of the event, I got several pictures of the melting candles. This was my favorite.
The other day I was taking some photos of these Iris sprouts coming up in my grandma's flower garden. I like the different depths of field in this photo, and I added the focal black and white to add some interest and artist qualities to the photo.
We've had this pair of Pekin ducks for a long time, and I've never really paid much attention to them. The other morning while I was outside shooting they happened to waddle over towards me, and I took the opportunity to snap this photo of the female.
I hope everyone had a good Easter! On Saturday my family went to my mom's parents' house. These tulips were in vase on my grandma's table there, and I decided to take a macro to show some of the beautiful texture. I added the frost effect from picmonkey.com to get the white edges.