Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Day 68

I was taking some pictures of this tree that was blooming on my way back from the library today. The flowers smelled even better than they looked.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 67

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.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Day 66

This pine tree/bush is outside my local library, and today when my mom and I went there I took some very interesting photos of its needles and the fascinating textures.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Day 65

I was up early again today to photograph the early morning dew. This tree in particular had a lot of perfect droplets on its leaves. I was working on taking photos with shallow depths of field.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Day 64

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.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 63

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.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 62

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.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Day 61

 I took this picture of the bridge yesterday. The water is super high, and is only a few feet from the bottom of the bridge. Hopefully it will go back down soon.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 60

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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Day 59

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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Day 58

I took this photo a few days ago.  The light hitting this window sill was interesting, so I snapped a couple shots. I made it black and white to decrease the noise that the little bit of color created.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Day 57

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.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Day 56

The other day my brother was outside playing, and I thought I would take some photos of him before he noticed me. I added the dusk effect to create that older look.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Day 55

Here's a photo I took of my horse the other day at sunset. I added the dusk effect. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 54

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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Day 53

This morning I went out and took some photos of the daffodils that are just starting to bloom.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Day 52

Here is a photo I took this weekend of one of the feeder pigs my brother, sister, and I bought. I converted the photo to black and white, and then added dark edges.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Day 51

I took this photo of this old trailer by my grandpa's lane yesterday afternoon. I made the photo black and white then added the dark edges on picmonkey.com.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day 49

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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Day 48

It's finally starting to look like springtime here. These are some of the first little spots of green grass just starting to peek out.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Day 47

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.