It has been a long, hot summer here in our little city so it was a wonderful relief when Mother Nature ushered in autumn with a few days worth of rain and some moderate temperatures. Sure, my washing piled up faster than kids pouncing on a bowl of lollies, but it was certainly a wonderful change.
Life has been a bit strange recently. Plenty of extra curricular activities, children attending some form of education for most of the week, and I’ve been taking photos for other people. Mostly as favours for friends. In the next few days (if I’m organised) I’ll share some of those efforts on here.
It amazes me how the droplets seem to defy gravity. And honestly, who doesn’t love the smell of rain?
Yes, that’s a weed. I’m pretty certain 80% of our lawn consists of weeds.
For my 30th birthday last year, I was lucky enough to be given a 100mm Macro lens from my family. I never thought I’d fall for an inanimate object, but well… I may just love this lens. It is fantastic. I had been pining after a lens for macro photography for quite some time, so it was almost a dream come true. I am still refining my skills, and a flash would be a handy addition to the kit, but I am certainly enjoying getting up close and personal with some of natures smallest.
You can imagine my excitement after some rain when this little fellow appeared in our garden. I sat and watched him (or her) for a while, with my sons watching on eagerly as it emerged from the shell. Of course, it didn’t stay out for long with two noisy boys hanging around, but I kind of like the peering out from under the shell look we got.
The last three are all the same photo, just processed different ways. I couldn’t decide which I liked most, so I’m sharing them all.
A first attempt at macro, more practice needed.