This is a reverse lens photo.
I took the lens off of my camera and turned it around then got very close to this wasp or hornet, I don’t know which it is. It never bothered me as I took quite a few shots. Below is a regular shot with the lens attached as it should be.
Next are free lens photos. Again I take the lens off of the camera but I don’t turn it around. I just hold it out a very slight bit and then tilt it either forwards or backwards, right or left hoping to find the sweet spot. It doesn’t always happen but I like the results even so. I usually don’t even know until I look at the photos on the computer screen.
So this one with the two dogs didn’t really work out but I still like it. The next few I consider a success!
These shots of the clouds are regular shots with the lens attached. Last night the clouds and sun were painting some of the most beautiful scenes ever!
Below is an afternoon shot of a yummy cloud.
So won’t you give the free lens and reverse lens a try? It’s great fun and you can’t really mess up. Sometimes the mess ups are nice as well. I had already heard about reverse lens photography but not free lens until I read the latest edition of Artful Blogging Magazine.
I just found a wonderful tutorial on how to free lens at the blog, A Beautiful Mess.
Everything you need to know! I will be reading it as well since the original information I read wasn’t very detailed. Sorry I tried to link to the magazine and blog but it is not working.
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Tagged beautiful day, blue sky, free lens photography, fun, light, Nature, photograph, reverse lens photography, shoot for fun, sunshine
I woke up to a most beautiful day and went straight outside and started painting. The painting morphed several times into different subjects until it finally showed its true colors. I knew it was right when my heart felt light and happy but also realized the sadness involved. When I could sense God weeping for his only Son that he sacrificed for us so that we could have eternal life.
After I was happy with the background I laid this little twig against the painting. I liked the way it looked but didn’t want to attach it to the painting. The little twig is a dogwood tree that I tried to transplant from my son’s yard to mine. It was never happy after being moved. My husband thought I had told him to chop it down and after he did I felt so sad about the little dogwood. So I am thrilled that I was able to use in my painting after all. I laid it against the painting and painted the shadow of it.
It was so beautiful outside, I was inspired by all of the sun, greenery and bits of pink flowers that I could see.
These are close ups of the painting since they are a little difficult to see in the large picture.
The canvas which is actually a 27 x 23 piece of plywood. I leaned it against an old lawn chair because I knew I would be using a waterbottle to spray it as I worked on it.
This may be available in my Etsy Shop later. I hope you all have/had a fabulous, grateful and thought provoking Easter Sunday.
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Tagged a new beginning, a second chance, acrylic, beautiful day, blue, blue sky, Christ, Easter, Flowers, For he so loved the world, friend, God, God's Son, grass, green, Happy Easter, He paid it all, inspiration, Jesus, Life, light, love, Nature, new life, Paint, Pink, plywood, Sacrifice, shed blood, smile, sunshine, thank you, the highest love, Tree, warm, white, yellow
This is a pair of dragonfly earrings that I recently made. I have neglected my Etsy shop for quite some time now so I decided to get back to it again. I will be posting more in the days to come.
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Tagged beads, birthday, blue sky, brown, carved wood, Christmas presnet, dragonfly, earrings, fall, green beads, lanterns, light, Nature, sky, smile, sweet, warm, Wings, wire, wood
Then Tim Anderson who writes a column for Make Magazine has just the sheet for you. Yes that’s what I said, sheet. All you need is a sheet and some rope. This snuggle type hammock is my favorite kind so I will be giving this a try. Just not right this minute. I feel a nap coming on. So while I nap you can check out his instructions.
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Tagged blue sky, deck, diy, fall fun, great day, hammock, Happy, nap, Nature, outdoors, rope, sheet, sleep, summer fun, sunshine, trees
When you get to the part about the geese if you don’t cry or come close to it then you must not be human. I had no idea that geese were that way. It’s hearbreaking and heavenly at the same time. Thank God for these loving angels who helped these animals.
Posted in Animals, From the news
Tagged animals, babies, Beautiful, Birds, blue sky, brown, cry, daddy, dirt, donate, family, Fur, fuzzy babies, geese, Happy, heart, help, hoarder, home, kindness, laugh, Life, love, momma, Nature, Rescue, safe, shade, shelter, smile, swim, tears, water, webbed feet, Wings, wonderful, yellow
She danced and laughed all around the garden, all night long under the brilliant blue moonlight.
Posted in Artwork, Flowers, Photographs
Tagged altered art, beautiful day, blue, blue sky, brown, dancer, digital, Flowers, green, Life, light, make nancy smile, Manipulation, Nature, photograph, snail shell
Posted in Animals, Photographs
Tagged Animal, baby, Beautiful, black and white spots, blue sky, dog, friend, Happy, love, Nancy, Nature, photograph, Pink, smile, spots, sunshine
I moved the horizon line and yes I think I moved it the wrong way but oh well. I’m not too worried about it right now. So I painted the pasture and put in a slight bit of shadow on the horse just to get the feel of it. The horse is actually a cream color but I wanted the dark color for the undercoat anyway. I like the way it looks sort of like a block painting. I have never done this before so I hope I don’t mess it up. More later.
No I have no idea what kind of tree I painted!