The Camera in My Head - Beautiful Springtime Photos
How to focus on flowers
If you are using a fancy camera with either a programmable or turning focus feature... it is easy to make something in the foreground appear in focus while all else is blurry.
Some cameras with pre-programmed features will have a little flower icon which will tend to focus on something closer, and is designed primarily for flower photography.
If you are using a camera with a touch screen, all you have to do is tap the area where the flower is, and all else will be blurry. This causes a great effect in photos.
If you have an instant or snap-n-shoot camera, there is a possibility that everything will be in focus... and the blurry background will not be possible.
Take a look at the following photographs of flowers and see if you can tell what kind of camera was used to take each.
Springtime is a time of beautiful flowers
Sometimes you get lucky and an animal will stay still just long enough for you to snap a beautiful picture. My greatest lament is that my camera was out of battery when the most amazing picture opportunity came to view.
There had been a fire in the distant mountains, so the sunset filled the sky with fire colors as it reflected off of the smoke in the air. A beautiful four point buck with full velvet on his antlers stood on a hill about 10 yards away in full view. The sunset behind him was reflecting off the velvet antlers with a golden brilliance. It was breathtaking!
He stood there looking at me as if to say, "Why don't you take a picture? I'm waiting." Then the moment was gone.
Lesson: NEVER let your camera or phone die... ALWAYS be ready to snap that perfect picture or it will haunt you FOREVER! :)
Springtime mountains are beautiful
Sharing the joy
Once you capture the beauty of spring... be sure to share it. The gift of sight is exquisite and sharing it only brings joy.
Flowers pushing their way upward, seeking the sun. The sounds of birds calling to each other, nesting and flittering about. These things make springtime exciting and new. A celebration at the end of winter and the promise of renewed growth.
Now, go out and snap!