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Como Zoo and Conservatory

12 Aug
Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

I went to the Como Zoo the other day to shoot some stuff using the 35mm camera with the zoom lens that I have and I was pleasantly surprised by many of the pictures. Some of them aren’t that great of course, but the zoo is the perfect place to try the zoom and the wide angle lenses, as the animals are far away sometimes and they have a great conservatory with many types of flowers and plants to really get up close and personal with. For my first time using the zoom with the 35mm camera though, I felt good with some of the results and will now be experimenting more with this. Also, it should be noted that I was not using a tripod for these shots either and holding that dang thing steady and getting the animal in the perfect position and in focus is quite hard. Overall though I feel good about the results. The 35mm pictures start after the little baby orangutan. These first ones were all taken with my digital point and shoot. Enjoy!

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Como Zoo and Conservatory

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Using the Macro on my Camera

29 Jul

Lately I’ve been toying with shots that feature soft-focus backgrounds. They aren’t super hard to take (at least, not at the amateur level that I take them at) and they are fun to look at and try to perfect. These are just a couple of quick shots that I’ve tried (some more successfully than others) to take recently. I really want to go back to the Hennepin Avenue Bridge to try and get better shots of the Grain Belt sign from farther away so that it looks more like the Grain Belt is encapsulated in the heart shapes that the bridge has on it. Also, flowers are a great source to practice on, as you can get really close to them and easily learn the basics on how to do soft backgrounds.

Tour de Fat

Tour de Fat

Uninteresting stone block with Grain Belt in background

Uninteresting stone block with Grain Belt in background

Grain Belt a little too close

Grain Belt a little too close

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Can't get enough spoonbridge and cherry

Can't get enough spoonbridge and cherry

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

Soft focus flower

The Past Week in Minneapolis in Pictures

5 Jul