Tag Archives: grain belt

Been Around

6 Jul

Grain Belt Sign

Grain Belt Sign

Behind Pillsbury "A" Building

Behind Pillsbury "A" Building

Madison Zoo Chimp

Madison Zoo Chimp

Madison Zoo Lion

Madison Zoo Lion

Madison Zoo Rhino

Madison Zoo Bird of Some Sort

2012 Northern Spark

2012 Northern Spark

2012 Northern Spark

2012 Northern Spark Nice Ride Bikes

Ubiquitous Minneapolis Night Shot

Ubiquitous Stone Arch Bridge Night Shot

2012 Northern Spark Stone Arch Bridge

2012 Northern Spark Guthrie Theater

2012 Rock The Garden

Gold Medal Flour

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

2012 Fourth of July Fireworks

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