Macro Monday and African Violets

My mother has quite the green thumb with these African Violet plants and I was the lucky recipient of one. I’ve been meaning to take some shots of the beautiful, purple, shimmery flowers with my Velvet56. Super pretty.

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Head over to my friend and super talented Tiffany Kelly to see her macro shot on this Monday.

Macro Monday And Velvet56 Freelensing

A forgotten image from when I used my Lensbaby Velvet56 to freelens. I love the DOF and softness of this image.

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Please head over to the talented Iris Nelson to see her Macro Monday shot for today.

Week 52/52

The final week of the year has arrived. I have completed this 52 week project and I have a lot of photos of my kids that I will print and put in their scrapbook which I know we will all cherish. This week was also Hanukkah so I have been busy documenting each of the nights of fun. Here are the highlights from the rest of the week. It’s been the most fun to end the year with a nightly celebration.

Night 2: (freelensing)

Night 3: (24-70)

Night 4: (velvet56)

Night 5: (wide angle)

Night 6: (Helios)

Night 7:

Night 8: (Freelensing)

I wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Here’s to a wonderful 2017!

Macro Monday and Hanukkah

Hanukkah is upon us and we are having a great time lighting the candles, eating latkies and getting gifts. So for this week I thought I would play with some macro shots with the theme of Hanukkah.

I started with a few abstracts with my Lensbaby Velvet56.

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Then my macro lens for a shot of the headband my 9 year old made. 🙂

Hanukkah Macro Gaggle Photography

The kids’ menorah glasses.

Hanukkah Macro Gaggle Photography

Some pretty Hanukkah candles.

Hanukkah Macro Gaggle Photography

My most favorite decoration that stays out all year, a crystal dreidel.

Hanukkah Macro Gaggle Photography

And lastly, the dreidel my youngest actually made out of clay.

Hanukkah Macro Gaggle Photography

And now please head over to the wonderful Iris Nelson to see her Macro Monday shots this week.

Week 51/52

Happy Hanukkah and Happy Christmas Eve. I tried an in-camera double exposure this week for fun.

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I can’t believe the final week of this project is upon us starting tomorrow and it will be the most fun yet as it is the week of Hanukkah. I know I will have a lot to share in the final blog post of the year to finish off with a bang. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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