Sunday Stills: Maxed Out Garden #Macros and #Close-Ups

It has been a while since we used macro and close-up photography for the Sunday Stills theme! Staying close to home this weekend before my trip to Portland, Oregon, I captured most of these in my own yard in Nine Mile Falls or in the garden of my former home in Sacramento. Your macros and … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Maxed Out Garden #Macros and #Close-Ups

Sunday Stills: Are You a #Bird Feeder?

February is National Bird-feeding Month. The Sunday Stills photo challenge has shared this theme three years in a row to educate the public on the seasonal journeys of birds, and help bring awareness to keeping wild birds fed during the harsh winter months in the northern hemisphere. "National Bird Feeding Month is a chance for … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You a #Bird Feeder?

Sunday Stills: Up #Close and Personal to #Green

This week’s Sunday Stills Photo challenge has you getting THISCLOSE to something green! I always think of March being a “green” month what with St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th and all. We can expect spring to show its glory with colorful florals and wondrous greens! “If the subject you are photographing is small and … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Up #Close and Personal to #Green

Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #Close-Up?

Calling all photographers and creatives who really like a challenge this week! Last July 2018, I challenged Sunday Stillers to a macro-photography challenge. I thought it was time to offer another macro or close-up photography challenge this week. Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange I felt … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #Close-Up?

Sunday Stills: #Macro or Close-Up Photography; Is there a Difference?

This week's Sunday Stills theme is "macro-anything." Now what does this mean exactly? Macro photography is also considered close-up photography. However, using a true macro lens yields the sharpest, tiniest details whereas a closeup may not show each detail. I got a close-up shot of my resident Anna hummingbird perched after feeding. She was quite … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Macro or Close-Up Photography; Is there a Difference?

Blue Light Special

Close Up The weekly photo challenge is all about the close-up. Ordinarily, I am a landscape photographer looking for the grand, sweeping view. Taking close-up shots with my Samsung phone was fun and interesting. We still have party lights and festive paper lanterns hanging from our redwoods in our backyard. I hope you enjoy the … Continue reading Blue Light Special