Even though my plans for this week were to just feature re-worked Boston images done in monochrome I just had to share this with you because I’m so thrilled with it! Saturday the winds howled and the snow fell – 8 inches of it to be exact – and going anywhere was completely out of the question. Feeling a touch of cabin fever I began to photograph things around the house (you’ll see some of them later) using my Canon 100mm L macro lens. There was some mild contortion going on as I was photographing things while standing up, bending over, sitting down, hunched down, laying on the floor…you get the point.
I had some roses that were on their last petal and I decided to try something “artsy” by tossing one out the back door and trying to capture it while it was snowing without me or the camera getting snowed on. This involved opening the patio door just a bit, dropping the rose just so (I later flipped it over), and then opening and closing the door to shoot but not get me or the camera too cold. I really wanted to get right in there on the rose but I was not in the mood to lay on my stomach on the kitchen floor so all of the photos were taken with me crouching by the open door leaning against one wall. Crouching Photographer – Hidden Image 😉
When I was done, DH went out to shovel the snow (which he ended up doing twice it was coming down so much and blowing every which way) so that was my one and done moment. I did a tight crop on this image to focus on the head of the rose because I wanted to highlight the snow and water drops on the petals. I’m not sure if a couple of those droplets are reflecting snow or if they are a combo of melted and not quite melted snow. This really makes me want to look into some extension tubes.
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