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A Cup Of Sunshine

Tulip

The tulips are now blooming. Our house only has small patches of them in yellow, red, and the striped orange & gold you see here. I believe they are my favorite flowers, although I do like the colorful calla lilies, too, and fragrant sweet peas. I’m posting this bit of sunshine because I think it’s supposed to be a little overcast today. That’s ok. I finished sweeping up the shop roof yesterday and trimmed the overhanging branches. And don’t worry – I was very careful. I have a slight fear of heights – well, maybe more than slight, since there is no way in hell I would ever hike that last half mile on the Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park 😉😟🗻

This photo is brought to you by my 100-400mm telephoto lens, then cropped a little more. I used to own a macro lens but realized I didn’t use it much. So, I traded it in for a different lens. And this is a lesson to you in how to get close-up “pseudo-macro” shots using just your telephoto lens on an SLR or telephoto setting on a point-and-shoot camera.

Copyright Rebecca L. Latson, all rights reserved.

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Halloween Becky

Halloween Becky

How could I *not* do something in honor of one of my favorite holidays?

I used to work at the Texas Renaissance Festival, and while working there, I purchased this totally cool handmade leather witch hat that I only get to wear once a year (along with the jack-o-lantern shirt).  The light strand is one of several that my sister gave to me; it’s been adorning one of my bookcases in the living room as the strand make a great nightlight.

So I set up the camera and 85mm lens on a tripod.  I turned off all the lights.  I used a small flashlight that I held below and to the side of me to give my face a little light with some deep shadows.  My wireless remote captured all of this.  The finishing touches to the photo were some vignetting and the text (in “Chiller” font).

Happy Halloween, Everybody!

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Easter Egg Salad Sandwich

I got this wild idea the other day for some great photographs and just couldn’t wait until the actual holiday.   Even though it’s a month early and not a Sunday, I figure the Easter Bunny must have started early in some country somewhere. 

Besides, I was hungry.

1986_Ready To Boil

1992_Boiling Eggs

2002_Boiling Eggs

2009_Eggs and Dye

2037_Eggs and Dye

2047_Eggs in Dye

2051_Dying The Eggs

2055_Colored Eggs

3219_Eggs In The Carton

2098_Basket of Eggs

3300_Eggs In A Basket

2104_Eggs In A Basket_CROP

2123_Eggs in a Basket

2196_In The Fridge

3324_Easter Egg Shells

2239_Egg Salad Fixins

2268_Egg Salad Sandwich

Yum Yum!  Open-mouthed smile

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