The excellent ‘Gardening Gone Wild’ blog has a super-cool photo contest section on the site that you can read more about here: http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/?p=15262. Up to now I have been WAY to intimidated to throw myself in to the ring because I don’t really have the type of camera that I know could perform much better in order to even compete with all of those other fabulous garden photographers. However, this month I just couldn’t resist!
Professional photographer David Perry is the MUCH admired judge for this months photos, and he came up with an idea for the contest that even I felt like I could do! It’s called “Macro In A Mason Jar”. I think it’s utterly brilliant!
The idea is that you use the jar to balance the camera to get luscious macro professional looking shots. David Perry took it a step further and gave us some fun and creative ideas for the outer balance of the shot too. I had so much fun with this idea! I tried a few different flowers and styles of jars.
I think I have an amazing new idea for a photo trick that I can use forever. Thank you http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/ for inspiring my entry into the contest!
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Gorgeous photo. I’m gonna try this.
None of my Hellebores are blooming yet, but I’ll find something.
Thank you Lynn! It might literally be the ONLY thing I have blooming right now! It was in a container up on my protected porch all nice and snuggy. 🙂
Good one! I like the interesting background lines setting off the flower form.
Thank you! I am so honored that you think so. 🙂
I absolutely love your picture entry (much better than my own)!
Thank you Alison- how kind of you to say!!!
What a gorgeous photo! It’s a winner in my book!
Appreciate that YOU appreciate it! 🙂
This will win for sure!
Susan, did you get your PR Badge yet from my team? LOL 🙂
I love what you designed. Great composition and colors. You made an excellent choice for the jar’s background..
Love the image you submitted! This was a fun experiment, wasn’t it? I can’t wait to try it this spring/summer when I have some blooms. Slim pickin’s right now. I ended up entering a rock 🙂 Best wishes on the contest!
Thank you SO much Toni! I am so pleased to see all the great new entries into the contest. I loved your rock!
I really like what you did, especially with the background. Thank you so much for your comment on my post.
I love the wavy effect from the fabric. It’s a lovely shot!
Hi, I love the wavy effect too! Good luck in the competition – and thanks for the vote of confidence in my rather simple shot…
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Super idea! Thank you much….
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