Weekly Photo Challenge : Up

This week is experimental.  I have taken lots of macros with my Nikon D3100 and am learning how to use camera shots for other angles and views.  The Weekly Photo Challenge : Up was the push I needed to look elsewhere other than ground and eye level.  These are not perfect and we all have to start somewhere.

The first one is a Golden Showers climbing rose that seems to want to reach for the sky.   Apart from a very small degree of sharpening there is no “tweaking” in this photo, it is as it is, the sky really was that blue.

The idea of the next photo was originally to show the height of the Elderflower  which I had cut almost to the ground at the beginning of this year.  When focusing on the Elderflower, I noticed the vapour lines left from aeroplanes, and the sun behind the cloud, so I took a photo of that instead.

10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Up

  1. Nice shots, Ronnie. Can I talk ‘Boys and their Toys’ and ask how you’re finding the D3100? It seems to get good reviews. I’ve had a Nikon D60 for a couple of years now and have been very impressed with it but it doesn’t take video.

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    1. Hi David – I am loving my D3100 its my first grown up camera. I am finding the macro photos great without much effort and fiddling. It is the wider views that are not so good. I am starting a photography course at the local FE college on 20 September “Get to know your camera” then I can work all the whistles and bells that go with it.

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  2. Hi Ronnie, great images! ref. your comment to my blog. I intend the 22nd of the month to be foliage not just grasses, so I hope you will join in, Christina

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