Whew, there really isn’t much going on around here – I guess because of the Thanksgiving holiday coming up ALREADY. The weather is beautiful, and we even had some glorious clouds this weekend. The most exciting thing I could find going on was a remote-controlled boat race. Any of you who have been around me for very long know how much I like boats, but this was purely pathetic – just a few old guys and their little dinghys sailing around a lake even I could swim across. So, that was a short trip and as I got home I was reminded about one of the resolutions I haven’t kept this year which was to try to shoot more macros and flowers. Since the year is almost over I decided to walk around the side of the house and see if my rose bush was blooming.
This was more challenging than usual because I had a fairly new camera and a new lens that for some reason has turned out to be a bugger to work with. I can’t decide if I don’t like doing macros because I suck at it or if I suck at doing macros because I can’t do them. Anyway, here’s the same rose with the soft focus filter. I really love the filter which is kind of odd because I wouldn’t describe myself as “soft” (unless we’re talking about my mid-section!), but I guess there’s nothing wrong with trying to kick your way out of the box sometimes.
For what it’s worth, here are two sharp flowers and one fuzzy flower to start your Thanksgiving week. I guess I better keep practicing. (Advice is always appreciated!)