MacroMonday: Tulips

19 01 2015

It's been around zero degrees outside (not too bad though considering it's January)

but with some tulips from farmers market it feels already like spring inside! 

More MacroMonday @ Steffi's

Happy Monday,


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Hello Autumn

23 09 2014
Hello Autumn

I didn't make it to MacroMonday @ Steffis' yesterday,

but Autumn is patient and knows, its time will come for sure - sooner or later :-)

Happy Day,


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Free Desktop And iPhone Wallpapers By Creature Comforts

18 09 2014

free desktop and phone wall papers

free desktop and phone wall papers

I love these free wallpapers by Creature Comforts in collaboration with Free People!

You can download these and 4 more designs over at Creature Comforts blog.

Free People shops are always on my list when I visit the US because of their fun and creative decoration ideas and the cool clothes.

Here is the Santa Barbara Free People shop I photographed last year.

Happy Day,


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Macro Monday: Late Summer Flowers

25 08 2014

Yesterday we visited my in-laws who live about 1,5 hrs away.

I took the camera because they have a wonderful flower garden.

The pictures were taken with a Nikon D800 and a Nikkor AF-S 105mm 1:2.8, set to f/3.2, shutter speed: 1/160s to 1/400s, ISO 100.

I shot without tripod, just hand-held - to be able to easily pick and vary my vantage point, camera on ISO100, manual, shutter speeds varying from 1/160s to 1/400s and aperture only stopped down one stop (from 2.8 to 3.2).  

I had to do a bunch of shots to get good ones. The wind outside and the movement of the flowers and my own movement in combination with the wide aperture and the resulting very shallow depth of field made it hard to get the focus on the bits of the flowers that I wanted. I definitely wanted the wide aperture - as that really is what nicely blurs the background and emphasizes the beauty and detail of the flowers.

I also made sure to shoot darker backgrounds and similar tonality, because I wanted the pictures to fit together as a series.

Happy Day,


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