Grass in the sunshine

Had some lovely evening light this evening, so I managed to run outside for a little while to photograph some grass heads I had noticed earlier. I discovered that macro photography of grass is not particularly easy when you are 37 weeks pregnant!
gorgeous light & focus)
posted January 8th, 2013  
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posted January 8th, 2013  
love it. so summery.
posted January 8th, 2013  
Such a beautiful whimsical shot!
posted January 8th, 2013  
So soft and pretty!
posted January 8th, 2013  
Oh, I love photos drenched with beautiful light! So pretty!
posted January 8th, 2013  
Great capture!
posted January 8th, 2013  
gorgeous shot
posted January 8th, 2013  
Beautiful
posted January 8th, 2013  
Beautiful!!
posted January 8th, 2013  
So soft and love the tones!!
posted January 9th, 2013  
Lovely soft tones!
posted January 9th, 2013  
A fav for me! I love thesimplicity of the composition and subject. The light is great as well as the post processing. This pink tones give a very romantic atmosphere! The dof is also amazing, great picture!
posted January 9th, 2013  
Love this shot! Great light...
posted January 9th, 2013  
That's so PRETTY!! Love it!
posted January 9th, 2013  
Yes I do believe that belly could get in the way. Great shot and great to see it on the pp.
posted January 10th, 2013  
Wonderful light and focus!!!
posted January 10th, 2013  
Wonderful happy pic
posted January 10th, 2013  
This is beautiful. I love the soft tones.
posted January 10th, 2013  
This is stunning. The lighting is fantastic.
posted January 10th, 2013  
very pretty
posted January 10th, 2013  
pretty!!
posted January 10th, 2013  
May I be sooooo geeky and ask are you using the Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 USM lens for your macro work? I have been thinking of a macro lens for a while.
posted January 17th, 2013  
Hi there @stevecameras, thankyou so much for your lovely comments! Yes, you are right, I do have a Canon 60mm macro lens, I absolutely love it and couldn't recommend it highly enough. It is also a wonderful lens for taking portraits and I find it pretty versatile. I have recently bought an L series 35mm fixed lens too (total fixed lens convert) and love that one too, it has a really shallow depth of field, but I must admit, I am still putting the 60mm back on regularly.
posted January 17th, 2013  
@bluebell Thank you for getting back to me. And one other question if I may indulge myself...you have a lot of shots especially the gorgeous portraits of your boys with a rather lovely washed out, filmic type look. Is this a plug-in, or just photoshop? I just realise from coming on here that I really do know the basics and very much want to expand how I take but also treat my photo's in post. I have seen a lot of photography recently with that kind of filmic wash and it looks lovely.
posted January 17th, 2013  
@bluebell The shots on the 11th, 15th and 19th are the ones I am referring to. :)
posted January 17th, 2013  
@stevecameras Hi again, I use photoshop to edit my photos, I do a few things to get that washed out look, one is to muck around with the exposure offset in photoshop (this gives it a hazy look), another way is to shoot in to the light when taking the photo and overexposing slightly and I also fiddle with photoshop actions from http://www.florabellacollection.com/ quite often, they have a great range of vintagey looking actions which are really helpful (I have only been using photoshop for 6 months or so and still have alot to learn!)
posted January 17th, 2013  
Sold. I might have to purchase this package after seeing your work. I have sen others and these are just lovely. I often try and over expose my shots too. I've never used the Exposure offset and i've been on Photoshop for years. I have know for a while I do the same sort of things and to tweaks colours I tend to use the RGB curves and just play around with separate channels to get the desired look. I think I will have a good look at Florabella and go with one of the bundles. Thank you for letting me into your work a little, some would be secretive but I hope that this community is all about sharing. You really have inspired me this evening. Thank you, and good luck with the rest of the project. I lokk forward to seeing your updates.
Steve
:) x
posted January 17th, 2013  
No worries @stevecameras, glad I could help. I think my favourite bundle would be the colourplay bundle with the light and flare overlays :)
posted January 17th, 2013  
@bluebell I'll check it out. Today's upload is inspire by yours, and i've mentioned you to others. Hope that's OK.
posted January 17th, 2013  
Your processing is so beautiful on all your shots!!!
posted January 19th, 2013  
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