Friday, April 11, 2014

Photo Challenge: Macro Photography

I'm nearing the end of my 24-hour trip back home. I'll be returning to my family this afternoon as we wait for my father's passing. A quick check of my blog reading list revealed that this weekend is photo challenge weekend. I've dipped into my archives once again to share my attempts at macro photography. Any success I've had in this photo genre is mostly good luck! Here are a few of my best.

This is a ring my father brought back from World War II. He was indeed at Anzio in 1944.

This is my wedding ring, which first belonged to my grandmother, Edith Eskew,
who married my grandfather, Merrida Richmond, in 1917.

The winter of 2010 brought us snow measured in feet. With my Canon Powershot and
some cropping and enlarging on the computer, I was able to capture these individual snowflakes.

Last summer, I caught this rose at just the right moment as it opened up.

I'm thinking this shot is my only true macro shot, as I believe there is a difference between closeups (which most of my other photos are) and macros, which get closer than the human eye can see comfortably.
This is a crocus in my yard a few springs ago.

I'm linking up with A Personal Photo Challenge today. Due to my family's circumstances, I don't know if I'll be able to visit the other sites and leave comments, but I'll try. If you like photography and you're reading this post, please consider joining us in the photo challenge every month. It's a great way to learn and polish your skills.


  1. you are causing me to wonder again... Lovely, meaningful photos all.

  2. I'm so sorry for this difficult time. Take care. I've enjoyed your beautiful photos. Hugs, Diane

  3. Both rings are a treasure to have, and I wish you comfort during this time. The crocus is magnificent.

  4. Beautiful photos, Nancy. I'm sorry about your father. Sending prayers.

  5. Your photos are beautiful. Sorry for this difficult time you are in.

  6. Beautiful photos! So sorry to hear you are going through a rough time. Blessings,Debby

  7. The photos of both rings are truly wonderful and meaningful. I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through difficult times may you arrive home safely.

  8. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. The angels will be waiting for him whenever he decides to take his journey. God bless all of you in these sorrowful times.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in the challenge, and it is always wonderful when you can join us. The close-ups of the rings are well done on backgrounds that don't compete with the subject matter. Both rings are certainly treasures that you hold dear. And I really love both flower photos with their beautiful colors and delicate forms. The shape of the petals in the last one really adds to the composition.

  9. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. What a good idea to include a photo of his ring.

  10. Lovely flowers and sweet memories. Nice!!!

  11. I love the patina on the rings. The tiny imperfections represent the passing of time. Prayers and blessings to you during this difficult time. Take care of yourself.

  12. Nancy, these are all amazing macro shots.
    Oh I love the rings and the history attached to them.
    The snowflakes are particularly magical - I've only ever once seen falling snow and that was in France one Christmas!
    Each little snowflake seems to have a unique pattern - almost like their own DNA!
    And lastly the beautiful close ups of the flowers - each perfect in it's own way.
    Sending you prayers and hugs at this hard time.
    Take care
    Shane x

  13. I am sooo in love with your wedding ring photo. How amazing it would be, enlarged and hanging on your wall.....

  14. Wow! These are all fabulous shots, Nancy! The wedding ring photo is spectacular. So sorry to hear about your father and the waiting period you are in. I lost my mother in September...

  15. Wonderful shots all, Nancy. I especially love the wedding ring photo- great use of depth of field. So sorry to hear about your father - will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Am praying for you and your family at this really hard time...(((hug)))
    Love that you took the time to participate...they are All beautiful the ring!


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