Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Photographs {3} - Macro Photography

This edition of Photography is going to be a sample of some of my macro-photography. I discovered macro photography a few months ago and I've not been able to stop doing it since.

Let me start off with this lovely Pride and Prejudice photoshoot I did, with some gorgeous flowers found in my backyard (oh, and a book necklace).

 And now for some other random shots.

 A dear little friend's feet, with a s'mores fire in the background.

 Ripening blueberries
 Yes, this was from the beach!

The last two were exotic flowers in Florida.

A lovely country-ish shot with wheat (or something) in the foreground and a field with hay bales in the background.

There. I hope you enjoyed.

Now, who wants to hear about some exciting things in my life lately? No one? Well, here goes anyway. :)
-I inhaled a straightpin while I was sewing my little sister's Halloween costume, and spent the next couple of days in the hospital. If you want more details, just ask. (Like, how on earth could I have possibly inhaled a pin?!)
-I love college so far! It's easy...even PreCalculus! Shocking.
-I'm reading North and South...and wishing I hadn't seen the movie first. Just because it's so much nicer to read the book first. *Sighs*
-I can wear sweaters/cardigans and scarves again! Happiness!

I hope you all are having a lovely Fall/Autumn/Spring!


  1. I literally read North and South first so I could see the movie once I realized Richard Armitage was in it; like that was the impetus for reading it. I love the book more and more every time I read it. And the movie less.

    1. Haha, maybe I should have done it that way. :) I love the book so far! (I loved the movie, too, but I already think the book's better.)
      Thanks for your comment!

  2. These photos are lovely! I don't actually really know what macro photography is or how to do it, but I love your pictures! Especially the Pride and Prejudice ones. And YIKES! Swallowing the pin sounds absolutely terrifying! I'm glad you're okay, but that does NOT sound like very much fun! (I really hope your sister appreciates that costume now.) On the plus side, it sounds like you have a pretty heroic story to tell after that!
    I'm glad college is treating you well :) I have some nervous jitters about starting it next year, so it's nice to hear that it's going well for you. And best of luck with the precalc class!
    Oh, and I love love love North and South! I read the book first and then watched the movie, and I think it ranks as one of my favorite adaptations because it made me want to go read the book again. :) The part I have the most divided feelings on is the ending, though-I actually quite liked the movie ending despite the historical inaccuracy because of the neat symbolism of having it in the train station (plus, I thought it was just plain pretty cute), but honestly, the book ending actually has humor, which I love. I'm really sad they didn't use the last few lines of the book because it's so fun to see Margaret and John laughing together after the whole book of people dying and tragedy (I read once that Gaskell jokely said she should have named it Death and Variations because of how many people end up dead!) But yeah, I think it's one of my favorite book-movie pairs out there. :) I hope you enjoy it (and watch the mini-series again in celebration after finishing!)

    1. Thank you! Just Google macro photography. :)
      Haha, I know, right? Believe me, she appreciates it now and I lose no opportunity to remind her that "I almost died making it!" :)
      I can't wait to get to the ending of the book! Humour is something I'd love to see. I loved the ending of the movie, too, but it really was historically inaccurate. I am loving the book so far! So far I think it's going to be better than the movie.
      Thanks for your lovely comment!

  3. Beautiful photography!! My favorite one is probably the beach one, but I love them all!!


    Indeed, it is nicer to read books first... so far, are the book and movie very similar?

    Sweaters and scarves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *twirls and flops on bed with contented sigh*

    Loverly post, dear! I was so happy when I saw it in my inbox! I read it immediately!

    1. Thank you!!!

      I was holding pins in my mouth (do you sew? If so, do you do that? If not, just ask someone who does--they probably do it!) and I laughed--and in went the pin, to my airway. Yep. I had to stay a couple days because it slightly punctured the lining, so there was a risk of infection, but I was fine! I'm perfectly all right! :)

      So far, as far as events go and things like that, they are pretty close, but the book has so much of their thoughts and things that the movie doesn't, and I love it! The book really has so much more of Mr. Thornton's character, which is way sweeter than it is in the movie.


      Thank you so much! Thank you for your always-lovely comment; I loved reading it!!!

    2. Ah! Aye, I sew on occasion. That makes sense. Well, I am glad you are okay! Ouch!! That probably hurt.

      Well then, sounds like I have a new book to add to my overgrown tbr pile. North and South, here I come!

      Aw you're welcome! I love to comment, so it works out well. :)

  4. Wow! These are beautiful pictures, Rae! Thanks for sharing. The Pride and Prejudice ones are delightful! :D

    NO! *Miss March falls back in shock* YOU SWALLOWED A PIN?? WHAT! HOW?? And you had to go to the hospital? Oh, no! That's awful. :( I hope it wasn't too painful or anything. Please tell me how this happened!!

    My hat is off to you! Enjoying your college studies and PreCalculus. Wow. Just wow.

    Have a wonderful day (or should I say, night?), my friend!! :D

    1. Thank you so much, Miss March!

      I was holding pins in my mouth and I laughed--and in went the pin, to my airway. Yep. I had to stay a couple days because it slightly punctured the lining, so there was a risk of infection, but I was fine! I'm perfectly all right now! :) And no, there was no pain at all! Kind of surprising, but no, it never hurt. So that was good! Thanks for caring. :)

      Aw, thanks. Truly, it is not as hard as I expected it to be. :)

      Thank you so much, Miss March! I hope you have a lovely day, too! Thanks for your comment!

    2. I'm SO glad it didn't hurt, and that there was no infection! Just the thought of a pin going down one's throat was making me wince. I'm so glad everything was okay! :)

      And now I just want to say, next time you're holding pins in your mouth PLEASE turn on some sorrowful music or something...anything to keep yourself from laughing! ;)

    3. You can bet I won't be holding pins in my mouth anymore! :)

  5. OOOH DEAR. SWALLOWING A PIN?!! That sounds so scary! I'm so glad you're okay now. :-)
    I love the P&P pictures. ;-)

    1. YEP. It wasn't that...scary...but that was because I didn't think it was super serious. By the time I realised it, I was just annoyed. :) I'm not sure what kind of person I am...
      Thank you!!!
      Thanks for your comment!

  6. Loved this post, Rae! I heard about your blog through Esther, if you know her! She has said BEAUTIFUL things about your blog! Me and her are good friends, too! Anyway, I LOVE this series of "My Face When..." they are hilarious! Anyway, I thought I would tell you that you have been tagged for the A Matter Of Life And Death game going' on at my blog! Here is the link!

    1. Aw, yes, Esther is a dear. :)
      Thank you so much!
      Oh, I'll have to check it out! Thanks!


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