Monochrome Madness Week 39

I had nothing to contribute this week’s MM at the beginning of the weekend and then I was forced indoors because it was so hot outside. I either had cleaning or photography…. I chose the latter. I have always admired dandelion pictures but have never seen them to try it for myself. The other day I was driving out of my house and saw some and thought this might be a good opportunity.

It was very, very windy outside and I was worried just picking one and bringing them inside would be enough to destroy it. Luckily it was made of hardy stuff and remained intact. I took a few photos but wanted to get closer and finally used my macro tubes that I have had since last Christmas but never tried. This got me that little bit closer and made for a more interesting photo I think. I was quite happy with how it turned out.

I will be posting my photo on AB Friday with Stacy Fischer next week if you are interested in processing and equipment used.

dandelion BW

For more monochrome madness photos please go to Leanne Cole’s blog.ย  Thanks Leanne for another great week.





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  1. That is a really lovely shot, and very effective in the black and white. I like how it is off centered too. I always have a little argument with myself about doing that,

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  2. This is a beautiful photo! I love Dandelion clocks!!

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  3. Wonderful, and macro tubes sound interesting….what do they do?

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    • Hi GM, they are called macro extension tubes and you buy them in a set of three. They are just tubes and they enable the lens to focus closer than standard. You put them between your normal lens and the camera which then enables it to magnify the subject. Three tubes come in a set and costs a lot, lot less than a macro lens. For me its perfect because I don’t think I could justify the cost of a macro lens as I don’t use macro that much. Thanks for your interest GM ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I love this mm image, beautiful! Dandelion is difficult to capture.

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  5. Gorgeous photo. I love the dreamy quality of the image.

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    • Thanks Desley. I just used natural light which always softens a photo and I think the B&W helps there too. Iif I ever have a photo of myself done, I always go to the natural light for as much softness as I can get ๐Ÿ™‚ lol.

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  6. I loved this when I first saw it!! Gotta love a Dandelion and this one is gorgeous with all its wonderful detail and texture.
    Beautiful shot. Love the softness Kaz.
    Extension tubes are great aren’t they?!!

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