Spring was held indoors today
Posted on 16 Apr ’09 by Earl
The tree pollen count is nearing a peak and so are my allergies–a definite handicap when wishing to photograph Springs opening act. It’s hard to look through a camera viewfinder when your eyes are itchy and swollen, not to mention fighting a nose that will not stop running.
I do take over the counter medication but there are days when it only provides partial relief and often makes me feel drugged and drowsy.
Today’s pollen situation seemed especially bad so I decided the wiser choice was to bring a little spring inside, using a few of my wives recently potting flowers. It turned out to be an enjoyable exercise with opportunities for “playing” with lighting, exposure, composition and post-processing.
Quickly a couple of hours passed resulting in a few photos I’m pleased with. They even seemed to say spring–none the wiser they were inside.
These two particular photos were taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Macro lens.
I’m always fascinated with macro photographs. I think it’s because they reveal things that are always there but are either not viewable or not often noticed by the naked eye.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it. – Christian Nevell Bovee
Today I noticed the small things it did make life a little sweeter. Does anyone else have to work around allergies with their photography?