Thursday, September 13, 2012

Think Back Thursday ~ Closeups

Today's Theme
(of anything, I would especially like you to use any closeup features you have on your camera, get to know your camera)

The photos I am going to share today for closeups were all taken at Longwood Gardens. I tried really hard to narrow it down, but I have a lot of closeups that I like.

Most of these were taken with the Macro setting on my camera.

Some of them were also cropped and altered with Picasa. I love Picasa, especially the update they recently did and added all kinds of cool features. I want to do a post about the features of Picasa soon. I should work on that. Anyway, to some of the photos I have added borders, and I have used the soften and/or vignette feature.

Some of the photos I took a closeup of the name of the flower also, so that I could remember it later, a very good thing to do when taking photos of unfamiliar flowers in a setting like Longwood where they have the names of the flowers posted.

Well here goes... enjoy.

 These were just gorgeous the day we visited...

Love how the soft needles grow right out of the branches, God is so creative.

A very large leaf, love the pattern of the wholes

A spiky tree trunk in the jungle section... very interesting.

I have a lot more closeups so I will definitely be doing this theme again. I didn't even share any closeups of things from Winterthur and I have more from Longwood I could have shared.

Future Themes:
Sept. 20 - Back to School 
(this year, some other year, a bunch of years put together; of you, your kids, back to school supplies; whatever you want)
Sept. 27 - Relaxing/Peaceful
(whatever that means to you: a place, people, time of day, vacations, whatever...)

Here are the Rules for participating:
The purpose of Think Back Thursday is to link up a photo post about something from the past. You can reach back all the way to your childhood and bravely post pictures of you in your wild clothes and hair styles or post something from last year and tell us about it. I'm not picky. Hey, even yesterday was the past... LOL My posts will mostly be about events that happened prior to blogging, as a way to share those things with the world.
  • It can be about you, about your kids, about your parents, whomever. You can include video, I will not exclude video alone posts, but I prefer them along with photos, as this is a photo meme. I am doing a weekly theme now. That should help narrow it down from the myriad of photos we all have. For ideas check out the other posts in my label Think Back Thursday. 
  • Link up below. Please use a permalink that sends readers directly to the correct post. If you are not sure what that is click the word permalink for an explanation. 
  • Mention my blog and offer a link back. This is a requirement to take part and a kind gesture to me your hostess as well as your readers--they will know where to join in the fun, too. You can put the Think Back Thursday button on your site and in your post. You will find it on my right sidebar. Please use it to link to my site, to spread the word about my meme. Using the button will help others know how to find me and how to join. Tell others to click on the button in your post to find us here.
  • Leave me a comment. First so that you can let me know what you think of my pictures and secondly so that I will know a new post has been linked up and I can come visit your blog and comment on your photos. 
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chris said...


Laura O in AK said...

I miss seeing such variety in color and plants! Thanks for sharing your photos and for this weekly meme.

Cristi said...

Not only are your pictures gorgeous, you did a fabulous job with the editing. I'll have to check out the fancier features on picasa -- I usually just use it to put a text watermark on my photos.

Kym Thorpe said...

those are beautiful!! i especially like the first rosebud, the one just opening.

Katrina said...

Love the photos. I also enjoyed the editing you did. I really haven't looked into that at all yet.

Tess said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! I'm sorry I haven't been participating as regularly as I planned. I've missed Think Back Thursday.


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