Smile! The world is a beautiful place (^_^)


In October last year, I posted a picture (pearls) of water drops in grass and Imagery Photography suggested I’d use a smaller aperture to get a greater depth of field. Last night it snowed again, so this morning was perfect for a new attempt. I used aperture 32 and 1.3 seconds exposure time, and because it was a bit dark outside I also changed the light meter to +1 step. The picture is not perfect, but I have to say I like the result much better than last time.




46 responses

  1. Wonderful picture!

    March 10, 2013 at 12:44 PM

  2. Beautiful! I liked the first one, too, though – I don’t think one is better than the other, they’re just different. Did you actually lie on the ground to take this pic?

    March 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    • Thanks so much, Kiki! The ground was too wet for me, but not for my camera.. I put it down and used the timer to take the picture (to avoid movements). ๐Ÿ™‚

      March 10, 2013 at 1:15 PM

  3. Much more dramatic!

    March 10, 2013 at 1:38 PM

  4. Very nice image.

    March 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mike! Taken with the same lens as you’re using ๐Ÿ™‚

      March 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM

  5. David1985

    Great picture–nicely blurred background

    March 10, 2013 at 1:59 PM

  6. Amazing! This is really ,really beautifulโคโคโคโค

    March 10, 2013 at 2:41 PM

  7. patience takes; beauty makes…an amazing photograph!

    March 10, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    • That’s a nice expression, I’ll remember that! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Eddie!

      March 12, 2013 at 4:06 PM

  8. To be able to capture and enhance the beauty of nature, what a dream! Maybe one day, I’ll make it happen ๐Ÿ™‚

    March 10, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    • You do it in your poems! ๐Ÿ™‚

      March 12, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      • Thanks! I’ll take that as a huge compliment ๐Ÿ™‚ Indeed, there are many “angles” to art, nevertheless photography is a under-developed passion of mine which I hope one day to sooth… Those droplets are fascinating, in photography, every photo is poetry too

        March 12, 2013 at 5:57 PM

        • You should try photography as well then! Will be great, you can write poems to your pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

          March 12, 2013 at 6:15 PM

  9. Nice shot

    March 10, 2013 at 6:01 PM

  10. It’s very beautiful !!

    March 10, 2013 at 7:57 PM

  11. What always fascinates me with water drops is how they reverse the reflection. Great picture!

    March 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

  12. Awesome!

    March 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM

  13. Nice job Calee! That’s a great photo!

    March 10, 2013 at 10:24 PM

  14. Calee, nicely done! They are like jewels.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    March 10, 2013 at 11:25 PM

  15. I think you nailed it! it is a beautiful shot.

    March 11, 2013 at 12:52 AM

  16. It’s always nice to get the reflections in the water droplets.

    March 11, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    • I agree! One day I’ll try to get upside down flowers in water drops as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

      March 12, 2013 at 4:20 PM

  17. This is really lovely and inspiring – I will have to try to capture this type of image.

    March 12, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    • Thanks Anna Marie! I would love to see your version ๐Ÿ™‚

      March 12, 2013 at 4:22 PM

  18. Indeed these water droplets are mother nature’s pearls. Beautiful and so full of spring and new growth.

    March 16, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    • Mother Nature is the best designer!! Full of jewellery. ๐Ÿ™‚

      March 16, 2013 at 4:58 PM

  19. Creative, unique, lovely!

    March 17, 2013 at 7:32 PM

  20. Water drops often remind me of William Blake’s grain of sand, even if the substances are different:

    “To see a World in a grain of sand,
    And a Heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And Eternity in an hour.โ€ฆ”

    Small apertures can keep a lot of things in focus, including dust on the camera’s sensor. Thank goodness for photo editing software.

    March 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    • That’s one of my favourite poems! I don’t know how to edit out dust, think it’s time I take my camera to the shop for a proper cleaning instead.. Indeed, f/2.8 shows everything ๐Ÿ˜‰

      March 28, 2013 at 7:24 PM

      • Actually the smaller apertures are the ones with the larger denominators. The smallest aperture on most of my lenses is f/32. The largest aperture I have, and on only one lens, is f/1.4.

        Having your sensor cleaned can be helpful, but if you keep changing lenses afterwards, dust will creep back in. Because dust is an inevitable problem, you might want to learn how to remove dust spots from images using photo-editing software.

        March 28, 2013 at 7:34 PM

        • Thanks Steve! I only have one lens and a shop nearby offers free cleaning. ๐Ÿ™‚ But learning how to use editing software is on my To Do List.

          March 28, 2013 at 7:39 PM

  21. My experience in catching the pictures in water drops is to focus on one droplet, even with bad light you can see the droplet making a photo of two houses, a car, and many trees
    rain drops on forget-me-nots:,niezapominajki-nieprzypominajki

    April 8, 2013 at 8:46 PM

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