(Originally posted August 22, 2012)
The construction of the Alpha Pup Photography online inventory continues! Tonight while I was adding a few more of the many shots I’m sifting through to create our galleries, I came across an old favorite of mine. My eye tends to catch the little details in everyday life. One day I may be staring at a pen on a table and see an interesting detail shot I need to take, while other days I’ll see a pretty flower or a great landscape and want to capture that somehow. It’s that kind of thinking that was behind this shot.
No far-flung trip was involved to get this image. I simply went to the grocery store down the street! I happened to pass a display with these fantastically fun mums and decided to grab a pot of them to take home, using photography practice with my still-new camera and brand new macro lens as my “excuse”. The setup was super-simple because I just put the flowers on the island in our kitchen, setup the camera on the tripod, and clicked away!
Of that little photo session, I think this shot was my favorite by far. It certainly still brings a smile to my face even all these years later. (I guess that’s the power of cheery, happy-looking flowers!)