Friday, August 9, 2013

Long Time No See

Yes, it's been a very, very (very) long time since I posted. A few years.  Suffice it to say that I had some major bumps in the road that took over my complete world. I did not want to blog about it.  It was all encompassing and I had nothing else to write about. The extremely short story is, my brother is a registered child sex offender.

I've had cataract surgery on both eyes with some glitches that left me with poor vision for awhile.  I let it be a lesson unto me to stop taking my eyesight for granted. Now, my vision is really good in one eye, the other eye is not so good, but good enough to function.  So function I will.

I've been taking pictures... cherishing my vision now that I've got it back.  So, since I'm checking out this new (for me) blog layout, writer, editor-thingie, I'll add a picture I took last night.

 I was outside wandering around snapping photos and saw something on top of a flower.  I put a 10X Jeweler's Loupe over my camera lens and snapped.

Figured I didn't get much and went on with my evening - looking for little stuff to photograph.

I downloaded my pictures from my camera and was surprised to see it was a tiny caterpillar. In person it was less than 1/4 inch long.  I had trouble with shaky hands. The focus range using the loupe is very, very narrow.  But, I'm rather pleased with the result.

Not to be outdone, a tiny fly flew into my view.  I had to work quickly with it, so it to was a one shot deal.
Here's my little fly!

Fun evening in the yard!

I must mention Mike Ash here.  He taught me a lot about getting macro shots with an inexpensive (read cheap) camera and very inexpensive magnifying glasses.  He died almost 10 years ago, but not before sharing lots of tips with lots of people.

You can see his 'stuff' here:

I'm back to claying after a long hiatus.  I'll be sharing that at a later date.  I'm taking online classes and learning lots of new techniques.  I give away almost everything I make.  I have happy friends!

I like the new blog editor by the way.  Much easier to get pictures where I want them.

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