Tumbling

One of the new experiences we’ve had since we’ve moved to Arizona is tumbleweeds in our yard.  Last week we discovered a new one, and before my husband could capture it for yard waste, I picked it up with gloved hands to take into my garage studio for some macro and still life shots.

tumble_duoThe first photo above was edited with Kim Klassen’s kk_moody-ish preset; the second just converted to a high contrast black and white.

The photos below (showing how sharp and prickly these guys are!) were taken with the Lensbaby Sweet 35 with macro converters.  All have Kim’s kk_organic preset applied.

tumble_trio

2 responses

  1. The 35 is just one of the best optics for macros along with the double glass Oh shoot I have so many favorites for macro with the Lensbaby it is hard to pick a favorite, the soft focus the single glass the Sweet 50 and even the Edge 80. These with the coloring of the weed and background are so outstanding. Lovely series of 3. I remember when I first made a trip to the West with my Mom and Dad I was around 7 years and being so impressed with the tumbling weeds and especially when they would blow around in the wind.

    April 29, 2015 at 6:34 am

  2. MaryAnn

    Loving…LOVING your photos. That shy, sweet, intelligent and really kind teenager sitting across the row from me in class, 50 years later is sharing her joy with us…and I get to see it. I’d love to critique the macro shots of the tumbleweed, but all I can think of is …THEM. ANYway, before I forget, I also GREATLY appreciate all your explanations too. So, Thank you…THANKYOU 🙂

    April 29, 2015 at 9:35 am

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