Monday, 23 June 2008

Rain drops in the garden


You don't need to travel to a far away country to take photos like these. A stroll around your garden or a nearby park will do just fine.


You will have the best chance of taking nice photos if you catch the morning dew, before it vanishes back into the air. Usually also the light is just right at that time of day.


If you are not one of those early birds and have never seen the morning dew before, you might also wait for some rain.
That is just what I did. I waited inside until it stopped raining and then went photo-hunting in the garden. Sun came out from behind a cloud just at the right time.


If you live in a place where you could get really old waiting for rain, you can also use some water to create your own rain. All you have to do is sprinkle it on a leaf and create a perfect composition. I know some photographers do it with spiderwebs and get stunning results. I have to try that someday.


When you find a proper motive, you just need a photo camera with a macro mode (usually marked with a flower) and some patience. I believe anyone can do it.


For the best result I suggest that you take some extra photos. Usually it is hard to see if everything is the way you wanted from your camera display. I suggest you pick out the really sharp photos later on your computer.

5 comments:

Jose 26 June 2008 at 17:09  

Oh wow! These are outstanding images. Love the vibrant colors.

A Life Uncommon 22 July 2008 at 00:52  

Those are some awesome shots.

Marko 31 July 2008 at 22:15  

Thanks guys, you are too kind. Those two photos really came out nice, but it was so easy to take them.
The only thing you have to do is, take some extra photos, so that you can pick out the really sharp ones later on your computer.
A photo camera with a macro mode is obviously also a must. ;)

Niranjana 4 August 2008 at 03:36  

These are lovely. Beautiful shade of green.

Jane 25 November 2009 at 10:49  

Those are some really lovely shots, I used the macro mode on the window shots and the leaf. I love the clarity of the green on the leaves, thanks for sharing:)

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