Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Secret to my Theme Thursday Transportation Capture

There is a secret here. Can you tell what it is? I will give you hint. I have Monet to partly thank for this capture. Have you guessed it? Is it plain to see?

 This is my transportation entry. 
(Check out more shots at todays Theme Thursday and link up if you like.)
I'm Also linking up my shot for Simplicities Pastel challenge.


Here is a closer look. 

Okay, next shot I'll back it up a bit.


The Secret


 Did you guess it?
Okay, so I'm not a genius or anything. I have to credit this idea to page 17 of Canon's "Do More with Macro" guide. I was perusing the pages and came upon this creative idea. They used a tiny car and a day planner. Their picture is a bit more believable, but I thought this was a great idea for todays theme transportation!

So what do you think? I have to share that the kids started putting in their books and dolls to get pictures just the same. So cute!

27 comments:

  1. I love it! I thought maybe it was a book or something! :0) Question... that may be a dumb question... do you have to have a 'macro' lens to take macro shots?

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  2. Genius - I've never thought of that before. Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Becky, it seemed like you knew already. Good eye. As for the question, I'm not an expert by any means, but what I have found with the macro lens (55-250mm) the benefit is to get a crisp shot of something tiny like my button capture for Theme Thursday. The negative is that you need to have a good deal of distance from your shot and zooming in that far you need a tripod to really steady your shot. You may even need to the timer to lessen camera shake. It's definitely beneficial, but I have gotten some great macro's with my stock lens from my Nikon D40. I've gotten right up on my belly and zoomed right in. You can get a lot closer to your subject with a basic lens. The key to a macro is a steady hand or a good bass to put your camera on. I hope this helps.

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  4. Ashley, I'm glad you liked it. I saw it in the canons "tip" book and thought it was genius. How come I hadn't thought of it? I hope you can use it!

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  5. That is awesome!!! Looking at all your photos make me want a new camera SOOOOOO bad!!!

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  6. Wow! Awesome photo. Love the background. I am going to have to try this someday.

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  7. That is so cool! I'm totally going to try this! Thanks!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your secret. I can't wait to try this!

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  9. Very cool! Love how the tones in the background and car seem to compliment each other.

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  10. Thank you everyone! I'm glad you like it! It was fun, plus I started thinking about artwork for the girls room. They picked out favorite books and stood them up with their favorite trinkets and dolls and I zoomed in and got a shot of those. They might work for art in their room. Maybe I'll share those later. I'd love to see everyones captures! Definitely link me to it or drop me a comment.

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  11. wow! what a fun and creative idea! i love this shot and it turned out absolutely amazing!! so cool!!

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  12. Terrific shot!
    I loved the shot and then when I saw what you had done I so wanted to try it. So glad you shared where the idea came from. I'm going to try this for sure.
    Today was my first entry. I've enjoyed seeing what everyone has done. I'll be back.
    Carletta@Round The Bend

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  13. OK, this is soooo cool! I'm totally going to have to try it! Really great idea, I'd never heard of that one.

    And you're so funny about the Bonnie comment - LOL! Whenever anyone calls me Bonnie, I think "aren't I too young to be a Bonnie?" ha ha! :-)

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  14. That is just plain AWESOME!!!! The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing. Have a great night.

    Tiffany

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  15. Wow! a whole new world has opened up! thank you for sharing! (great photo)!

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  16. wow, love this shot. thank you for the comment on my Nuvrei photo shoot that was sweet of you. I just checked out some of your photography on your blog and I wanted to say how creative you are I love the ones with the rock thrown in the water and the ballerina feet. Really all of them just great shots.

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  17. Fantastic! And, such a cool car. LOVE it.

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  18. I love the colors... I want a car that green color someday. That background was a great choice (and creative!)

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  19. Thanks for visiting my blog and I am so glad you did so that I could find my way to your site. I really adore these photos and how clever of you!

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  20. That's an awesome idea! Great shots!

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  21. Thank you everyone! I hope it's an idea that you can all use!

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  22. How brilliant - this is great.

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  23. This is very cool!! Nicely done! I came by way of Faith's site ... can't resist a good photo challenge! :) I'll have to check into the one on Thursdays!

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