All things Blue and Red, All things KU…. All things Jayhawk!

The Fifty-2 Weeks of 2013 posed “The Colour of your Week” as a photographic theme, this week.

It’s almost March, and I am a Jayhawk. March means one thing, alone – college basketball season!! The game schedule has started shaping my routine… Having moved back home, across the globe from my Alma Mater, I have taken to waking up at unearthly hours to watch my team play…routine things (like, breakfast, for instance) get put on hold until my team gets off the court. March Madness has set in even before March has gotten here!

So, when I was asked to pick a colour that represented my week, there was no question – we Jayhawks bleed blue! 🙂 I got around to clicking a few pictures this morning to share on the group… here they are!

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Emotion – A Montage

The theme this week, for The Fifty-2 Weeks of 2013 was “Collage” – we were asked to create a collage using 6 photographs, all having some common, interlinking theme. I chose to work with the idea of emotions, and portray a variety through my montage. I approached a friend with the idea, and she was extremely enthusiastic about it. We worked with a range of looks and styles, trying to bring out different moods and tones. The shoot was a lot of fun! I’m sharing the final montage here… individual photographs are on my Facebook page – do take a look! 🙂

Emotion - a montage

Reverse lens macro photography

I have always had a fancy for shooting macro… a few months ago, mom got a 105mm (Nikkor) macro lens, and I had a chance to play around with it, a little bit, before my parents finished their vacation at home. Yesterday, while on the phone with her, we discussed a few things photographic, and she gave me a few lenses to look up. While browsing the internet, I came across the reverse lens technique for macro photography. After a few more searches on Google, I found a site that explains it beautifully (http://stephenelliot.com/2007/05/15/reverse-lens-macro-photography-tutorial/)
After going through it, I knew this was just something, I definitely had to try! So, this morning, I picked a coral jasmine (the Nyctanthes arbor-tristis) and got to it. These pictures (except the first one) have been clicked with two lenses – my 50mm, attached as usual to the camera, and my 18-200mm flipped over and butted-up to the 50mm. The results were mind-blowing! I’ve got to work on this a lot more, to get my pictures to look even better, but I have to admit, I’m pretty pleased with the results, given that this was my first shot.

Coral Jasmine

Reverse lens - 1

Reverse lens - 2

Reverse lens - 3