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EARLY MORNING FLOWERS 6-23-2014 002Yesterday I had a wonderful and insightful talk with a photographer in the shop where I work part time, his name is Keith, and I am so sorry I do not remember his last name but am hoping that I see him sometime today so that I can find out his last name.

As of now I like to do flower photography as you all know by now, as well as Macro photography, also I am intrigued by the stopping of of motion in mid air, such as dropping fruit into a vessel filled with water and catching the moment that it hits the water and the splashes made from it. As well as so many other things done this way.

EARLY MORNING FLOWERS 6-23-2014 005Also being a flower lover, I love to see the hidden world within that we cannot see with our naked eyes, the intricate detail of a flowers reproductive system so small that we often forget that they even have one. God has made beauty in forms so very tiny that we often overlook the wonders of nature hidden from the human eye. The Marvels and Mysteries all about us in our every day life.

This morning while dead heading my geraniums about 6 am I noticed that my first Cardinal Flower Vines are starting to bloom, I am anxious to see the glories within these tiny little trumpet flowers and see the world that is much smaller than our own. Next will be the illusive Moon Flowers, with their intoxicating fragrance as the suns sets and they start to come into their glory only to be seen and enjoyed after dark and in the middle of the night!

EARLY MORNING FLOWERS 6-23-2014 011Unfortunately, God had other plans for my vine garden on my deck this year, I had already bought all the supplies for the homemade trellis for the Red Madevilla vine, trumpet vine and the moon vines to climb on.. the first thing to die was my 20 year old cordless drill , to drill all the holes for the trellis, then upon that was a a dis in my my neck that is impinging upon my left arm nerve, needless to say the pain is a killer, but I am coping with medicatoion and soon physical therapy to correct the problem (hopefully)

I thank God everyday that he lead me to the Manfroto Carbon fiber tripod with the horizontal center arm, that has allowed me to take pictures without really lifting much weight at all. Truly God does in Mysterious Ways His Wonders to perform, long before we ever know a problem will exist to use it.

Plus the wonderful Manfroto Pistol Grip Ball Head, that has to be the easiest (for myself) to move around ) I love them both, and they both once set up allows me to experiment with anything I want to without lifting lots of weight, while my neck is the way it right at the moment.


I am anxious to get out and take some landscape photography,, however this must be God’s way of saying to concentrate on Macro photography fro the time being.

EARLY MORNING FLOWERS 6-23-2014 008This brings me to a question for my photographer friends out there and this is on Lighting like Keith and I were talking about yesterday. While I must admit to all of you my name is NOT Bill Gates, and resources at a premium most of the time I need to save and buy something at the end of each month to aid me in photography. Lighting is the next big thing on the list.

I know the photographers that read my blog (Thank You )  follow many different genres of expertise and I am very curious to see what types of lighting you prefer, from continuous lighting, to strobe lights, speed lights with masters and slaves. My main goal in all of this was to shoot my own product photography for art jury quality photography for my baskets, while all photographs should be the best of the best, I need these to be the really the best of the best for the jury process into the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington DC.

EARLY MORNING FLOWERS 6-23-2014 017For product photography in general do you like to use Continuous lighting with soft boxes etc., Strobes, flashes etc. Also along the same lines since I like to freeze the action of some product photography items dropping into water etc. And then as well as landscape photography, do you all have all these different lighting systems for each type of lighting situation required?  Do you know if there is  what I call a bridge lighting system that while may not be ideal for all these differing types od situation could still work or be used to get by until I can save for the individual systems for the different areas of photography

I would love to know what you all think and like to use or what you started out with in the beginning to get started with.?

My friend Keith gave me a link to a great sight that I tried my best to read (reading under the influence of pain meds and muscle relaxers) which was a real challenge, to say the least, I assure you. I assure you as soon as I am not altered by these drugs this site will be the first site I go to to seek inofmation. it is called

“The Srobist” 


I sincerely want to thank Keith for telling me about this informative and information packed site. You are truly one of he easiest people I have talked to about photography!

From what I could read and retain in my delirium last night it seemed to be a very well and informative site, packed with information, with honest opinions on ways to save money while getting the best bang for your hard earned ucks.

I would sincerely appreciate any feedback any of you have to offer on the various forms of lighting you like to uses ad while you life the so much

Al of your help and input is and will be greatly appreciated