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    Hello there, my old photography thread was a bit of a flop, so I decided to start fresh. I hope you enjoy the photos!

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    Magnolias of Higland Park in Rochester.
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    Today, I went on an adventure into the mundane again, but this time, pictures were taken.

    By the canal...
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    There were horses
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    Ducks
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    A pigeon on a bridge with a view
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    An old canal lock in the woods by the Pittsford Wegmans
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    A train
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    Shoes in a tree
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    Cute graffiti under the bridge towards home
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    Going home...
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    Another weekend, another round of pictures. :)

    From yesterday's bike trip...

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    Sunset pictures from this evening
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    How about some irises for Friday? They're quite lovely this year.

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    I think your photos are really great! Do you use a macro lens for the flower shots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjamminbrown View Post
    I think your photos are really great! Do you use a macro lens for the flower shots?
    Thank you very much! To be honest, I just have the setting on "easy" 99.9% of the time, and focus the lens by holding my hand out in front of it; that gets the job done. I'm not a professional by any means ^^;

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    Some photographs I took on Friday.

    Sunny morning
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    Village clock
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    Sites along the canal
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    More flowers
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    Most digital cameras these days have a macro setting that you can use. Are there any buttons on the outside of the camera that have a flower symbol? Something like this:



    If you've got it, give it a try when you're doing your next super close up. At this setting, you can focus on things that are extremely close, while greatly reducing the "depth of field", making the photographed object look larger than life (you quickly lose focus on things that are far from your focal depth).

    I'm no expert, either, but I did take a photography class in college that I thought was kind of fun.

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    Ah, this was my tenth year going to Fairport Canal Days, the festival in the village that takes place every first full weekend of June. Sunny day, camera close by, so much to see, how could I not take pictures?

    Beautiful, sunny morning
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    I went over an hour early to take some photos without the crowd, so all the vendors were still setting up their stands.
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    Cute and beautiful matryoshkas
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    Adorable glass animals, and a pretty glass flower
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    The Erie Canal and lift bridge
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    Going up!
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    What I was looking forward to the most: FOOD!
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    Ladies and gentleman, I present to you, butterfly fries.

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    Cherry strudel

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    There was plenty of train action today, just like any other day here. Didn't take many pictures, though.
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    More of the canal
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    And of course, some flowers. :)
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    Part two:

    Some random shots
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    Real mature...

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    The most random one: a large pile of pasta in the middle of the railroad tracks. I kid you not...
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    Hi there! To those who actually view this thread on a regular basis, I didn't update over the weekend, so now I'm going to make up for lost time. This will probably take a couple of posts... ^^;
    Friday's photos
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    Paper cat for Print Error :)
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    Today's:
    Flowers and random shots
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    Close-ups of the old barn
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    Roadside shots
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    More flowers
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    At Nick's Family Restaurant
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    To be continued...

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    Part Two: Sodus Point pics
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    Lighthouse Museum, random shots, and a view of the water
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    That's my grandpa.

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    (Big surprise) more flowers ...Can you tell I really like flowers?
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    Pretty leaves
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    Tossed in a rock

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    In town
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    I suppose that's plenty for now, and I hope you're enjoying these pictures.

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    Wow, you've really got a knack for those colorful close up shots! Those leaves in your last post were really beautiful, and the flowers look great as always. I also really love the way you frame your shots, some of the lighthouse museum ones were taken from really interesting angles.

    Keep it up, Epoida!

    Any updates from the Summer?

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    Whew, has it really been over two months since I've last updated? How time flies... This summer has brought me the good, the bad, and the ugly, but hasn't completely kept me from taking photographs! It's probably going to take a few posts to make up for all the lost time, but that's alright. :)

    Let's start with the garden nursery pictures. I took these on June 22; a fine, sunny day. You all can probably tell by now that I love flowers!
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    A group of various flowers
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    Basil
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    Caterpillar plant! :D
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    Fuschias
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    Gerbera daisies
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    Lotus flowers and pads (and frogs!)
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    Pansy
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    Swampy stuff
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    Wheelbarrow overturned
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    Wild daisies
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    This picture was taken at the florist shop in Wegmans later that day.
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    Well, this is enough for one day, but please stay tuned for more over the next few days or so; there's plenty more to come. Thanks for looking!
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    Love the Gerbera daisies and the lotus/frog shots! Keep them comin'~

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    Oh dear, I've been wanting to post pictures here more often, but for some reason, Imgur has been taking forever to load, if it ever does at all. I may have to try another image hosting site, which is kind of a bummer but not the end of the world. Thanks to all for checking out my photography, and thank you benjamminbrown for your nice compliments. Like I've said before, please stay tuned!

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