Have any of you wondered what a Maple Tree bud looks like as it first begins to come back to Life? Well I wondered yesterday and so I prepared my macro lense, went into our basement to get a step ladder, and went out to look. I found treasure. I could NOT believe my eyes. Every day I view many photoblogs and I have yet to see what I photographed. You will be amazed. Amazingly awe amazed.
Keep in mind, the books I have read say when using a macro lense to always use a tripod. Now, the places I have had my camera in it is not possible to have a tripod, so I become the human tripod. As you journey along to view the images I am about to present to you, I will be telling you my experience in how I managed to snap the amazing beauty I saw. Are you ready? Here we go!
[The ONLY editing done was cropping and sharpening. Nothing else. No special effects are used.]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Placing my stepladder under my tree, camera in one hand, strap safe round my neck, I began to shake
even before I climbed
that (darn) ladder.Nothing to balance on.
Nothing to steady me.Took a deep breath and up I went. Shaking’ legs OH NO! Breeze still blowing’ OH NO! Steady she goes steady!! Holding a branch in one hand to cease the sway camera in the other holding my breath
SNAP!!Putting the ladder in a new spot climbed up legs a shakin’ Nothing to hold on to. Bracing against the ladder itself my shins against wood.
SNAP!!Holdin’ breath Holdin’ branch
“Wind STOP blowin’!!!”
Look at that!
SNAP!!One more move one more climb
legs a shakin’
hands a shakin’
wind a blownin’
“OH, Mother, HELP!!!!!”
Once more, come on!
And here it comes
Hold breath, steady steady …
And that is how beauty is created.