Playing With Light
Photo-A-Day #1461

I received a birthday card from my grandmother and grandfather today. She put some confetti in it. I thought it would look cool in a glass of water in the dark with flashlights shined upon it. I got out the tripod, flashlight and a headlamp. I set up the camera so that the macro was set to shoot the glass. I set the focus and shut off the lights. I then hit the shutter, flicked on the flashlight a couple of times. I got a bunch of really noisy ones and this one was the best of the bunch. Oh and I forgot to put in the confetti.

I’m trying to be more creative and use my manual settings more. I read this really great post from another person who is doing the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge. He put together 33 strategies to Creative Capital. The post was really good with some great ideas. I’m learning some great stuff from this challenge and meeting some nice people along the way.

Today’s challenge was to promote a post. Since I really liked the 10 Essential Items for IZEAFest 2009 post that I wrote yesterday I went towards promoting that one. However, the great one that needs the most promotion right now is for Blogs, Brews and Belly Laughs II. I really need comments for that post and hope that you take the time to do that as well as take the time to join my IZEA Insider crew the “I’m Not A Famous Blogger” Crew on SocialSpark.

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18 Responses to “Playing With Light”

  1. Marly says:

    Happy Birthday Ben 🙂

  2. Grandfather says:

    Interesting picture, very creative. You have always been creative. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, son!

  3. Drew says:

    Thanks very much Marly. I appreciate you stopping by my blog with birthday cheer.

  4. Drew says:

    Thank you Dad.
    I learned the basics of photography and love for it from you.

  5. Chica says:

    Happy Birthday Drew! I love the photo, the colors really pop. 🙂

    Chicas last blog post..Chica + Toad

  6. Drew says:

    Thanks Chica,

    I appreciate the birthday wishes very much. Glad you like the photo too.

    What do you think of this post? I’d love to get your take.

  7. smashill says:

    Thanks for the shout, I appreciate that you like my post! 🙂

  8. Drew says:

    You wrote a great post, I had to mention it. 🙂

  9. Baba says:

    Happy Birthday! Love the sparkle!

    Babas last blog post..Twitter Tees!

  10. stephen says:

    HAPPY Birthday

  11. Drew says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes Baba!

  12. Drew says:

    Thanks Stephen,
    I’m happy to say there were no hard feelings with my April Fools Prank.

  13. Olight says:

    Nice shot – which macro lens did you use?

  14. Drew says:

    I have a sigma 70mm-300mm with macro setting.

  15. Olight says:

    Thanks for the reply!

    Just did a quick search and the Sigma 70mm-300mm is quite reasonably priced.

    Do you know if this lens would be suitable for taking product pictues (small flashlights). I have been looking at some macro lenses for my Canon 400D, but the prices are a bit high.

  16. Drew says:


    I’m not sure how it would be for shooting products. You have to get pretty far away just to shoot macro. But it is my favorite lens.

  17. Olight says:


    The specs show it as .95 meters in macro mode, which could be a bit far.

    Might pick one up anyway for general use – looks like a decent lens for the money.

  18. Drew says:

    Well, it is a good lens, I think you will enjoy it.

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