GGW Picture This Contest/Jan 2011 – Cute As A Button

This month’s Picture This Contest at Gardening Gone Wild is a fun theme:  Macro In A Mason Jar.  I first read of the technique on David Perry’s blog, and David is the creator and judge of this month’s contest.  It’s a fun technique for taking macro shots and you can read about the method at GGW or on David’s blog, even if you don’t intend to enter a photo.

I took a few shots using some beads, pennies, and polished stones, but the buttons appealed to me most — perhaps it’s the bright colour on a dark, grey day.

I simply put a few buttons in the bottom of a Mason jar and using natural window light, took a few shots.  I shook the bottle a few times to try to rearrange the buttons.

My entry for the contest, below.  I can’t wait to try this with some summer blooms!


Gardening Gone Wild: Gone GREEN

This month, GGW’s Picture This Photo Contest’s theme is ‘Green World’, and this is the photo I chose to enter for April.  This is a verbena leaf, taken on a rainy day.  I like the way the hairy little stems capture the light and outline the leaf and I hope it is a good representation of the colour GREEN.

GGW Sept “Picture This” Contest: Grasses

Gardening Gone Wild, Sept 2009 Photo Contest:  GRASSESFrom Gardening Gone Wild’s site:  With September’s Picture This Photo Contest, we continue selecting the best of the best of our colleagues to judge what has quickly become a great place for budding and experienced photographers alike to share photos and in some cases, to be singled out as winners for the month.  And so it should come as no suprise to any of you that Nan Ondra, our judge this month,  has chosen ornamental grasses as the subject.

Why not enter a photo of your own?  You can find the rules here.