Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: The Clickin Walk!

I have been talking in my posts so far this week about the Clickin Walk. 2012 was the 2nd annual walk hosted by the Clickin Moms site. Basically it is a get together where photographers (many who also are moms :o) walk around a city or place and take pictures while learning from each other and enjoying getting to know one another. Last year I went knowing one person and with a bit of hesitation over what it would be like. This year I went knowing more people and ready to fully embrace the experience. I was not disappointed! I got to walk and talk with old friends, get to know new ones, learn about cameras and lenses, get my picture taken by someone on the street and photograph a bunch of very cool locations! Here are some of my favorite shots...

Settings: ISO 400, 50mm, ss1/1250, f/11
Taken at the top of the tower at the Volunteer Park Conservatory (beginning of our walk)

Settings: ISO 400, 50mm, ss1/50, f/22
One of the houses on Millionaires Row

Settings: ISO 400, 50mm, ss1/80, f/6.3

Settings: ISO 400, 50mm, ss1/250, f/6.3

Settings: ISO 400, 50mm, ss1/80, f/6.3
Flowers outside of one of the flower shops on our route

Settings: ISO 400, 50mm, ss1/200, f/8.0
Interesting plant in the Thomas Street Community Garden

Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/1000, f/5.0
Buds in the Thomas Street Community Garden

Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/800, f/5.0
Flower petals in the Thomas Street Community Garden

Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/500, f/5.0
Water spout in the Thomas Street Community Garden

Following the walk one of the leaders was gracious enough to share her tips for shooting macro shots. She is AMAZING and I learned so much from her. Her name is Kara and you should take a look at her work. It was such a great experience to see her passion for this type of photography. Passionate people inspire me! We shot in the Volunteer Park Conservatory which had a TON of macro opportunities. Here are a few of my favorite shots. I have to say that I will without a doubt be out shooting more macros soon. Especially now that I bought a 100mm macro from a friend. I can't wait!

Settings: ISO 400, 100mm, ss1/200, f/4.5

Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/250, f/5.6

Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/200, f/5.6

Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/320, f/5.0

Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/250, f/5.0

Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/320, f/5.0

Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/200, f/8.0
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  1. A Clickin Walk sounds like so much fun! LOVE all your shots - and I can't wait until we move back 'home' next year to the Seattle area. :)

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  2. What a fun time that would be! Love the macros and I'm looking forward to seeing more of them! :)

  3. How pretty! I want to go to Seattle. Thanks for sharing. Stop by my site and say hello if you've got the time :)

  4. So many amazing photos! Looks like such a fun time. I would love to go on a photo walk like this!

  5. These are amazing! I wonder if there was one here in Boston!

  6. I want to go on a click walk! I need to check that out!

  7. Oh what lovely things you came across- I would love to be able to do this one day.

  8. Beautiful images...
    Have a great evening! :)

  9. So many really fabulous finds, and what fun!!

  10. Emily, Your macro shots are SO lovely, rich in details and colors! As to sunrise locations, I have two east facing favorites... Kerry Park on south Queen Anne Hill and in SeaTac. In SeaTac on Military Road South (on the east shoulder) about a 1/4 block south of 188th Street (near SeaTac Cityhall). That's where I was yesterday with my daughter and have found it to be an excellent spot, both for Mount Rainier, the Cascades and the actual rising sun... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #51!


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