Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #172: A Day of the Week


This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #172, Amy invites everyone to share a Day of the Week.

It’s not everyday I get to walk around my backyard garden with my camera and it’s certainly not everyday I get to play with my macro lens filters. The last time I took any photos with my camera was on September 1, 2021 and with life revolving around work, mom, and her family, I find having quiet moment to myself to be quite scarce these days and am grateful for every moment I got.

These photos were all taken on October 30, 2021 when I suddenly found myself alone at home. Mom had just taken off to do some yard work at her house – the one she refuses to live in. Quickly, I ran upstairs, grabbed my camera, and almost sprinted into the backyard.

Alright, camera focused, pressing button down. I waited in anticipation for the shutter sound but it never came. What was wrong? On the screen displayed an error: No Memory Card.

Darn! I forgot, the memory card is still in my laptop’s card-slot.

I ran back into the house and up the stairs. Might as well grab the macro lens-filter kit while I’m here, except where is it?

Taken with a +4 macro lens filter

I began searching everywhere – the boxes in the closet, my travel camera-bag – where could it be? Then I suddenly remembered – the secret compartment in my camera bag and there it was.

Rushing back downstairs into the backyard, I began searching for an angle. I chose to focus on cosmos at first because these are the only remaining flowers blooming at the moment. After the temperature dipped below freezing a few weeks back, most of my summer plants died overnight.

There aren’t many angles to take pictures of cosmos or flowers, I’m discovering – front, side, behind, from the bottom up. I’m not sure which I like the best.

I am going to close with a photo of these Speedwell aka Veronica. I planted these in the ground late August and it looks like it’s reblooming. These moments of solitude, though short, have been wonderful. Not only did I got some wonderful photos, I got to be alone with my thoughts.

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