During my little photo-walk around Island Lake on Saturday morning, I was grateful for the hindsight in bringing along my macro lens. I had started out with my trusty 50mm, snapping shots of scenery, boats, birds … but then I slapped on the macro and changed my perspective. I started taking in the little things.

It’s good to stop and figuratively smell the roses.

Or in this case, the berries :)


Our prompt this week for focus52 is ‘thankful’ and although I took this photo last week (isn’t that always the way?) I am thankful for these moments when I can slow down and look at the beauty around me.

We should all do more of that.


kimklassencafeKim Klassen’s fantastic Texture Tuesdays – come join the party! Thank you Kim, for the fabulous textures. Sweettart at 76% overly, Stamped Softly at 29% soft light.

This post is a portion of my focus52 project, hosted right here at twoscoopz! Visit or join the focus52 flickr group here. My own focus52 project can be found on flickr here or by clicking ‘my f52’ in the category list to the right.

  • Cedar
    Posted at 01:23h, 22 November Reply

    Oh, just gorgeous! Perfect selective focus! Love this!

    • janice
      Posted at 01:58h, 22 November Reply

      Thank you!

  • kareninkenai
    Posted at 03:20h, 22 November Reply

    very lovely detail in those berries; great DOF; and, wonderful processing. thank you, kareninkenai {texture tuesdays}

  • Ruth West
    Posted at 06:31h, 22 November Reply

    I know what you mean about macro making you see the little things, I love this image, the berries are beautiful, the processing works really well too!

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 07:48h, 22 November Reply

    Wonderful in every way!!

  • Leah C
    Posted at 09:15h, 22 November Reply

    “Berry” Beautiful!!

    • janice
      Posted at 15:40h, 22 November Reply

      LOL!!! LOVE that! :D

  • Linda
    Posted at 10:24h, 22 November Reply

    Macro photography opens a whole new world….this is gorgeous! Love the colors and delicate texture application.

  • Pat
    Posted at 11:01h, 22 November Reply

    I like how the berries in the foreground pop!

  • deborah
    Posted at 11:37h, 22 November Reply

    great photography and fantastic rendering!

  • Pat
    Posted at 12:29h, 22 November Reply

    I love your point of focus in this image!

  • Rosie Grey
    Posted at 14:00h, 22 November Reply

    This is so wonderful! I love it!

  • janice
    Posted at 15:40h, 22 November Reply

    Thanks everyone! Kim’s textures make me look good :)

  • Connie Smiley
    Posted at 16:13h, 22 November Reply

    Beautiful image, and you are so right about stopping to be thankful!

  • fotogran
    Posted at 16:31h, 22 November Reply

    These berries are beautiful Love your DOF

  • Amarie
    Posted at 20:30h, 22 November Reply

    Very beautiful! Love the focus!

  • suzanne carter
    Posted at 01:08h, 23 November Reply

    I love your image, it is beautiful and I love the edits and texture you used

  • Camelia
    Posted at 08:55h, 24 November Reply

    I love it ! :)

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