Macro Mondays: Dots and Stripes

Monday, November 26th, 2018

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Mondays group is “Dots and Stripes.” From this week’s instructions (from Cartale):

For this week’s Macro Mondays theme, we will visit those lovely patterns that we like, love or even dislike. Put those macro lenses to use by capturing Dots and Stripes. These wonderful patterns can be found in mathematics, texture, furniture and clothing just to name a few.

There is a catch though. You will have to make sure that you have several “kinds” of these patterns in the same shot. It can be smaller vs bigger, different colored ones, dots vs stripes or even a mix with different variations. The important thing is to ensure that if you go for dots there are two kinds of dots or more in the shot, and if you go for stripes ensure that there are  two or more in the same shot.

In simple terms, dots – more than one, and of different styles. Stripes, more than one and of different styles. Dots and stripes together, already different, so that will work too. No single dot nor single stripe.

NOTE: Text and typewritten pages or documents will not be allowed and will be removed by the moderators.

Remember, if you replace your subject with a ruler and you can see more than 75mm/3″ your photo is too large. Take your photo this week, follow the other group rules and have fun. Tag your photos “MacroMondays” and “Dots and Stripes”.

Tourist Trinket

Curtis and I got to take a rare vacation the week before last. It took months and months of planning and a whole team of people here to help. I haven’t been shooting or posting much because Anna has been in crisis for all of October and November. It’s been really bad. Very bad. We worried that we shouldn’t go on vacation at all but our trip was prepaid and nonrefundable. Anna’s educational, medical, and psychiatric team all said to go… so we went.

Curtis and I spent a week in Cancun. We went to an all-inclusive resort and did nothing at all. It took 3.5 days to actually relax. We slept. We swam. We went on a catamaran and he snorkeled. We drank. A lot. And ate. A lot. We finally relaxed.

On our way back, we picked up some presents for the kids and family. We got this blanket as a free thank you gift from the vendor after we purchased all of our presents. It’s beautiful. Handwoven, colorful, and special. You can see the varying stripes of color as well as the threads under the weave. I love it.

Thank you to my mom, Jenny, Olivia, and all the folks at CLHS for helping while we were gone. We love you. <3

New Braunfels macro photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/11 | 1/160 | ISO 200

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