Monday, September 20, 2010

Black Hills Photo Shootout~Closeups Roughlock Falls

This is the first in a series of posts

that I will do about my experience

at the Black Hills Photo Shootout.

The first morning, my photo buddy, Dede, and I,

were like two little girls on Christmas morning

waiting for our parents to get out of bed

so that we could open presents!

Our photowalk was Black Hills Closeups


my favorite photography


macro & super-macro.

As far as my own personal photography,

this was my favorite session.

My favorite season in one of my favorite places in South Dakota.

Dede knew

from the moment we stepped

our shoes onto the path

that she and the group leader had lost me . . .

I was surrounded by infinite possibilities.

He could have assigned me a 10 x 10 foot square space

and said that I could not leave that square for

three hours.

I would have been completely content.


{Note:  My camera is a Canon PowerShot S3 IS.  It would be called a "point and shoot" by most, but I love it.  It's small and easy.  I have my favorite settings which are super-macro and SCN in the foliage setting on superfine quality.  In super-macro mode, I can touch my subject with the lens.  After this weekend, I am motivated to play some more with other techniques.  The only altering I did with these photos was trimming.  No color enhancing on this post.}

All photos copyright September 18, 2010, Jodene (Jodi) Shaw.


  1. Laura Deuter HeadrickSeptember 20, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Amazing! Stunningly beautiful! Such talent, Jodi!

  2. Very fun Jodi! It's great hearing your enthusiasm for your photography. Also, just love that second flower shot. It really looks like those water drops are sequins!

  3. Beautiful. I wish I could have met you at the Shoot Out. I will make a note to look for you next year. Love your blog too.

  4. I've been checking your blog since 5:00 waiting for you to post! I loved being your photo "buddy" and had fun seeing nature through two sets of eyes. I'll cherish these days spent like two little girls anxiously awaiting the anticipation of what was yet to come. Thanks, Jodi! You're one in a million!

  5. So glad you had a grand time and you had a photo taking buddy with! Anxious to see allllllll the photos. These are great! Love, Mom

  6. Love, love, love!! Beautiful! What kind of lens do you have? Looks like SO much fun!:)

  7. Dearest Jodi, these photos are gorgeous and i am a huge fan of macro & super-macro! Such a beautiful series that you are starting here. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

  8. Far flippin out! They are gorgeous, gorgeous photos! ♥♥♥

  9. Beautiful images and wonderful blog, Jodi! You truly write and photograph from the heart!

  10. Love it all! you have transported me there in all these beautiful images!!

  11. Awesome, Jodi! Can't wait to hear and see more!


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