Monday, November 12, 2012

Macro Monday! - {Tampa Bay Photographer}

Each year we attend theNative Rhythms Festival in Melbourne, Fl.  We usually stay at the same cottages on the beach nearby.  And each year I find new things on the beach to photograph!  It's a beautiful beach with little built up near it.  I'll show you more from there in an upcoming post, but for today, I am going to share the macros from our stay and well, one extra special photo.  My oldest, yet still my baby turned 18 today.  I just can' believe how quickly time flies.  My youngest's birthday also fell on a Monday this year and I did some detail shots of her - newborn photography style.  I didn't get to do that today with my oldest, but I will share those with you next week!

 There's a gorgeous picket fence out back of the cottage where we stay.

Beautiful red veining in the sea grapes.  I've never noticed it to be so red before!

Ever wondered what a sand spur looks like?  Well here you go!  Looks mean doesn't it??  Sure doesn't surprise me considering how much they hurt!  The first day I went "off road" and walked onto the grass to get a different angled shot of the fence WITHOUT shoes. Big mistake.  Came out of there with probably 15 sand spurs on my feet!  After that it seemed like no matter where I walked, I got one!  

This was a really cool find.  At first we thought it was a piece of concrete washed up on the shore, but upon closer inspection, it looks like crushed and compressed sea shells.  I've never seen anything like it.  

Something else I've never seen were these little green bean pod appearing, bean pods sprouting all over the shores edge.

There were dozens and the next morning even further up the beach than the day before!

Right near the sea wall was this vine with some kind of pods.  

I love having my morning coffee on the beach!  If I ever win the lottery, I'm getting a beach house!

This is my 18 year old!  Happy Birthday!  xoxoxoxo


  1. Happy Birthday to your oldest!! She loos beautiful in the photo. Great macro's, as well. :-)

  2. those are great! I love macro photography!

  3. Happy 18th . . . What a pretty girl!

  4. I'd be your neighbor on the beach cause if I'd win the lotto too I'd get one. Love the beach...and know all too well about sand spurs. Love the first image and happy b-day to your beautiful daughter.

  5. Oooo, I am a sucker for detail shots! Love these!! And happy birthday to your daughter!!!!

  6. Such cool shots! I really need a macro lens! lol

  7. Happy Birthday to your oldest!! I also enjoyed looking at these macro shoots of the beach on a day like today when it is cold and rainy. Makes me want to run away to the beach.

  8. Ooooh, I am trying to pick a favourite but I just can't - they are all beautiful!

    Happy birthday to your baby girl!