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Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.

To buy my photos, photo cards, and photo crafts of wildlife, pets, holidays and more, visit my Zazzle Photo store at https://www.zazzle.com/store/calmreflectionsphoto






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Tulip Still Lifes

I bought some tulips from the grocery store, not knowing what color they would be from curbside pickup.  Tulips don’t grow well in our yard,...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tulip Still Lifes

I bought some tulips from the grocery store, not knowing what color they would be from curbside pickup.  Tulips don’t grow well in our yard, so I thought it would be fun to photograph some.  I played with still lifes using 2 flashes and a flashlight on black velvet.


This was about shapes.


I shined a flashlight on the tulip and tried to get a reflection in the lens ball.


I used a red flashlight pointed at the bowl.


And played with black and white.


Just playing with 3s. 3 groups, 3 books











Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

Camera Club competition winners for March


Theme Still Life First place March

I spent some time working on still life photos for competition this month.  Since I could do them inside, they were easier then going out somewhere.  It took me several days to figure out how to get good light in my living room, since the window light wasn’t working and I can’t stand long enough to try a lot of ideas.  Walking is less painful than standing at this point.  I wanted to use the glass around the hurricane lamp, but I kept getting window reflections or flash bright spots, so I finally took it off.  I had to review how to use multiple flash with my new camera, a little complicated.   I think it would be fun to take the time to try to get it right with the glass, maybe using a black reflector.  The judge suggested moving the candle a little right to see all of it.


Advanced honorable mention March

From my musical rose collection.  I photographed a lot of roses to use for birthday photos on Facebook and for cards on zazzle.

Monday, March 8, 2021

An Icicle Day

From one of those storms on February 18th.  Notice how the eagle’s feathers are fluffed out to keep warm.  The icicles tell the story!