No work today. Yeah! I really do enjoy working, but I like the fact that I only work 4 days a week. I went out last night about 7:00 again, but it was darker than usual because a storm was moving in. This flower was taken in black and white with fill flash. I really like the way it make the flower stand out from the background. I did some experimenting last night with black and white with fill flash and moving the camera away from the object to soft the flash and zooming in to get the detail.
I'm doing laundry today, and making my last batch of jelly. I also need to practice some of my icing techniques. I got to do an order cake yesterday. That was pretty exciting. I had to spray a sky, add icing and create texture for sand then spray it, make block and rocks out of icing and put stars in the sky. It was a Wall-E and Eve cake. I need to watch more children's movies/TV. I have no idea who Wall-E and Eve are!
I also made a Care Bear cake with a sprayed rainbow and clouds. That turned out pretty good, too. I still have a lot to learn, but I've come a long way in one week. Using the air brush gun to add color is one of the really cool things I get to do. I still need to learn how to make roses, and other flowers, and do swirls. Mine are all lopsided!
This shot of the grasshopper is one of those lucky accidents. I was looking for praying mantis or dragonflies, but I love the detail in this critter! Again, it's black and white with fill flash. It was still light enough that the automatic settings weren't firing the flash. I'm pretty sure I zoomed in on him to keep from scaring him, but he saw me. The eye is fantastic!