So here I am, vacationing in the mountains of NW Arkansas, surrounded by colorful fall foliage, wide varieties of wildlife, and virtually limitless scenery, and I’m submitting a macro flower shot that could’ve been taken pretty much anywhere for the 365 picture?

Yep.

It’s not that I didn’t take any landscape pictures—rather, it’s not that I didn’t tryto make some landscape pictures—in fact, I shot 350+ pictures today, not including the roughly 50 that I deleted before importing, plus another 40 or 50 on the iPhone.

It’s just that I was in no way satisfied with any of the pictures I made, despite Mom walking by and proclaiming the sunrise captures ‘beautiful.’

And this picture is pretty. I like it. I think it would look ok printed fairly large and hanging above a sofa, so it goes up, and the landscape pictures—many of them HDR or pano and not yet manipulated—are nowhere near the sofa-worthy test. 😀

D7000. Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5 Series 1 (Kiron), in Macro mode. ISO200, 1/80th (APmode), f/3.5, -1 EV. About 8 minutes of slider play in Aperture to really pour some candy on it, if you know what I mean.

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