Saturday, May 3, 2008

iBOT - helps me get where I need to go

I have a passion for macro photography. I can be
incredibly sad, angry, stressed, and/or frustrated
and then go out to my garden and do some macro
photography and it never fails to put me in a better
mood.

Before I had my bot, there were often times I couldn't
get to something I wanted to photograph. For
example, yesterday my daughter and I were out for a
walk and I saw a cool viney, twisty thingy. It was
growing over a tall fence. I never would have been
able to photograph it in my manual chair because I
couldn't get close enough to it. I was in my iBOT so
I first attempted to photograph it while in balance.
The dithering kept me from being able to hold the
camera still enough. No problem though. I went into
4 wheel drive and put it in the highest setting. The
highest setting in 4 wheel is almost as high as the
lowest setting in Balance.

I got these shots, which totally thrilled me because,
second to puppies, twisty botanical stuff is my most
favorite subject to photograph.



If you are interested in seeing more of my photography,
click here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool!

Nancy

Richard said...

Those (also on the link) are very beautiful photos. I especially like the first one; it has an almost wrought-iron look to it.

P said...

;0)

Anonymous said...

Great hobby. What did you set the camera at and how close were you to the subject?

Wheelchair Revolution/These Things Make Me Happy said...

Thank you Nancy, Richard, and P!

Anonymous. I was, I dunno, maybe five inches from the subject. I used a macro lens. It is a great hobby!