Photo Blog 64

29 05 2009

Today’s theme is: TINY. I played with the extreme macro technique again at home using my sigma 70-300mm lens which I could easily tape the 50mm lens to so I didn’t have to keep trying to hold it in place. Still quite difficult to get things right but much, much easier. The setup looked like this:

Setup photo

Setup photo

So first a demonstration of how close you can get with a 300mm lens. This is the top of a whisky bottle case. The first using a standard 105mm lens and then at 81mm with an inverted 50mm and finally 300mm with an inverted 50mm.

Small (105mm)

Small (105mm)


Medium (81mm + inverted 50mm)

Medium (81mm + inverted 50mm)


Large (300mm + inverted 50mm)

Large (300mm + inverted 50mm)

And finally a couple of shots that are what I was playing with. The first is of a small parsley leaf. I liked the colour and its contrast with the black background. I wet it slightly for interesting specular reflections:

Parsley Leaf (f22 3/10s 70mm+inverted50mm)

Parsley Leaf (f22 3/10s 70mm+inverted50mm)

The second photo is of the edge of a DVD. Interesting that it says technicolor… There were also really interesting effects when using different aperture settings. At this level there are optical effects that mean there is distortion when using wider apertures. But this can look kind of cool as seen in this:

Technicolor (f8.0 1/13 86mm + inverted 50mm)

Technicolor (f8.0 1/13 86mm + inverted 50mm)

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30 05 2009
Alyona

Glad to see my parsley is still alive and being used constructively…

31 05 2009
Chancho

Love the shot of the Parsley and the CD/DVD. Especially like the diffraction of the lettering – gives it quite an 80’s retro vibe. Except DVD’s weren’t invented in the 80’s!

Σ:8)

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