I do have a correction to make. In the last post in this series, in which I am playing around with macro photography, I said that I had used the smallest of the macro lens spacers. The 20mm is not, it turns out, the smallest one.
These photos are taken with the smallest one… the 12mm.
I am still not sure which of the three sizes take the best close up macro photos.
Or if it is possible to take photos just like these with the correct distancing of the camera with a regular or zoom lens…
But I know I love these photos.
I am still planning on taking some macro photos of stuff around the house and garden, and then cropping them down to one very small area, and turning it into a game where you have to guess what the photos are of.
I might also take the macro lenses down to that pavilion in Balboa Park in San Diego, and take some macro pictures of those crazy-beautiful orchids they grow there.
Who doesn’t want to get up close and personal with some orchid sexy bits?
I do also agree with my older daughter, who says that most of these photos seem a little on the dark side. Sticking the lens right up against stuff tends to cut off the light source. Yes, I can lighten them up in Photoshop, but for now, I am just getting used to the macro lens spacer thingies.
These are all pictures of that ‘fire bowl’ I made in my glass blowing class.