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This photo was taken at the top of Raymondskill Falls; you can see the water rushing over the fall in the lower right corner. This pine tree had fallen at just the right angle. I like how the monochrome brings out the details in the tree bark and I applied a touch of extra post-processing [...]
While taking some photos one morning after rain had fallen, I noticed this flower. A contribution to Macro Monday and I Heart Macro #1 Canon EOS 7D (100mm, f/18, 1/30 sec, ISO400)
At first glance, this might be construed as some kind of glass dragonfly. Actually, it’s the screen from Nick’s cell phone, he dropped a mere 6 months after getting it. He’s quite adept at destroying them. My contribution to The Weekend in Black and White, 3-May-2013 Canon EOS 7D (100mm, f/8, 1/8 sec, ISO800) [...]
Yesterday, I asked you to guess the photo. The photo I posted yesterday is a crop of this photo, which is a macro selfie of my eye. I took my inspiration from Susan (who does great and creative selfies), I just put my warped twist on it. Yes, it was late in the day, eyes bloodshot [...]
Any idea what this is? It should be pretty easy. Check back tomorrow. Canon EOS 7D (100mm, f/3.5, 1/50 sec, ISO1600)
Isn’t this positively evil? It looks like something from a horror movie. It’s really a very thin ice formation hanging over a small creek. I enhanced the colors with HDR. A contribution to Macro Monday Canon EOS 7D (105mm, f/8, 1/15 sec, ISO400)
Any idea what this is? Another vision from my wacky mind. My contribution to Macro Monday and Weekly Top Shot #67, and NatureFoorstep Abstract. Scroll down for the answer. Canon EOS 7D (100mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec, ISO1600) It’s a stream of water from a small fountain, here is a photo of the setup. The [...]
My youngest son, Alex, noticed this and suggested I take a photo and I like d the idea. I took photos from from different angles and lighting to get this, you like? This was lighted from an overhead incandescent and a flash left of camera. Do you know what it is? Scroll down for the [...]
Every year for Christmas, I string light on a fence in our back yard (the fence is to allow Zephyr to spend some time outside). I normally don’t take them down until Spring because the light up the area. This year, on Christmas eve, we got a little snow, so I took the opportunity to [...]
Our neighbor gave us a nice flower arrangement, which sits on our kitchen table. At breakfast one morning, I noticed one of the lillys had a droplet on the stigma, so I grabbed the macro lens/tripod and went to town. You can see the anther in the background and in the droplet. It looks like [...]
My wildflowers have not taken well to the colder temps and most of them have died, although they continue to provide enjoyment. I have no clue what type of flower this was, but it makes a neat star pattern. These are my contributions to Weekend Reflections #162 and Macro Monday. Canon EOS 7D (100mm, f/5, 1/8 sec, ISO100) [...]
My wife has decorative dragonfly’s all over the place, so at first glance, I thought this was one of them. Since it was attached to a plant hangar outside, I began to think this was real and I was correct. A contribution to Macro Monday
Monaural (mono) sound? Does anything even have a stereo/mono setting anymore? This is a macro shot of the switch from my Dynaco Stereo 70 tube amplifier that I bought for $50 while a poor college student. It’s even cooler now and still sounds fine (I guess I should have cleaned the switch first). A contribution [...]
We’ve had a pretty long stretch of rainy weather of late. As I was leaving for work Wednesday, I found this leaf on the hood of my wife’s car. The sun provided the reflections for the little water drops and the fine details of the leaf came out in the monochrome conversion. My contribution to [...]
A contribution to Weekend Reflection #139. The photo of the setup for this photo is a little further down the post. It’s really very simple I used a closepin to clip a chive stem to the flag pole. Yes, you read that right, a chive stem. I sprayed the chive with a water bottle [...]
A beauty from my recent trip to Longwood gardens. My contribution to Macro Monday. Happy Easter!
One of the trees at Longwood Gardens had quite the prickly bark. It almost looks like the surface of a planet. I converted to monochrome using Silver EFEX Pro. My contribution to Macro Monday. Things are still crazy busy, but I scheduled a bunch of posts over the weekend.
This is a small saw blade, about 1″ (2.5cm) in diameter from my dad’s tool collection. Just something I found interesting for Macro Monday.
Another in the ‘distracted‘ series. I took this shot a few weeks ago when I was photographing some of my dad’s tools (these are taps in case you wondered). I was so bummed when I saw it on a computer screen because it seemed cluttered. I reshot to subject, using a bit of white [...]
I’m in to a pattern thing these days, if you haven’t noticed. I took a macro shot of circles embroidered on a pillow in our living room (here’s another). I thought it made for an interesting pattern. Converted to monochrome using Silver Efex Pro. My contribution to The Weekend in Black and White, 17-Feb-2012
Here’s another decorative pillow from our living room. The little squares are copper colored and offer a diffused reflection that I thought looked pretty interesting. I added a little pop with HDR Efex Pro. My A contribution to Weekend Reflections #126.
Another macro of a machine tool. I know it’s used to remove layers of wood or possibly metal, but I do not know the exact application. Converted to monochrome with Silver EFEX Pro using Ilford Delta 100 Pro film emulation. I’m pretty sure I was using a 31mm extension tube with the 100mm macro lens. [...]
This is a close-up of the handle of a tap wrench which I have used many, many times. This wrench is at least 50 years old and is probably more than 75 years old. When you tap a piece of metal, you need to lubricate it to avoid damage to the tap and the new [...]
I shot this at Peace Valley Park (link below) a few weeks ago, downstream of the dam. The water is perfectly smooth until it hits a rock barrier that crosses the stream. A slow shutter speed seems to amplify the contrast in stillness. A contribution for Weekend Reflections #125