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Drilling through light

Drilling through light by stst31415
Drilling through light, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

It is Monday, autumn and I shoot a macro again. Today’s topic in macro monday is metal – so I chose a drill. And I drilled for light because this was the strangest thing ever I had to light. Whatever you do, you have to live with the highlights, the flares and the unwanted reflections.

One of the days when I know why I love and hate photography.

Tips of screws – seashell style

Tips of screws by stst31415
Tips of screws, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr.

If you ever wanted to know what the tops of screws look like then check out this macro. I reconfigured my retroadapter to f/16 and used a flash for the first time (with a soft box top and a white cloth as a reflector on the other side). A little bit too much sharpness, but I love it.

Low budget macro photography: First lessons learned

There is always a lesson to be learned. The more you know, the more you can learn.

Of course, this is not whatI learned this evening. I learned some things which were obvious and some thatwere even more obvious but it should be mentioned that things which are written down tend not to get lost that easy.

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