The ultramacro lens for Sony Nex
Actually I do not think the Yasuhara Nanoha is not really a macro lens. It is more like the missing link between a macro lens and a microscope. The lens comes with a 3 LED lighting which is fixed to the lens. A screw driver is included, so you could remove it. There is also…
A snowflake of summer – a short one on magnification
There it is finally. The awakening of my lust for photography after a longer break. And the journey will start again, where it once started: In the macro dominion.
How much water does a bee need?
No really! That is no trick question. I visited the botanical garden today and it was hot. Not hot as in hot but hot as hot as in hell. So stand in the middle of all the plants and start to question myself: How much water does a bee hive need? Do bees actually need…
The beauty with the awful sound
I asked my dentist if I could have some old drills and I got lucky. And this is the beauty with the awful sound. Goosepimps anybody? I also changed the theme for my website to a more graphic one. The first page will look different by the time I have more entries, due to the…
Lined paper, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I tried to shoot another macro but wanted to use a different light. A bunch of paper was used – you can see the edges and lines of the paper. A white LED was the light source from the left and a laser pointer was used from…
Laser spring, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I did a macro of a spring from a pen. When trying different sorts of light I got nice interference patterns when lightpainting with a laser pointer. If you look at the stars on the right you can see them. I did less magnification so you can…
Sucked into a seashell
Sucked into a seashell, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. The funny thing on macros is that you see and realize the small details. Textures and colors get their own life on the big screen. In this one I used two LED-lamps as spots and had a 18-55mm reversed with approximately 50mm. I changed the…
The burning match
I was looking for some projects I can take inside. One of the things I always wanted to do was a burning match macro. The setup was as follows: I used a Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens on a retro adapter on a Canon 60D. In the shot it was 25mm. 2 flashlights directed at the…
Small print, now big
Small print, now big, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I tried some monochrome work and experimented with lighting. In the end there was this one shot I loved. Not only because the structures work so good – also because there is this piece of paper with black attached …