macro photography

Cherry

Having been a collector of model cars for quite some time, I own more of these than I should admit in public. :-) We boys, love our toys. Many of these are traded online and some have increased in value as they were limited productions to begin with. In this post I share with you "Cherry", a 1:18 scale die cast metal 1956 Chevy Bel Air.

Cherry - 1956 Chevy
Cherry - 1956 Chevy

To create this photo I simply used a 24" x 24" marble floor tile and a houseplant as a backdrop.  How's that for a low-budget production? ;-)

Cherry - Rear View
Cherry - Rear View

I'm working a special project which has cut into my cyberspace travel time this week, but I'll be catching up soon.

Have a great day  and thanks for visiting!

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikon 18-55mm with  46mm Macro adapter.

Processing: Photoshop CS5onOne FocalPoint 2

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Along Came a Spider

Welcome back good people, I really hope you had a great weekend and also had an opportunity to make a memory or three. :-) My weekend was a little busy but it still provided a break from the regular routine.  We endured quite a few thunderstorms the past several days, as Summer begins to wane and another seasonal transition gets underway. Just after one of those storms I headed out to my truck to get something off of the back seat. As I opened the rear door I saw this well constructed spider web leading from the rear window to the truck bed. I then looked for the spider, finding he or she nestled in the space around the window. well, like any photog worth his or her salt, I patiently waited for the spider to get back to work. I captured several shots, including the one below.

Since it's Monday and my friend Ed Prescott has a Macro Monday Series, I thought I would join in on the fun this week.

I hope you enjoy the shot and have a spectacular day!

Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000 Lens: Nikon 18-55mm with  46mm Macro adapter. Processing: Photoshop CS5HDR Efex Pro Color Efex Pro

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Daylily Droplets

In today's post I dive back into the world of macro photography. This is something I really plan to do more of as time progresses as I realize that macro is a whole other universe, one that generates lots of ideas. In a previous post I was quenching the thirst of a Daylily while hanging out and beating the heat one early afternoon. The shot below is from that same outing and shows another Daylily. How many of those things are in existence anyway? Seems to be more species than you can count. :-)

The water droplets in this image are from a sprinkler, not actual rain water, but I learned a little something from that earlier post. Many photogs actually travel with spray bottles of water to add some effect to their shots, according to my man Len Saltiel. This was an idea that never crossed my mind but one that I'll not forget as it may come in handy someday.

Anyhow, on to today's image.

Have a great day folks and I'll see you out there as I make the rounds and help spread this wonderful craft we love.

Daylily Droplets
Daylily Droplets
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000Lens: Nikon 18-55mm with  46mm Macro adapter. Processing: Photoshop CS5

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Purple Daisy

Purple Daisy - After a Storm
Purple Daisy - After a Storm

At the time this image was captured it was early Spring and the weather has been in a cold and rainy period. After a storm I was out and came upon this freshly planted patch of Daisies, so I grab one to start the macro image category here at JJV.

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An even closer look...

Purple Daisy - Capture 2
Purple Daisy - Capture 2

Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Crystal Vision 46mm Super Wide Angle with Macro

Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

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