This week I was hoping My Sunday Photo was going to be of the ice patterns on our car windscreen. The mornings have been bitterly cold, so this morning when I got up with time to mess around I was disappointed to see no ice.
Wandering around the garden looking for alternative inspiration I came across a skeleton leaf. Now that, I thought would make a nice subject for me to practice macro photography.
Last week, when I had my first go at reverse ring macro photograph I was happy with the result but wanted to open up the point of focus. When reversing a lens to use for macro photography you lose precise control of the aperture and I had it fully open. When photographing this skeleton leaf I had the aperture held half open with a small blob of Blu-Tac… Who knew Blu-Tac was so handy?
I have since learned that there is such a thing as an aperture control adaptor that can be fitted to the open end of the lens. Not only does it allow for aperture control, but also protects the vulnerable open end of the lens, making it something I will be investing in. They are a bit pricier than the reverse ring but still won’t break the bank.
So without further ado… Or waffling… Here is…
My Sunday Photo
The skeleton leaf is no longer than two inches in length but looks huge.
We can appreciate the delicate ‘bones’ of a leaf when photographed close up.
What have you photographed this week?
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