Monday, May 13, 2013

Macro Monday: Incandescent



Incandescent 2


The prompt for 52 Photos Project this week is "Crop it: a before and after view". Since this is the way I produce most of my macros these days, it seemed a perfect match for both memes.

I don't have a macro lens, but I can get about two to three feet away from the subject with my 50mm fixed. It takes very sharp photos, if I can get the focus just right. My little Canon G9 point and shoot lets me get very close, but it's hard to get a decent depth of field from inches away. So ... I take a wider shot with the T2i and crop the daylights out of it.

Here we have a burned out decorative lightbulb with rippled, iridescent glass, before and after the crop. My husband always shakes his head when I hoard stuff like this for its photo potential. Wait until he sees the six dozen broken egg shells I've been saving up.

Here's the "before" straight out of the camera:


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Posted for Macro Monday and for 52 Photos Project.

7 comments:

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Great idea! And I find it sometimes very hard as well to shoot a good macro! I crop and hope for the best....

Ruth said...

I love it, the patterns and colours in the glass...I look forward to seeing the eggshells ;)

Christian WeiƟ said...

Nice idea and shots, the canon 50 mm lenses make very sharp photos, I use also one.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Great to hear the background of such a lovely photo!

Laura said...

love that first image, wow!

Stewart M said...

Thats a great image - I really like the rainbow in the glass.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Nature in the Burbs said...

You took an ordinary object and made it look extraordinary. Well done.