Posted on June 10, 2017
Macro Moments Challenge #39 looks for something in black & white; or something that is black and white. Either way, I think this fits the bill: a close-up of the characteristic top of one of my small collection (accumulated over a period of more than thirty years) of Mont Blanc Meisterstuck writing instruments.
Like most people, I imagine, my writing nowadays is usually done with a keyboard, but whenever the need or opportunity arises I still like to use an old-fashioned fountain pen. My absolute favourite is the big old Mont Blanc 149 that I bought in 1985. This is a smaller version, sitting in a mug on my desk.
Posted on May 3, 2017
This unfolding tulip was in a floral display in the town of Confolens that I happened on just after it had rained. As we’re not looking for bokeh this time, I’ve eliminated any background distractions during the editing process.
(I posted a black & white image of the next tulip along as a contribution to Cee’s current Black & White Challenge.)
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ2.8 lens at 70mm. 1/1000 at ƒ2.8 ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Posted on April 19, 2017
I should probably have submitted this close-up image of a budding magnolia a month ago, when the official theme was ‘Spring’ (mea culpa – I didn’t notice). Hopefully, though, it’s not too late. And it does have some Bokeh to fulfil this week’s requirement.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ2.8 lens at 62mm. 1/3000 at ƒ2.8 ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom
Posted on April 5, 2017
It usually comes out of a can, of course, but the surface of a fresh pineapple is fascinating when viewed in close-up.
More macro images at Susan Gutterman’s macro challenge here: Macro Moments: Week 35
Posted on March 15, 2017
This week, another close-up of part of the mechanism of our vintage Singer sewing machine. This is a detail of the bobbin winder. It looks to be in pretty good shape for something that’s exactly a hundred years old this year.
Macro Moments Week 34
Posted on March 1, 2017
Maintaining the stitching theme after last week’s thimble, here is a close-up of part of the mechanism of the vintage Singer sewing machine that we acquired last year. I believe this bit is called the presser foot – including the integral thumb screw.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 105mm ƒ2.8 Macro lens. 1/125 at ƒ3.3 using built-in flash. ISO 1250. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
More macro images to be found hosted by Sue Gutterman at Musin’ With Susan.
Macro Moments Week 33
Posted on February 22, 2017
Madame just loves elephants, and she loves sewing (quilting in particular) too. So when we saw this thimble decorated with a baby elephant, well it just had to join the collection.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 105mm ƒ2.8 lens at ƒ3.3. 1/125 with built-in flash. ISO 1000. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Macro Moments Week 32