art, culture, photo-of-the-day, photography

Lens-Artists Photo Challange 130: “It‚Äôs a Small World”

This week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge is hosted by Anne and she takes us with her in the tiny world of macro photography. She’s right, one can discover a lot with a macro or even a micro lens. Macro photography is defined by everything up to a scale of 1:1. When using a lens able to use at scales between 1:10 and 10:1 you’re talking about micro photography.

A common macro lens is usually working up to the scale of 1:1. But, there are options available to boost the scale being this i.e. by involving extenders, bellows and reverse adapters. I own a set up extenders and a revers adapter und use them sometimes.

Below, I assembled a collection of images taken with my 105mm macro lens, a 35mm prime lens attached via retro adapter or with a 400mm telephoto lens by using extention tubes. You see, there are different ways to do macro photography. Btw. the easiest way is using a macro lens, but the most fascinating one is the retro adapter (end even the cheapest oneūüėä). In case your interested in a howto, drop me a line and ask, what you want to knowūüėä.

Btw. you can find many more examples here in my blog.

art, culture, flowers, food, macro, nature, photography, review, still life

hard time for photographers!?

You know, each first Saturday of a month I meet with some other photographers for our monthly roundtable. We’re not only sitting somewhere and talking. But, we meet somewhere to walk around and take some photos. Later we’re visiting a restaurant for having dinner.

Currently, this isn’t possible because of the governmental restrictions because of the Covid19 pandemic. Although the restrictions here in Germany are not so hard as they are in France, Spain or Italy, where you’re not allowed to leave your home for other topics than going to work, doing your groceries or walk your dog (only very short distances are allowed). Here in Germany, we’re still allowed to go out, but we need to keep a distance of at least 1,5m (~5 ft.). Only the essential stores are allowed to open: supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies, doctors, hospitals. Everyone else should work from home, wherever it is possible. Even doing your groceries is quite hard under these circumstances. Some products are rare in the supermarkets and out for weeks now like flour, toilet paper, pasta or yeast. But, most products are available even though not in every supermarket.

Back to our monthly photographer’s roundtable. We met yesterday as usual, but not at about 14:00h as we usually do. Instead, we met at 19:00h. And we did not meet in person somewhere, but we set up a video conference to see each other and talk a bit. To have a specific topic to start with, I organized a theme for us. As I have some inspiring cards for photographers, I drew one card for each participant and transmitted a photo of the card via messenger last weekend. So everyone had one week to prepare some images to show during our video conference. As everyone had a different topic to work on, it was very interesting to see the results.¬†8 of us 10 regular participants were there. The two missings were prevented for private reasons on short-notice. Nevertheless, it was a nice evening (considering the circumstances).

My topic was “backlit”. All images are taken with my DSLR camera and were not a result of post-processing or some other graphical works. All images are taken last week. The images are looking way better in a bigger size. So you can resize them by clicking on then.

 

 

So, being not allowed to leave your home must not hinder you to take your camera and take some photos. In case you don’t have an idea, drop me a line and I’ll give you an assignment for the next week ūüėÄ

Take care and stay healthy

 

art, landscape, long exposure, nature, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 5-09 / 215

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole.

“Monochrome Madness” is now in its fifth year of existence. Look at Leanne’s site on Wednesday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.¬†The conditions are ¬†published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, flowers, macro, photography, plants, seasons, world

Throwback Thursday: Shrivelled Rose

Here we have another image taken with the Pentacon 100/2.8. I told you a bit more about that lens¬†last year. It’s a violet blooming rose.¬†The rose in the image was really blooming in violet.

I really like the small field of depth, especially when using the lens for taking macro images. Although, you can’t really speak of macro images, when having a minimum distance of about 60-70 cm from your subject.

Take care!

abstract, art, flowers, macro, nature, photography, plants, seasons, world

Monochrome Madness 4-50

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole for more than four years now. Look at here site on Wednesday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.¬†The conditions are ¬†published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, culture, people, photography, street, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-12

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.¬†The conditions are ¬†published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, culture, people, photography, street, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-06

 

It’s time for a theme at Monochrom Madness Challenge again and it’t “repetition”.

Here we have a self-service bike rental station in Paris. Check out a bike in one station, ride to your destination and check it in at another rental station near your destination.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.¬†The conditions are ¬†published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, cityscape, history, photography, travel, world

Monochrome Madness 4-05

 

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.¬†The conditions are ¬†published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

abstract, art, landscape, nature, photography, plants, world

Monochrome Madness 4-04

This is the image, I proposed to show 2 weeks ago in my themed MMC post. It’s a different kind of ‘moving’.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.¬†The conditions are ¬†published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

art, flowers, macro, nature, photography, plants, world

Monochrome Madness 4-03

 

On Saturday morning I read an article about the¬†general weather situation in Europe. The situation is very strange. A¬†low-pressure area at the Azores Islands leads the warm air to the north. So, Iceland has temperatures around 20¬įC while the south has only 10-15¬įC.

Here in my region we currently have cold nights, only a bit above the¬†freezing point and 8-12¬įC during the days. Usually May should be a warm pre-summer month. But, that’s not too rare to have some cold days in die middle of may.¬†You know, each day has a patron or saint. And because of the phenomena of having remarkable colder days in the middle of May, these days are called¬†‘Ice Saints¬†(Mamertus,¬†Pankratius,¬†Servatius,¬†Bonifatius¬†and¬†Sophia¬†– May 11th – 15th). It’s know as a farmers rule for centuries. This year, they are very early and have much power. This conditions are for about 3 weeks now and there is no sign of change¬†visible up to now.

In the middle of June, there is a second cold spot, know as sheeps cold.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.¬†The conditions are ¬†published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

abstract, art, flowers, macro, nature, photography, plants, world

Monochrome Madness 4-01

Happy New Year. ūüôā

You assume, I’ve mixed up the time or so? No! This is the first post for a new cycle of Monochrome Madness organised by the Australian photographer Leanne Cole. Last week we celebrated 3 years of MMC, the Monochrome Madness Challenge.

This is a blue blooming¬†grape hyacinth. They are blooming in spring in many, many gardens. On Wednesday, I’m showing you a color image of these tiny guys ūüôā

This one is taken with my 105mm macro lens and 2 of my extension tubes. Extension tubes are great for these images. I guess, I’ll set up a tech post on them to explain what it¬†is and how they work.

FX full-frame (35mm), 105mm, ISO 200, 1/400s, f36, EV -1/3

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.¬†The conditions are ¬†published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!