I assembled some new cube shelving and added some remote-controlled RGB lights in the Man Cave as I was sick of having nowhere to put stuff. It’s looking tidy right now but give it a week or two and that may well change. 🙂 I added an overhead white clip on LED light and it also make a nice surface for some simple macro shots without using the light tent.
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Hope you’ve all had a great Christmas. This morning to pass the time with no public transport running around here, nothing open, the weather dull, dreary and pretty uninviting and no way of getting anywhere interesting I thought I’d do a very lazy and simple macro shot of my new watch. Thing of beauty as it is it’s the only thing I can do with the watch as it needs quite a few links removed as I don’t have wrists like an Olympic weight lifter and, anyway, there’s no jewellers open in the foreseeable future until we come out of lockdown again. whenever that might be. I decided not to use my normal macro setup and just pop my Sigma ART 60mm lens, a very affordable and very sharp lens, plus Olympus M-CON macro converter on my Olympus E-PL5, stick it on a tripod with a self-timer and light it with an overhead LED light, it doesn’t get much more simple than that.
No focus stacking, just a plain and simple macro shot. Macro doesn’t have to be expensive. It’s like any other form of photography it can be (become) 🙂 as expensive and technical as you want to make it.
Wohooooooooooooo I got a new camera for Christmas.! What do you get for Christmas for the man who loves photography and who is an avid eclectic collector of “quirky” things?, well, see attached picture. . Brilliant!
I’m often reminded of something that happened a few of years ago. We took our then six year old granddaughter out to the coast for a day out. Whilst walking around there was a mixed-faith/multi-denominational street event taking place. She turned to me and asked “Do you believe in God?”. I replied “What I choose to believe isn’t important sweetheart and nor is what you choose to believe, what IS important is that you respect and don’t belittle others who choose to believe differently from you and you have a right to have your beliefs respected “. Amazingly the only thing that I had to explain to her was what “belittle” meant. 🙂 I was raised by very liberal and open-minded grandparents and I’m thankful for it as they encouraged me from and early age to think for myself, free from prejudice, bigotry and pressure.
I share his thinking on size, weight and the difference between expensive, faster, and by definition, heavy, lenses and their more affordable counterparts as well as photographic philosophy. I own quite a few of the small lenses that he features in the video (Panasonic Lumix, 12-32mm and 20mm 1.7, Olympus 17mm 1.8, 25mm 1.8 and 45mm 1.8) and they’re all extremely good as is the Lumix 14mm 2.5, another great little pancake lens. Another bonus I should perhaps mention is that the 14mm, 17mm, 20mm and 25mm all have a 46mm filter thread and the 12-32 and 45mm have a 37mm filter thread so it’s economical on filters and interchangeability.