I experimented with some items around my desk this weekend for the Google+ Black and White Photography Challenge. With the theme of Macro, I happily dusted off my 100mm lens and got to work indoors on a cold winter day.
With the need for bifocals on the horizon, I’ve lately employed a trusty magnifying glass, which sits prominently on my desk. I’ve noticed a variety of cool reflections as I’ve used it to read small print, so I thought it would be fun to play with it and see what materialized.
This is the chosen photo for the challenge, edited in Lightroom and Macphun’s Tonality Pro. I tried to emphasize the various circles, shapes and shadows, along with the reflection.
I often overlook the fact that you can find lots of cool photo ops around your house if you just open your mind. For this photo, I used a thumb tack, a piece of white computer paper and a desk lamp. Doesn’t get much easier than that!