Tricia Booker Photography

Macro Monday

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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!

7 comments

  1. Nicely done. Also, it can be a minimalist’s view of a desk.

    BTW, I’ve also resorted to using the magnifying glass to read fine print. It’s likely my part-time glasses wearing may become full-time. 🙂

    • Good point, David! I like that description. Yes, I have prescription for new glasses here on my desk, but I haven’t convinced myself to get take that next step to bifocals! It’s close, but I’m holding out as long as possible 😉

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