I tried out some macro photography using a bellows for the first time. (John set me up with his bellows and a lens, and an adapter so that I could use them with my camera.) While the shots didn’t turn out quite how I envisioned (I have a lot to learn), I did have fun, and was pleased with the results. I was trying to get in closer to the little shadows I could see in this shot, taken with my own lens.

That is a crop of this one, which was as about close as I could get with my 20 mm lens. (The bellows that John has doesn’t work with my lens.)

The bellows got me in much closer than I expected! It was very tricky to get things in focus, as evidenced by my first attempts.

12 responses to “dandy

  1. Wow! I love these! Yellow! Gorgeous, fascinatingly abstract!
    I look forward to seeing what happens when you do get the hang of the bellows. (what is a bellows?)

  2. Neat. I was initially bewildered about the subject. Now I am dismayed: how can there be dandylions already? It’s still winter (at least that’s how it felt standing at the soccer field this a.m).

  3. Oooh, preeeeetty. It would be pretty sweet if you could make a giant print of the fifth one down. I would totally put that on my wall.

  4. Really neat. I did not know what that thing is called. Bellows.

  5. I love how it gets more and more in focus, until BAM. Yellow.

  6. I think they’re lovely. I can’t take a decent photo to save my life so I am in awe of anyone who can do anything even remotely arty. You should blow one up, a giant one on the wall would be so beautiful. What is it about yellow, I wonder, that makes me feel instantly joyful?

  7. learning through play. what a great idea. ;)

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