Getting Close Up

I realized yesterday that I hadn’t yet done anything for National Photographer Appreciation Month. So, I chose some common objects around the house so I could use them as close-up subjects.

I don’t have a “light-box” or any dedicated studio lighting, so the objects needed to be placed where natural lighting was available. I gathered the small items, a tripod, and the Sony camera and prepared to enjoy several moments of creative energy.


The first item is a chrysanthemum solitaire on display in a short, mid-century bud vase by an unknown maker. The colors are all in the cool range.


I like the font used on the cover of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, it looks like it was hand-drawn. I especially like the blue shaded portions of the letters with their subtle texture. The font is reminiscent of that used in comic books.


I had taken care of some grocery shopping earlier in the morning. How about using the bunch of green bananas in my order?  Why not concentrate on them?


A nearly empty old bottle of fancy liqueur is attractive packaging. I set up a faux advertising still-life to showcase the bottle.


A 1960s vintage “Koha” hand-winding wristwatch seemed like a good subject for a macro-mode close-up image. The timepiece was made in Switzerland for the now defunct Bulgarian company. The watch still keeps fairly accurate time.

Ciao
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. “When you’re shooting with long lenses, even if you’re shooting a close-up, you feel the air, the distance between the camera and the subject.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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