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 thoughts on “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. 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?

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