I saw Lemony’s blog when I started reading blogs here. (http://lemonygregghead.wordpress.com/) I recall having seen a color shot of some piece of old equipment she photographed with a macro lens. The repetition of the shapes there reminded me of “The Scream”. I studied more of her macros and realized she was doing what I always tried to do without a dedicated macro lens. So I ordered a Nikkor 85mm macro lens with VR. I have that tremor I’m always whining about so I thank God for VR every day. I have been shy about posting my macros because I don’t think most people really like them. Tonight, Lemony mentioned a couple of the last ones that I posted. These are for her. Thank you, Lemony, for inspiring me to order the lens. I have enjoyed it more than I can describe to you.
These photographs were post-processed using only fill light, highlight, and shadows. The macro lens picks up so much color that this is the result of only minor addition of light and shadow. I am no good with post-processing so I generally take what I get. Now, you are not required to “like” them, you know. ;-)