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Saturday, March 3, 2018

small things


more practice with my macro lens
I am finding it harder than I thought
the first two shots were hand held
I used my tripod for the others 
the canadian goose is about an inch and half tall
our daughter bought it from a street vendor
in Quebec City, while on a class trip

 


this pair of carvings are also from Quebec
they are about two and a half inches tall 
we bought these just across the border in Armstrong
in the early sevenities


my father in law was a woodworker and basket maker
most of his baskets sets were large
this one is only an inch tall
I think he wanted to see if he could do it, 
you can see he did! 

 


this shaker box is even smaller
it is just over three quarters of an inch tall
I got a bit closer on this piece

that is it for now
more after I 
finish the Macro for Dummies book
and get more practice





18 comments:

  1. Sandy, such beautiful and lovely little treasures!!!
    Your father-in-law's basket is amazing!!! Such talent!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, my father in law did really nice work. We do consider what he left behind treasure.

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  2. My son-in-law was trying to get me to use his little macro-lens that clips on to a phone. When I was on my walk yesterday I thought maybe now that I am home and relaxed I might get one of my own to play with. Your photos are encouraging me!

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    1. I have heard that the lens built for the phone works great. Just the fact that the phone is light keeps the movement down. While I bought my lens for outdoor shots, I am having a good time practicing with what I have indoors.

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  3. Great macro shots ~ love the duck for critters!

    Storm effects in MA ~ delayed commenting,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. I am getting a little better. Won't show my first attempts!

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  4. the goose is beautiful and I love the tiny basket too

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    1. Whoever painted the goose did w very good job. One think I noticed about shoot macro is that I have to dust things carefully first!

      The basket has a loop in the handle and and a chain so it can be worn as a necklace. I haven't because I don't want to lose it.

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  5. Often the small, is much more large than it seems.
    __ A Grand Basket; such care of his hand-work!
    __ Too, I like the that 'chippy' couple from the seventies. _m

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    1. That is a very good description of the carvings. I saw a carver making one of these, and you wouldn't believe how fast they work.

      We have furniture, baskets, boxes, carvings, and even fishing flies that my husband's father made. They will be handed down in the family for sure.

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  6. Such charming tiny art. How sweet that he made a small basket. Good job on your macros, they most certainly can be hard to create.

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    1. I can't wait to get outside in the spring! Your photos are an inspiration to me.

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  7. I love seeing your macros. I can't imagine making those tiny baskets! How could he manipulate the materials? Good that you're practicing indoors. It gets harder outside because of wind. (At least harder for me...)

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    1. I think many years of tying flies got him used to working on a small scale. He may have even used some of his equipment to hold the basket in place.

      The live view works a bit better than looking through the main viewer. I just started using it.

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    1. Thanks so much! It is good to see you.

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  9. I love those photos - your lens did great!! fun to see these little treasures and to read where they are from.

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    1. Thanks! I am finding so much to photograph even in my sewing room.

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