Looking closer… #4

Variations of an object. Rather than posting 4 different objects I decided to stick to one object for today. I captured 4 close-ups. Tomorrow I will use a similar approach, but will use “photo stacking”.

Focus stacking is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images. Wikipedia 

Looking closer… #3

Episode 3 of my new macro series „Looking closer“. Today I found 3 objects which caught my attention. Tomorrow I will concentrate on one object and create 3-4 variations of one item. Hope you are all healthy and in good shape. Happy days. Reinhold

Looking closer… #1

On Friday I received the macro extension tubes for my Fuji camera. I ordered two of them.
One with a focal length of 10mm, one with 16mm. You can use them separately or combine them.
They are mounted like a lense to the camera and then you mount the lens to the extension tube(s).
All camera settings are still working. But you better change from auto to manual focus.
They turn my kit zoom (18-55mm) into a sort of „macro“ lens.
And you can’t beat the price. They ship for 30€. Not the expensive Fuji originals. Mine are produced by Meike.
I will use these extensions to start my new series: Looking closer.
These are the first 4 images I captured with the new setup.

Happy days.
Reinhold

Intimate views

Fortunately we have a contact ban only. So far. We can still leave our homes (supermarket, pharmacy, walking Boomer, walking alone or as a couple) but we have to avoid contact to other people. Usually pretty easy in our small, remote village. But sometimes difficult in our supermarket. But people still behave like responsible human beings (most of them). At least our local weather is playing on our side. Forecast looks pretty promising. I have positioned the grill on our terrace, checked the wine and meat stock, baked some fresh bread and will isolate ourselves as much as possible to our home and garden. Starting today (April 1) Boomer is not allowed to run free for a period of a few months. We are living in a nature resort and have to protect breeding birds.

I have ordered 2 macro rings for my Fuji. This will turn my kit zoom (18-55mm) into a type of macro lens. Reviews were promising. So I try to focus on macro photography for the next weeks and stay at home.
Hopefully we will get some plants and flowers in our garden to dig into macro photography.

Stay save my blogging friends where ever you are and try to enjoy life even under these weird conditions.
Happy days and smiles.

Reinhold

Virtual walk with Boomer

Would you be interested in me filming and commenting one of my walks round the lake with Boomer? Would not be perfect. I am not a film maker, vlogger. But may be it brings some fun, sun and distraction into our isolation. Let me know in the comments below. Happy days. Reinhold

Walking my dog… #19

After the storm.

Returned safely from Hamburg to the lake. 2 days to relax. The next storm front is expected on Sunday. Will be not as heavy as the last one but still another 2-3 days of horrible weather. I start to hate rain, wind and cold and wet clothes and shoes. Let’s hope for better weather. Happy days. Reinhold and Boomer.

Walking my dog… #15

Happy new year. I hope 2020 will be awesome for you and your family and friends. We had a windy and rainy start of the year. Bommer is already 9 month old. He has learned many new things. Tomorrow we will join a group at dog school. Pretty exited.

The images are captured with my mobile this morning.

Happy days. Reinhold and Boomer

Walking my dog… #12

There are also mornings like these. Boomer had an early start. It was still dark, raining and the wind was chasing clouds in the sky. But we managed to avoid most of the rain during our walk. As usual we are now sitting on our couch and Boomer is already in the land of dreams while I drink a hot cup of tea. A Sunday morning… Happy days. Reinhold and Boomer.