This week’s Monday macro is an example of what I call “Rainy Day Photography”. It’s what I do when I’m itching to take macro shots and the weather is keeping me indoors.

(I could call it “Still Life” but that sounds a bit like an artistic composition of a few objects carefully placed in the style of an oil painting. But it isn’t that!)

I found an old pocket watch in my big box of “miscellaneous photography gear”. Then I pulled out a piece of black Plexiglass carefully stored in its cardboard sleeve in the back of a wardrobe.

I put them on the dining table, fixed camera on tripod, and this is what I got:

Pocket Watch on Plexiglass ©HelenBushe

I had a lot of fun playing around with this. Next rainy day I’ll try some more.

PocketWatch on Plexiglass ©HelenBushe

Fuji XT-3. Fuji XF80mm Macro Lens.

f22. ISO 640. 1/9sec 80mm

Posted for Irene’s Sunshine Macro Monday 5.


lisaonthebeach · 24 August 2019 at 20:25

Wow, impressive! Great inspiration for a new micro photographer such as myself 🙂 I think it’s beautiful!

    HMB · 24 August 2019 at 21:39

    Oh, thank you so much. If you’re new to macro, you have so much fun ahead of you.

aj vosse · 23 August 2019 at 07:39

Really special!

Laurie Graves · 20 August 2019 at 13:16

Fabulous! Time, time, time.

Irene · 19 August 2019 at 20:53

Well done, Helen! I was just thinking earlier today about how much harder it is going to be to get macro shots once winter gets here. This is a great idea for macro photography on those not so great weather days.

    HMB · 19 August 2019 at 20:55

    Thanks Irene. I need my fix of macro in all seasons!

      Irene · 19 August 2019 at 21:00

      So do I. I struggle a bit with coming up with macro ideas during the winter.

        HMB · 19 August 2019 at 21:03

        Let’s see how we can all meet the weekly challenge throughout the winter!

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