I plan to switch to a thumbnail format (you know the drill -- click on the thumbnail to see the full-size image) in the future. For now, please bear with the current format.
This is a tuning post of one of my
mandolins. There is some pretty intense vignetting with this setup,
which you'll see again on some of my other macro shots.
It was lit by daylight coming in through a window, as I recall.
I was visiting friends in Boston when I glanced at their coffee
table and realized that by moving some books out of the way and
nudging a card over, I'd have a cool photograph. The object with
a charred end resting on the silver bowl is a bundle of sage,
which is burned to purify an area. The cards are a tarot deck.
This was taken at the Pennsic War,
in the middle of the night, illuminated by lightning. I took several
pictures by leaving the shutter open and waiting for a lightning flash,
then closing the shutter. This is cut from the center of one of those
photos, in which the first flash didn't strike me as being bright
enough, so I waited for a second flash. There was a fellow at the
top of the hill in the first flash, and the same fellow appears
again, off to the right of the road, in the second flash.
I saved a larger copy of this in a BMP file to use as Win95 wallpaper.
Small white and purple flower in my front yard, seen in extreme close
up. This setup produces an image on the negative a little
more than two and a half times life size.
This is the triple-exposure I mentioned on a Pentax-users mailing list 'cause I was so pleased I'd gotten away with it. I'm going to try again later, using a flash to illuminate the street a little more, which should allow me to expose the traffic light itself a bit less. The idea was to get the traffic lights with all three colours lit. Why? Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!
The artistic composition of the shot isn't great, but hey, it was
more a technique experiment than anything else. I wanted to try a
trick I'd read about. :-)
More flowers in my front yard. I went out to shoot one flower in
particular, but the shots I like best from that roll are all of
other flowers. Go figure. This picture is also in the
Pentax Users Gallery.