Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Shootout - Macro

I guess that a short entry is better than no entry...

And two entries were actually taken this week, so I've finally taken the camera out of the bag at least. 

This one is either titled: Fall in my backyard
Mae West

This one is titled:  Untitled

The following is from last year sometime - I'm not sure I haven't already posted it but it had good color.  It's too late now after posting for two years but I probably should have kept track of what I post so I don't make duplicates over and over.  I also begin to worry if I've told the same stories over and over.   I'm turning into the old geezer at the party who starts everything with, "Stop me if you've heard this one before..."

Sunflower in backyard

And finally, as I was skimming through pictures, I found one that fit the theme pretty well because, although it is a fairly close shot -- not quite macro -- it captures the entire city in one detail.   Although don't actually live in...

...New York

BAGMAN:  "A blond and a talking dog walk into a bar and...stop me if you've heard this one before..."

BUTLER:  "Stop."


  1. I don't think you've posted it before - but then I'm turning into the old geezer who can't remember yesterday. (I'm great answering questions about the 1950s though!)

    Love the picture of Mae West - took me a minute to find it but it is really good.

  2. I had to "google" images of Mae to be sure.. that's her hand on her hip?

  3. Okay - from Wikipedia:
    Macro photography is close-up photography. The classical definition is that the image projected on the "film plane" (i.e., film or a digital sensor) is close to the same size as the subject.[citation needed]

    In recent years, the term macro has been used in marketing material to mean being able to focus on a subject close enough so that when a regular 6×4 inch (15×10 cm) print is made, the image is life-size or larger.[citation needed] With 35mm film this requires a magnification ratio of only approximately 1:4, which demands a lower lens quality than 1:1. With digital cameras the actual image size is rarely stated, so that the magnification ratio is largely irrelevant; cameras instead advertise their closest focusing distance.

    So -- Basically macro and close-up are largely the same. And the statue of liberty is neither.

  4. My what big eyes you have! ;-) Love Mae West! LOVE the Statue of Liberty.

  5. You got a couple of really good ones there, well including your header. The sunflower is great. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Still trying to figure out Mae West.LOL

  6. Loving the Mae West, and the detail of Liberty - that looks macro to me, but I guess with that has some other fancy schmancy name!

  7. A blond and a talking dog walk into a bar. You think one or the other would have ducked. =D
    Hey old geezer, I love your macro shoot and your imaginative titles are so ethereal.... "Fall in my Backyard?" or "Mae West?" LMAO and the next one is....... well what is it? "Pine Needles in my Backyard?" or "Buster Keaton?" Then the "Sunflower in your Backyard (from two years ago)... are you still eating the seeds? =D And finally, the picture that sums up New York. Not being American, I am guessing it is the garment on the Statue of Liberty. Hey, at least you accomplished the macros which is more than I can say for me. But you are an excellent photographer who has traveled the world and honed his craft. I on the other hand, have cataracts and I cannot understand why all my pics look blurry. Great shoot out Mark and I'm just riding you in case Patty doesn't show up.

  8. Silly me. I thought that was a banana in a pocket. Turns out there are so many interpretations of Mae West!
    These are some seriously great macros, Mark; glad you took your camera out of its bag, man.

  9. Mae West? - all I see is a drunk looking cat!

    Love Untitled - This is a stick up?

    Thanks for your great shots and whackiness.

  10. LOL..wonderful hon..just wonderful! I really love the first shot and of course the sunflower..beautiful shootout hon, Sarah

  11. I really like the color of the leaf in the frist picture.

  12. What is this: This one is titled: Untitled???

    Not an insect nest????

  13. I haven't heard you repeat any stories yet, but that bagman....he tends to repeat himself. Haha. Just kidding. Love the New York Shot.

  14. great post and the sunflower is amazing!!