Sunday, January 23, 2011
Macro in a Mason Jar
The Gardening Gone Wild blog has an occasional photo contest. This month, the theme is "macro in a mason jar." The instructions are available at the link above. Essentially, one uses the top of the mason jar to hold a point & shoot camera in place while taking a close-up of the jar contents.
Here is my actual submission, all the rest were "just for fun."
The shot below was taken with the "regular" lens. The shot above is with the macro zoom.
The concept delighted me, so I've done 3 different photo shoots to play with various ideas. I used with various objects, two different canning jars, and different lighting situations. The sunlight definitely added a wonderful dimension to the shadows and reflections. Enjoy!