A couple of weeks ago, I posted an image of a flower taken through a magnifying glass (see below). I’d seen Lensballs advertise on social media but they were expensive. The Lensball costs $44 and then there is a special holder and a better bag…yada, yada, yada. My friend Lois, told me she bought an “imitation” Lensball (aka copy, fake, knock-off, wanna-be) on Amazon for $20. Actually, she got three in different sizes for that price. I bought one plus a bag and stand for $18. (BTW – Lois has a very fun blog that you can find here .)
Using it is not as easy as it looks. (And there are a million YouTube videos that make it look easy.) I’ve tried a few different things and the image above is the best I’ve done. There have been a few attempts that did not work out. It’s something to play with. I have ideas for other shoots, so stay tuned.
I was going through old drafts of unpublished blog posts and found this graphic of a painting of Frank Sinatra on a restaurant’s security door. Who knows what other treasures are in my unpublished drafts.
Harrisville is an old mill town. This is part of the pond that held water to power the mills. The image below shows this same area but with one of the mills in the foreground. I would have shown more of the mills, but the light just wasn’t right for that.
This sailboat was in the mill pon in Harrisville, NH last weekend.
The “one that got away” today was an image of a bear. Our neighbor texted that a black bear was leaving her yard and heading to our house. By the time we got to the windows, it was long gone. We’ve seen a lot of wildlife this summer. Getting a decent image is always a challenge.
This bridge was difficult to shoot because the light at either end was not great and the riverbank was not accessible for taking pictures from the side. After playing around with it for a bit, I made this HDR image of the bridge’s interior. Look at that post and beam work. Isn’t it beautiful? Using HDR allowed the interior of the bridge to be lit without overexposeing the opening at the far end. There is an exterior photo below.