This months theme is Gadgets, defined as a small mechanical device or tool. We all have plenty of gadgets around the house, pencil sharpener, CF card reader, knife sharpener, nail clipper, battery charger, hot shoe level, swiss army knife....
We are looking for well compose, closeup captures or relatively small gadgets.
December Theme: Best/Favorite of 2012
RULES: --Post up to 7 images but only one image/post --Include shooting info so we can learn from each other --Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners --When posting please do so by hitting the reply link below this top post, not the reply link to another post. --Include a title in the subject line --Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens --Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback --WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice
The top images will be selected by the previous months winner and be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image will be added to the Macro Contest Winners Gallery
Albert J Valentino Nikonian Moderator Emeritus Vantage Point Images Mastery of Composition is the Key to Great Photography
This is a small ball chain (4 balls per cm)that was attached to a store purchase. I used natural light from a window and my camera and tripod can be seen in the reflections. This is a four shot focus stack at f/16,1/2 sec,D300,Tokina 100mm,two Kenko extension tubes for 56mm total,ISO 200.
Mon 12-Nov-12 02:32 AM | edited Mon 12-Nov-12 03:41 AM by domer2760
A photo of a photo gadget or a photo gadget photo or... never mind! Micro ball head and stroboframe cold shoe. The knob is not red because this is an infrared photograph. IR was chosen because the anti-alias filter was removed during the IR conversion. The resulting images are sharper than those obtained from my unconverted D90. I think of it as my poor man's D800E.
D90IR (720mn conversion), Nikkor 105mm macro f/2.8G VR, f/11, 1/60 sec, +0.33 EV, ISO 320, flash, reflectors, and diffusers.
Sun 25-Nov-12 03:01 PM | edited Sun 25-Nov-12 03:06 PM by bob1217
....the Leatherman Surge!
Nikon D300, Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AI-S lens reverse-mounted to camera with Nikon BR-2A reversing ring. Nikon R-1 Macro Lighting Kit with three Nikon SB-R200 Speedlights mounted loosely on lens at 2, 6, and 10 o'clock positions, variably aimed and powered to create moderate cross-lighting. Diffusers used over all flash heads. Camera pop-up flash used as Commander but powered off to prevent exposure. Nikon MC-30 shutter release. Black cloth used as backdrop.
1/250 second with lens set to f/32, ISO 200, manually focused using Live View. Metadata not available due to reverse-mounting of lens.
Gitzo GT3541 tripod with center column removed, Markins Q20 ball head, Markins TB-30 base plate, and RRS BD-300L L-bracket.