Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #34: Close-Up

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I love close-ups. I’m really hooked on macro and still learning the difference between the two.

I know in photography-speak, it’s about the lens but the only specifically macro lens I have is for a glorious, old Nikon film camera.

So these days, everything is just an experiment for me.

This is what my phone camera can do macro-wise. (I do love a photograph where the content is interesting, but impossible to identify.)

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Sometimes, I miss what could have been a great close-up until I mess with the crop feature in my editing program, turning it into a close-up. Is this cheating?

Of course, there are those photos you never, EVER want to see any closer or bigger!

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But there are the really fun shots too, like when the subject just cries out to be photographed up CLOSE!!

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I’m ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille (as in Cecil B.)

And last, but definitely not least, my favorite all-time close-up, courtesy of my dear friend Tracie!!!

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Thought a blog might help me develop better writing habits so I could finally finish my book, 16 years in the writing, but so far it's mostly photos and FUN!

8 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #34: Close-Up”

  1. I am also fascinated by the close up view. So much more to see! I don’t think cropping is cheating, although I am sometimes disappointed to find out a cropped image (of mine) is out of focus. My old film camera has a macro lens too. I am tempted to get a DSLR for this purpose. At some point. Experimenting with the phone camera is fun in the meantime.

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