Monday, October 17, 2011

Junk Jewelry Macro

 In searching for fodder to practice manual focus I pulled out by box of fake jewelery. the center piece of the first 3 photos, is a necklace by Avon that  my Aunt gave me 40 years ago. the background is my grandmothers plate.


 Above and below are tiny lapel pins,  Y-Shua is Hebrew for Jesus....
I used this little 10 X, $10.00 lens, thanks to Tammy from Simple Southern Happiness, for telling me about the lens. I must say it is very difficult to use, but I did manage a few shots. It only works as a magnifying glass, but is fun to play with. Someday I might get a perfect photo with it.


18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i read about those little 'mini-macro' lenses on someone else's blog too. nice to see you can get a cheap item that actually works.

George said...

I hadn't heard about this lens -- I'll have to look into it. I think your photos are just great. Are you sure you want to get a perfect photo? After getting it, everything afterward may be a letdown. Fortunately I'll never have to worry about that.

missing moments said...

Your macro shots are looking mighty good girl!

MedaM said...

Your photos are really great!

Snapper II said...

Who would have thought jewelery would make just beautiful pictures. Love it! Love that sunflower header!
Love you! Madeline

Snapper II said...

These photos look fine. How far away did you have to be?

DawnTreader said...

You're making good use of both the jewels and the lens! :) Inspirational!

Chatty Crone said...

It's hard to say much - except the word amazing. sandie

Tipper said...

I think you got some great shots-I wouldn't even know what to do with a different lens : )

Pam said...

Don't be so hard on yourself Sandra, your shots are just perfect according to me eyes.

hugs,
Pam

EG Wow said...

Your photos look very good to me!

Ann said...

very cool shots. I have one of those macro lenses but mine doesn't magnify quite that much. It was cheap and kind of fun to play with though

SquirrelQueen said...

I have read about those little lenses and was wondering how they did. Your shots look great so they must do pretty well. That necklace is really pretty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a neat idea to photograph old jewelry!

LC said...

This is possibly my favorite macro session! The detail, the sparkle, the choice of background . . . Bravo!

S. Etole said...

I think these are quite splendid!

Deb said...

fun shoot...love your new header...

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

your macro shots look quite perfect, sandra.
looks like a great lens no matter the cost.