Archive for the ‘Macro’ Category

Still life with leaves   Leave a comment

Posted April 18, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Nature

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Spiderwebs   3 comments

Captured these webs on today’s morning walk in Vermont.

iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted August 15, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Macro, Nature

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Mushroom terraces   Leave a comment

What one can find in a wet forest if you keep your eyes close to the ground:

mushrooms on a tree in forest

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Posted March 10, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Nature

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Icicles in the air   Leave a comment

It’s just cold enough that the rain freezes instantaneously – time to bundle up in front of the fireplace and not leave the house!

Posted February 4, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Spirals   Leave a comment

I love how nature creates wonderful geometry:

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Posted November 26, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Nature

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Thorny close-ups   4 comments

I  played around with macro photography to get some close-ups of this wintry remnant of a thistle in our backyard. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Canon 5D Mark II, 100mm macro lens

Posted January 28, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro

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Fall is here   1 comment

As evidenced by the lovely chestnuts I find on my walks.


iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted October 2, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Playing with pinhole photography   2 comments

Shot these with the Hipstamatic pinhole lens – works great on small objects!

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iphone, Hipstamatic app

Posted July 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Cacti Heaven   1 comment

A visit to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix provides some great opportunities for black&white shots. Click on any pic to view them in full-screen slide show format.

 

iphone, Hipstamatic
ISO: 32
1/580 sec
f/2.2
lens: John S
Film: BlackKeys B+W

Posted December 19, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature, US

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Frozen Foliage   1 comment

Found these leaves frozen in a pond in the Vermont woods:

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Canon 5D MarkII, EFL 24-70mm f/2.8
ISO 400
f/5.0
1/160 sec

Posted November 27, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Macro, Nature, US

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Still Life of Milk Weed and Bug   Leave a comment

No need for further description:

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Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm lens
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2000 sec

Geometry of Nature   1 comment

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Posted October 1, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Nature

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Mushroom Dreams   6 comments

Found a couple of mushrooms in our front yard that lent themselves for some experimentation with black&white processing. Click on any to see them in slideshow mode.

Canon Mark II, 90mm macro lens
ISO 500
f/4.5
1/80 sec

Posted September 26, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Field of Clover   Leave a comment

The sunset behind our house lit up this field of clover beautifully. A reflector helped me get the great lighting on the second shot.

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ISO 100
f/8.3
1/60 sec

 

Posted July 19, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Nature

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Summer Blossoms   1 comment

Finally the garden is paying some dividends!

Posted July 2, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Nature

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Still life with shell   1 comment

Found on Sanibel Island.

Shell with twigs

 

 

Canon PowerShot G12
ISO 320
f/4.5
1/80 sec
slight adjustments in Silver Efex 2

Beach treasure   1 comment

Found on Sanibel Island. 

  
iPhone, Hipstamatic

Still Life of Weeds   4 comments

If I only knew what this is called, that so profusely grows in the field behind our house…

wild weed 1

 

wild weed 2

Ice Sculptures   Leave a comment

Created by mother nature:

Posted March 16, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Ice Stalactites   Leave a comment

Posted March 11, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Global Warming?   5 comments

No – it’s just the sun that’s melting the ice and snow around our house – finally!

ice melt

 

Canon 7D, EF100mm f/2.8 Macro
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2500 sec

Posted March 8, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Silhouettes   1 comment

A good project for cold and rainy days:

Posted January 9, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Vintage Rose   2 comments

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Antique Rose

 

iphone, edited with Snapseed

Posted November 27, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Nature

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Black And White Winter Vegetation   Leave a comment

This is all that remains in the field behind our house when the temperatures drop below zero:

Posted November 23, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Still Life with Pine Cones   2 comments

When it gets cold, photography turns indoors. Found these pine cones in the neighbor’s yard, so didn’t have to go far to find something on which to practice my macro photography.

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pine cones 2

 

 

Canon 7d, 100mm macro f2/8
ISO 1,600
f/6.3
1/100 sec

Posted November 22, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Mushrooms and Seeds   1 comment

A rainy day lends itself to macro photography indoors. Here are two items I picked up on today’s walk:

Seed macro

 

Mushroom macro

 

 

Canon 7D, 100mm f/.8 Macro lens

Posted November 14, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro

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Nostalgic Walk through Clinton   Leave a comment

Caught these impressions of a bygone era in our neighborhood:

Posted November 8, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Macro, US

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Fall Walk   Leave a comment

Some impressions I captured on today’s walk through the neighborhood.

Posted October 19, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Macro, Nature

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Praying Mantis Visit   Leave a comment

I found this praying mantis on my doorstep last week, and promptly took it to my studio (aka table with black backdrop) for a quick photoshoot before releasing her (him? it?). Not a very stationary subject, but these two shots turned out OK.

 

Praying Mantis staring at camera

 

 

Praying Mantis profile

 

Canon 7D, 100mm f/2.8L Macro
ISO 1000
1/125 sec
f/3.2

Posted October 11, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Macro

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Spring Flowers   1 comment

A stroll through the neighborhood yields some nice color pictures. Finally!

Posted June 11, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Macro

B&W Flower Studies   3 comments

 

 

All three were shot indoors with  spring sunlight (finally!) streaming through the windows.

 

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iphone, Hipstamatic
lens: Lucifer
film: BlackKeys

First Touch of Color   1 comment

Spring is coming…slowly.

Flowers in B&W picture

 

 

Canon 7D, EF-S 10-22mm
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/13 sec
Color adjusted in Nik Efex HDR

Horseshoe Crab Study   4 comments

I found a dead baby horseshoe crab on the beach and decided to make it the subject of a practice lighting session. The underbelly was particularly challenging because of all the detail.

Crab from top

crab from side

Crab from bottom

 

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
f/8
1/50 sec

Posted April 5, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Macro

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Longing for Summer   1 comment

Thought I’d post a few close-ups I shot this summer while it’s snowing and howling outside.

 

Bee

Moth

Canon 7D, 100mm macro lens
Adjustments in Color Efex

 

Posted January 21, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Macro

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Winter Frost is Here!   4 comments

These pictures don’t need an explanation: It’s COLD!

Frosted Leaf

Frosted Branch

Canon 7D, 24-7-mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
70mm
f/2.8
1/250 sec

Mushroom Pavillion   10 comments

This mushroom looked to me like  a sun umbrella for tiny creatures.

Forest mushroom

Canon 7D, EF 70-200mm
ISO 125
f/8
1/400 sec

World Wide Photo Walk – Guilford, CT   4 comments

On Saturday I participated in Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk by joining one of thousands of group, this one located in Guilford, CT. We spent a couple hours on the shore taking pictures and exchanging photo tips, and enjoyed ourselves despite the overcast weather. Which means it’s a good time for black&white pictures. Click on any picture to see them as a full-screen slide show.

Happy Breakfast   2 comments

I didn’t plan that, but it looked so delicious I just had to share it. I guess when you make the same breakfast every day, sooner or later a smiley face or a madonna is going to appear in my eggs….

Smiley face made of frying eggs

Canon 7D, 24-70mm
ISO 1600
f/6.3
1/20 sec

Posted September 18, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Things

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Fly on Hibiscus Flower   Leave a comment

I didn’t know until I looked at this picture on my computer that I had caught this little fly enjoying the hibiscus flower.

Hibiscus Flower with fly

Shot with iPhone Hipstamatic
lens: Tinto 1884
film: Sussex

Posted August 28, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Macro, Nature

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Fossils Making Out on the Beach   3 comments

I was lucky enough to catch the one day when Horseshoe Crabs come to our town beach to mate. There were at least 15 pairs of these ‘living fossils’ (so-called by Charles Darwin because they look just like their fossilized ancestors) horsing around (pardon the pun) in the shallow water.

 

Horseshoe crabs at sunset

Horseshoe crabs getting it on

Horseshoe crabs mating

Camera: Canon EOS 7D, 100mm macro lens

Posted May 31, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Macro, US

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Flower Fireworks   2 comments

Rainy day, so I spent it practicing indoor photography:

Dandelion in front of black background

Canon EOS 7D, 100mm macro lens
ISO 100
f/5
1/10 sec

I shot a small piece of moss up close, and changed focus while the shutter was open, to get this effect:

Moss, blurred

Canon EOS 7D, 100mm macro lens
ISO 100
F/2.8
1/30 sec

Posted May 25, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Things

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At the Right Angle   1 comment

Small detail of a wooden patio fence:

Patio Fence Detail

Canon EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm
ISO 100
115mm
f/5.6
1/250 sec

Vintage Steam Train Details   21 comments

A visit to the Essex Steam Train depot yielded some interesting photo opportunities.

Little Red Pipe Faucet

Bolt, cross-processed

Here are a few more. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format:

DC Impressions   Leave a comment

Covered a lot of territory in DC over the weekend, here are some miscellaneous impressions:

iphone & Hipstamatic app

Animal Portraits   1 comment

Some shots from a walk through the National Zoo in Washington, DC:

Seal

Silver-backed Gorilla

Prairie Dog

 

Tiny Beach Treasures   Leave a comment

Tiny shells (1 cm long) on our local beach, shot with my macro lens:

Shells on Beach

Shell close-up

Canon EOS 7D, 100mm 1/2.8 macro lens
ISO 100
f/3.2
1/400 sec

Posted April 7, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Things

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Good Morning, Frost   3 comments

I can handle the cold when it’s nice and sunny (because you get nice pictures like these at sunrise):

Frosted Branches

Canon EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro
ISO 100
f/3.2
1/400 sec

Posted March 30, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Macro

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Goodbye, Lovely Vermont   1 comment

Tomorrow ends my last winter visit to Stowe, VT. Haven’t taken too many pictures lately because I feel like I’ve exhausted the possibilities, and because skiing has taken precedence. But here are a few that I liked from this week:

Footsteps in the snow

Stowe Panorama

Pine Tree from above

Frozen Waterfall

 

Shells, Shells, Shells   1 comment

Hammonasset Beach in Connecticut is covered in these shells. Finding a spot where they take up the entire viewfinder wasn’t difficult. Deciding whether I like the color or b&w version better was tough.

Hammonasset Beach Shells

Hammonasset Beach Shells in Color

Canon PowerShot G12
ISO 100
f.8
1/100 sec

San Francisco – not the usual tourist snapshots   3 comments

I was on just a quick visit to San Francisco last week, but it was still worthy of a few pictures. The first 3 are at the Wells Fargo Museum:

Wells Fargo Stage Coach

Old Adding Machine

Bank adding machine

A promotion on Union Square, with lots of pretty girls handing out balloons. Caught them during their photo shoot:

Pretty Girls on Union Square

Old-fashioned barber shop on Valencia Street:

Old Fashioned Barber Shop

All shot with iPhone, Hipstamatic app

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