Ballpoint Pen Up Close

While procrastinating about the last installment of the Road to Mokala series, I began wondering if my inkwell had dried. One thing lead to another and I ended up examining the situation through a makeshift macro lens. Here is the result. Disclaimer, I did not clean the pen before this shoot, I just picked it…

Truffle!

This was Marie’s outrageously delicious gift recently, once-in-a-lifetime splurge – or maybe more, who knows, hard to resist once you know the way. We accommodated our truffle six or seven different ways, my favorite being a very simple pasta dish which reminded me of a fun dinner at Manhattan’s A Voce years ago when Marie’s…

Monochrome Beauty

I will soon return to color but flowers have so much more than tones going for them; shapes, shades, textures – at times desaturation helps me find the essential, momentarily invisible to the Canon but never to the heart, Saint-Exupéry dixit…

Paper thin
The rain has stopped
Supernova

Macro-pped

The last few installments of Slingshot to Kruger are brewing, their publication somehow slowed by the many imponderables of life. Despair not, they will happen. In the meantime, in search of easy distraction, I have revamped my macro setup and improved the props. My latest addition is the simplest of them all, the famous Pringles…

An A for (Macro) Effort

Up at 4:15 AM this morning again, I headed for Stanley Park long before sunrise – only to find out the wind was blowing 5 or 10 km/h over Lost Lagoon. How ironic! Went I’m not waiting for the wind to pick up in order to fly my paraglider, I’m hoping for it to die…