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 up from my desk. Guess I need to clean the desk more often. This is done with an old Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens reverse-mounted on bellows and extension tubes. The lens is pre-locked at its maximum aperture and focus is achieved manually by moving the camera on the rails. Depth of field, as one can see, is razor-thin; I had to stack a few exposures, each recovering a few grains of dust.

Bad picture, but amazing glimpse of another universe.