Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Always Tinkering

I have a reputation for "tinkering".  For example, at the dinner table I noticed that the water glass was casting an image of the overhead lights on the place mat.  So I took a pocket magnifier from my pocket to use as an eyepiece and using the water glass as an objective lens I made a telescope to peer across the dining room.  It works but it is very strange to see me juggling water glass and magnifier to use it.

When I made the picture of the rose bud in the last entry in this journal, I was sorry it was out of focus.  So I took a pair of reading glasses from the 99 cent store and held them in front of the camera lens.  I took a practice shot of a nickel.  Here it is

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It worked... sort of.  So I went back and took another shot of the rosebud.  It was better than the last.  But still leaves a lot to be desired.

9 comments:

tendernoggle said...

YOU ARE SO SMART CHUCK! I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF DOING THAT....
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

mawmellow said...

Better picture for sure !  Can't wait to see it in bloom.  I've enjoyed watching the progress.  

jckfrstross said...

good idea Chuck:)

Deb

madcobug said...

You did good with the magnifying glasses. I can't wait for that flower to bloom. Have a good day. Helen

astaryth said...

If you have any zoom on the little camera (optical, NOT digital), this trick might work. Try NOT zooming at all, then moving in so the object fills your lens and then focusing. Also, do you have little preprogrammed dial on your camera? If so, then the little flower one will help in doing 'macro' work. I used to use my point and shoot for stuff like this before I got the new DSLR, and with some play you can get some pretty nice stuff!
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garnett109 said...

Great shot of the nickle , a man of many hats!

kateh2ocolorart said...

sometimes I notice if I'm not getting good pics...the little dial on the top of my camera has been jarred out of position...might check it?

msecz said...

you are so smart.... I will have to try that one too. :)  Sandra

monponsett said...

You might be onto something there, Mr. Ferris.