Tuesday, April 14, 2009

M is for Macros of Mechanical Machinery in ABC Wednesday

Macro photography is fun! Wikipedia has among many other things this to say on the subject:
The classical definition is that the image projected on the "film plane" (i.e., film or a digital sensor) is close to the same size as the subject.
The consequence is that for the best results you need a special lens. I bought myself such a macro lens (Sigma DG 70mm/2.8) last autumn, and has since then tried to learn more about it. And it is difficult (at least for me). One subject that I think fascinates all who have tried this is mechanical machinery. All the nuts, bolts, edges and structures are as made for macros. My post today is an example: At the top is a corroded nut with a bolt (or whatever it is) holding something in place.

Here is a cogwheel which must have some function

And this function obviously involves some steel wire

A wire that leads somewhere

Here things are getting a bit more clear

A winch!



Today's post is an entry in the fourth round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.


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44 comments:

Malyss said...

I particularly like the third picture. The wire looks like in silver.And I like the way you guide us to the winch;
I like macro photos .Those pictures give us an other point of view on usual things, which sudddenly become unusual!

Abe Lincoln said...

That steel cable has had some kinks in it and it splayed in places. I wonder what caused all of that?

Gobsmacks

imac said...

Fab shots my friend, post full of nuts n bolts n wire.Love playing around like this.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

these objects do not hold much fascination in real life, but when viewed in detail, even the rust is awesome

Reader Wil said...

Excellent photography of objects that are not eye-catching in itself, but look very impressive by the way they are taken. The composition of the photos is very great.
Thanks for your kind comment on Maihaugen. I've seen it now three times and I wouldn't mind to see it another time.

raf said...

Good fun with winch and wire rope today, Rune and a nice choice for ABC. I haven't noticed any problems on your macro posts. They always look great!

Lew said...

Little details made big are interesting images. Good shots here of the winch and I love your closeups of the flowers! As A side note, some of the point and shoot cameras have good macro optics. Marianne's Koolpix takes very good closeups.

Rose said...

Marvelous photos! I have just an ordinary point and shoot camera with macro mode, but I long for a better camera with more macro capability. I'm into gardening photography, and the details you can get with a good macro lens are just stunning.

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh definately a favourite one with hubby! Such detail and engineering wonders!

kadermo said...

Fantastiskt skarpa bilder. Du är en god fotograf.

Janie said...

Your macro lens is doing a great job. Marvelous photos of machinery.

photowannabe said...

Love Macros and the detail that you displayed. Beautiful work from ordinary objects.

Anne said...

Tøft!! litt rust å spore også, og da er jeg fornøyd.

Savnet deg så på søndag!! var ute eter litt råd når det gjelder sort/hvitt, for hadde et bilde som jeg syntes passet. Tok det litt på "feelingen" jeg, da min mentor var fraværende og slengte det inn...

Sylvia K said...

Great post and photos! Love the idea of the macro lens, guess I'll have to be checking them out!

Siw Aina said...

Jeg sier bare WOW. Som vanlig er det masse flott å se på hos deg :)

Anne-Berit said...

Her har du kosa deg skikkelig ser jeg.Flotte bilder igjen fra deg!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Mega - Macro - Magnificent!

Tyra

ABC in THE GREENHOUSE IN TYRA'S GARDEN

Anne said...

Takkerfor tips Rune, men nå er jeg i en periode der jeg tar bilder av det meste. En må forsøke seg litt fram vet du. Polariseringsfilter ja..., må vel bli det :-)) for når det gjelder foto nå `sjøtte vi itj pæng` som vi si i Trøndalag.

Har nå i to etermiddager ligget på plena her å prøvsd å fange en hvitveis... Tatt sikkert 100 bilder, men blir aldri fornøyd. Har i alle fall funnet ut at jeg skal knipse i A modus og ikke bruke macrofunksjonen??? bildene blir faktisk litt bedre og da men lav f.
Vi får se!! alt for nøyaktig sier
mannen her oppgitt. For hvert et gresstrå vises jo om det ligger litt forkjært... Godt det er tidlig i hvitveissesogen, sier jeg..., og blir vel liggende i skråningen der sikkert...

Carol said...

This is a great M post....the macros are so interesting...I am surprised at the subtle shades of colour in the steel cable...and the rust in all pics has interest

Tumblewords: said...

Wow! I love your macro shots. Again. There is so much texture and beauty in the most mundane of pieces when seen up close and personal. Great!

Leslie: said...

Absolutely MAGNIFICENT MACROS! I especially like the first one of the steel strings.

RuneK said...

Flotte bilder Rune, ingen tvil om at du koser det med macrolinsa :) Ha en fotografisk fin uke.

Life with Kaishon said...

Really magnificent pictures this week! I love them! Perfect M!

The Things We Carried said...

I enjoyed these photos and learning some of your tricks. It may be difficult for you, but you pull it off so very well!

ArneA said...

Vi har forskjellige veier å komme frem til målet.
Enda mer morsomt hadde det vært om det i wiren hang en container
:)

Gordon said...

A great set of macro photos. I should have recognised it as a winch early in the pic series as I have used one often enough; I even have one lying about in the shed in about the same condition.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the way only the item of importance is in focus. Very artistic.

spacedlaw said...

I love this, in particular the wire shot.

Wenche said...

Flotte makrobilder! Likte godt veieren. Utruleg kor godt du har fått fram deltjane der. Greit med litt rust også:-)

Har gått litt i surr om kven eg har spurt, sidan eg har vore inne på så mange flotte bloggar:-) Men sidan eg likar godt bloggen din, og du tar fine bilder, håpar eg det er greit at eg linkar til bloggen din.

Ha ein fin dag.

Miss_Yves said...

Very impressive and magnificient macro photos.The details of rust are awesome.
I especially enjoy The third picture.
I can imagine to see twisted hair!

Grace and Bradley said...

Great macro pictures. Indeed, macro can be so much fun and macro of nuts and bolts of ship can be so interesting. That is why we say it is in the detail.

shopannies said...

great pictures thanks for sharing

Babooshka said...

Machinations is your mind do create some marvevllous images. You fooled me with the macros. So different and superbly captured.

Ida said...

STILIGE bilder! :)

Jay said...

Those are such wonderful pictures! And don't you think that the rust adds a very important factor?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I LOVE your macros, Rune. I agree that macros are tons of fun. It's amazing what you see that you've never noticed before!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Marvelous Macros, Rune! They are all wonderful.

Granny Smith said...

At last I have a definition of "macro"! I've been using it which my digital camera without knowing that I was. Your examples are lovely. I especially like the very fist one.

Randi said...

Utrrolig flotte bilder....ja, når skattepengene ramler inn på konto...da skal jeg ha meg en macrolinse!!

John said...

Flott serie. Tror jammen denne er lik den som sitter foran på båthengern :)

fishing guy said...

Rune: Wind that boat in, I have a bealt on mine.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Artig serie. Macro er moromt å drive med. Blir nok litt mere på meg også nå når sommeren kommer. Insekt, blomster og mye mer.

kml said...

The braided wires are my favorite ones. Great job with these!

Barbara Martin said...

All your photos have a wonderful clarity to them.