On the Waterfront!

On the Waterfront!

No sign of Marlon Brando though ;o)
For the Macro Mondays challenge "Inside Electronics" (July 9th 2018)

This year we replaced our old computers, and that meant destroying hard drives. I saved a few components, including a circuit board – "just in case". So I dusted it off for this week’s challenge. At last one of my hoarded items has found a use! Shot on the black glass of my Kindle.

HMM and have a great week! ;o)

My 2018 set: 2018 Macro Mondays

All the previous years of the challenge:
My 2017 set: 2017 Macro Mondays
My 2016 set: 2016 Macro Mondays
My 2015 set: 2015 Macro Mondays
My 2014 set: 2014 Macro Mondays
My 2013 set: 2013 Macro Mondays

Posted by Elisafox22 catching up again ;o) on 2018-07-08 17:26:17

Tagged: , Elisafox22 , Sony , Nex-6 , E30mm , F3.5 , macro , macro lens , HMM , Macro Mondays , bokeh , Inside Electronics , green , circuit board , Kindle , black , reflections , electronics , component , lens flare , tabletop , indoors , Elisa Liddell © 2018

Window Fastener

Window Fastener

For the group Macro Monday this week, the theme is "Fastener".

So I chose this old fashioned window latch which fastens the top window to the bottom window, locking the windows closed. It is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches across.

This is the only old fashioned window fastener left in the house… made in the beautifully decorative manner of the 1800s. All the rest of the windows have had the locks replaced.

Taking this photo was incredibly involved!

First, It is above my head, so I had to stand on a ladder.

Second, I couldn’t use my flash because it reflected in the window glass. So I needed a different light. I have several battery operated lights just for this purpose, so I sat one on the windowsill shining on the latch.
This not only was too glaring and diminished the details of the ironwork, but once I had the photo on my computer, the light revealed all sorts of dirt I hadn’t known was there. An entire miniature dust bunny was tucked back in there!

So, third, I had to scrub the area clean! Unfortunately, this somehow deposited hundreds of little green threads all over the latch, which I didn’t see until the next set of photos were on my computer. So I had to clean it again. And then take test photos to blow up on my computer to see if it was really clean this time.

So, fourth, I recruited my husband to hold the light for me, to give me a better light angle but that got old fast, so I finally duck taped the little battery operated light to the window glass.

Fifth, I realized I needed to do a focus stack to get the whole thing in focus. That meant a tripod. But I don’t have a tripod that tall. So I spent a lot of time trying to raise my tripod up upon something. When I finally managed it, I realized that now I couldn’t get the ladder close enough to use the camera. So I had to take apart everything I had built, and use my tripod as a monopod, balanced on top of a plastic storage container. Such classy studio equipment!

Sixth, up on the ladder, leaning over awkwardly, trying to hold the tripod/monopod in position to take three or four different focus shots without moving in between, I got a good sized crick in my neck.

And people think photography is easy! It isn’t, but it is fun!

Posted by ForestPath on 2018-02-19 04:12:24

Tagged: , Macro Mondays , Theme: Fasteners , Window , latch , lock , fastener , old , antique , cast iron , brass , decorative , well used , window sill

Alternate Space

Alternate Space

Posted by Coyoty on 2017-02-27 10:48:21

Tagged: , alt , space , alternate , Macro Mondays , The Space In Between , between , black , white , B&W , black and white , macro , bokeh , monochrome , keyboard , keys , typing , close , closeup , DoF , depth , depth of field , distance , letters , computer , rows , repetition , blur , dust , dusty , Z , X , C , curve , square , corner , edge , lighting , gray , grey , perspective

Keeping trim

Keeping trim

For Macro Monday theme – Bottoms up

This is part of the underneath of one of my paper trimmers. I took one photo and when I saw it on the computer screen I realised how dusty it was so cleaned it and took another photo. There is still some dust but that’s macro for you…who dusts their paper trimmer! 😉 HMM

Posted by judi may…mostly off for a while on 2017-07-10 15:01:07

Tagged: , macro , macro monday , macro mondays , orange , bottoms up , close up , DoF , depth of field , bokeh , filled frame , shapes , curves , Canon 7D , vibrant , colour , table top photography , minimal , minimalism , less is more , less , abstract , underneath of my paper trimmer , oops it’s a bit dusty

Crystal Star

Crystal Star

View On Black
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Taken at a lighting store we visited this weekend–looks like they forgot to dust… I didn’t notice the dust spots until after I got it on my computer. Ah! What the camera sees that we don’t!

Posted by j.towbin © on 2008-12-21 16:57:56

Tagged: , light , star , crystal , prism , prismatic colors , spectrum , ornament , object , macro , orange , purple , Macro Mondays , All rights reserved © , All rights reserved ©

Abracadabra, your data is gone

Abracadabra, your data is gone

Taken for Macro Mondays, this week’s theme: Abracadabra

Another drive bites the dust… This one was only 4 years old, pretty much to the day. It’s failure was near instant and recovery didn’t look like much of a reality. Thankfully, it was only my Time Machine backup disk, but still… I have a 250GB LaCie drive that is nearing 7 years old and it is still spinning (nothing important kept on it, obviously)

If your computer or main hard drive(s) were to fail today, would you be prepared?

Posted by Louis Abate on 2010-10-18 02:17:21

Tagged: , 100mm f/2.8 , 430EXII , 5D , Canon , Fail , Hard Drive , Macro , Macro Mondays , Seagate , Strobist , 500GB , POS , 3.5 , Inch , Computer , Drive , Cactus , V4 , Garbage , Was never a good drive and would spin down every 5 minutes , The .Macro. Group

AC/DC….. In Rock We Trust!

AC/DC.....  In Rock We Trust!

Taken for Macro Mondays "A" theme. AC/DC again!! And why not?! My computer has finally given up the ghost. It is no more. It is an ex computer. It has gone to silicone heaven (where all the calculators go). As such I have had to dust off Pats old laptop, which is basically also pretty much buggered, to post for this weeks theme. My apologies if I cannot comment this week, but I hope to be back to full strength after a visit to pc world!

Posted by fimb64 on 2015-01-18 23:37:40

Tagged: , Macro Mondays A , Macro , Macro Mondays , A

Lucent Modem (Venus Chip)

Lucent Modem (Venus Chip)

This weeks theme made me dig out some of my older hardware.

Remember modems? The early helpers to get you online. Here you see a portion of a hardware modem, with Lucent’s Venus chip. Sometimes they were also referred to as real modems. This modem has a chip that handled the communication when you dialed in. Its light weight cousins, the Win- or Soft Modems, did not, here the chip was emulated via software.

If all you ever used was a Windows machine, you probably cared less or didn’t even know there is a difference. I however used Linux (now I have a Mac). The vast majority of Win modems did not work under Linux. So I had to bite the bullet and buy this much more expensive modem. The cost was 3-4 times higher than a soft-modem. This all happened at a time where you could not just buy anything you needed on the internet, so finding these could take some time.

This now almost ancient piece of hardware did its duty for many years (there is still visible dust) and should I ever feel the urge or have the need to use a dialup connection, it probably still works.

For the young folks that never had the pleasure to listen to a screaming dialup modem: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial-up_Internet_access

Posted by ..: sabine konhaeuser :.. on 2015-05-25 11:43:03

Tagged: , Modem , Dial-Up , Hardware , Technology , Macro Mondays , Dial-Up Modem , Internet , Comupter , Close-Up , Computer Circuit

Air (Explored 20/1/15)

Air       (Explored 20/1/15)

Taken for Macro Mondays "A" theme. Air bubbles from an air stone.My computer has finally given up the ghost. It is no more. It is an ex computer. It has gone to silicone heaven (where all the calculators go). As such I have had to dust off Pats old laptop, which is basically also pretty much buggered, to post for this weeks theme. My apologies if I cannot comment, but I hope to be back to full strength after a visit to pc world!

Posted by fimb64 on 2015-01-18 23:37:40

Tagged: , Macro Mondays A , Macro , Macro Mondays , A