Look at that! Another bonus post! Be sure to thank Amber for this one.
I was talking to her about close-up filters, and that they would be an affordable option for her until she can get a macro lens. They’re not the same as a macro lens, but they will let her focus closer to the subject with the lens that she has.
I mentioned that I took the magnolia picture, that’s hanging in my living room, with a close-up filter and someone couldn’t remember what it looked like even though she was just at my house that same day!
And since I had to take the picture, I thought I might as well post it on my blog because I’m really proud of it. It was also the first print that I sold (it was to an online friend in San Diego, and at cost, but it still counts).
Taken at the Dallas Arboretum on May 20th, 2002. I even remember exactly which of the many magnolia trees it was!
Minolta XG-1 with 70-210 mm lens at 210mm and close-up filter (either a +1 or +2) and b&w film.