I needed a little help for this week’s Project 52 theme: Macro. I don’t own a Macro lens so I had two options:

  • Experiment with extension tubes and/or Poor Man’s Macro techniques
  • Go and pay a visit to my lovely friend Rebecca Spencer, and spend a day chatting about photography, drinking tea, exploring her wonderful garden and playing with her toys (she has a LOT of toys) including the 105mm Nikkor lens which does wonderful macro.

Which option do you think I went for? Now, photographing still life isn’t my forte (I much prefer people photography) but here are my attempts at macro photography, the first two are of Star Anise, I just love their shape and texture:

Macro photography

Macro photography

And for this one I simply used a green sheet of paper in the background to make the colours pop:

And just because I can’t help myself here is a portrait of Rebecca too, taken with the same lens. Thank you Rebecca for being such a patient model!

Macro portrait