The Scrapbooker's New Toys
Photo taken with my new Canon 50mm Compact Macro lens.
You know how every now and then photo-lovin' women get the itch for something new?
Or maybe how it happens more often than every now and then?
When I was in Seattle last week, I got to spend some time with the beautiful and talented Tracey Clark who introduced me to two cool lenses that I decided on the spot I really needed to have. Needs? Wants? What the hell! Mama likes them write offs!
I bought one of these:
I took it up north over Memorial Day weekend and started to get to know it. I've never had any macro capabilities, and am really looking forward to exploring what it can do. Here are a few images I shot with it.
I call this one Extreme Bark.
And this one? Extreme moss.
This one is of a clematis in my back yard.
The second toy lens Tracey showed me was the Olloclip.
This nifty little guy goes right over your iPhone 4 or 4s camera. Like this:
The previous two Olloclip photos were taken with my new 50mm Compact Macro. I call that Blog Post Lensception.
It offers you three options: wide angle, fish eye and macro (and let me tell you, it is an extreme macro.)
YIKES! What IS that? (The same clematis blossom as seen above.)
And that? My patio table.
I realize that this extreme need for close up might be overkill, but here's a nice image from my weekend up North using the Wide Angle lens. I call it: Cabin Juice.
I'm guessing I'll get a lot more use out of the 50mm lens than the Olloclip, but hey, sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet.
And by all means, save your receipts for the tax man.