More macro fun as a COVID-19 distraction

I’m seeing some blooms.  And I’m seeing some petals.

There may be life in this barren wasteland after all.

In an effort to keep myself functional during this COVID-19 pandemic, while still remaining in isolation to avoid catching the coronavirus myself, I’ve set up a small studio with the goal of photographing items in macro – extreme close-up details – and saving them as part of a personal quarantine gallery.  Heck, maybe there will be a call for art somewhere that involves a digital online gallery rather than a physical frame-it-and-walk-in gallery.  We shall see.

So I captured a few more close-up shots last week, and here they are for your enjoyment.

Blooms 2. Nikon Df camera, Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 lens, affixed to Nikon PB-4 bellows, several photos combined in focus stack. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.
Blooms 1. Nikon Df camera, Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 lens, affixed to Nikon PB-4 bellows, several photos combined in focus stack. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.
Rose of Sherrin. Nikon Df camera, Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 lens, affixed to Nikon PB-4 bellows, several photos combined in focus stack. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

And just for the hell of it … I turned the above photo into a black and white construct.

Rose of Sherrin, black and white. Nikon Df camera, Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 lens, affixed to Nikon PB-4 bellows, several photos combined in focus stack. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

So yeah, this is how I spend my time these days … at least until we can get past COVID-19.

Which we will … so long as we keep up with the social distancing and self-imposed quarantine.

We can do this.

See?  I have tiny little flowers as proof that we can do this.  😀