Thursday, August 09, 2007
Playing With the Macro
I have a macro lens that I really don't use very often. Since it has been so hot and dry here in Missouri I decided that I would get the macro out and play around with it one evening indoors where it is cooler. Hence, the break from postings about the Biltmore.
This is an N scale model built by Kato of Japan. Each of these items in reality is approximately one inch tall. Yes, the engine in the top photo runs quite well. The car in the the bottom photo is a domed passenger car. The models are from Kato's exquisite replica of the famous California Zephyr passenger train that ran in real life from Chicago through Denver, Salt Lake City to San Francisco on three railroads; the Burlington, the Denver and Rio Grande and the Western Pacific. The train was the first to use the dome car. There were five of these dome cars on the train in all and passengers could sit back and watch the mountains of Colorado roll by in comfort.
This picture was taken very simply, straight on in normal incandescent light. It was kind of fun for a change and got me a little more used to a lens that I have rarely used and I am not a real fan of.
What have you tried new recently?
I hope everyone has a great Thursday, boy has this week flown by!