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Close-Up's Odds & Ends

Updated on December 1, 2011

Close-Ups

I have only recently started taking close-ups, in the past I had, true, quite a number of tightly framed odds and ends of a full photograph, which when viewed on its own, looked like a closeup! If any of you are movie buffs, then Blow up, would ring a bell.

Why the shift, well over the past couple of years I am starting to realize that there is a very large world, within a very small area, I mean, up close and no not personal.

Now not looking at the Micro level, which is a whole new and fascinating world, rather I am looking at Macro level.

This started just after purchasing my first SDLR camera.

My wife was running a Sewing School, you know Ladies, teaching other Ladies, to make their own clothes, or how to teachother ladies ....... . I was running the admin side of our franchise. The Franchise owner, then tried to con me into starting a Craft type of Ancillary to the School, feeding me info on various crafts she could teach me too teach other people, at a small Franchise fee, of course.

Sewing!
Sewing! | Source

Good Enough To Eat?

Butternut Chicken Yomato and Melba Toast
Butternut Chicken Yomato and Melba Toast | Source
A perfect Latte' with a touch of the unusual, for "A+" presentation.
A perfect Latte' with a touch of the unusual, for "A+" presentation. | Source

Picture Perfect

An apt expression, which is so very often used, aft abused.

Now here is some examples of using picture perfect to sharpen ones taste buds, using eye appeal.

As An Enticement

A well presented cup of Coffee, in this case a Latte'.

Looked as it tasted Strong and full of the aroma of Freshly Ground Coffee Beans no Chicory.

Aviod Red Eye

Yes, this is one of my pet phobias, especially with babies and animals.

What you see when you take a flash photo of an eye, especially babies and pets. You are temporarily blinded and have an after spot of colour dancing around your vision for several minutes after the photo was taken.

Well imagine yourself at the age of 0 to 18 months and suddenly this happens to you, you have no Idea what it is and what causes this! It can be quite traumatic.

As for animals it is worse there only means of dedecting and evaing danger is taken away from them.

The result in your photo is Red Eyes, the can be edited out.


Red Eye for Effect

"Halloween"?
"Halloween"? | Source

But when a "Baby Bird" a strict NO-NO!

A Portrait of an African Grey. It is a closeup, as you will notice I have not used a flash to capture this.
A Portrait of an African Grey. It is a closeup, as you will notice I have not used a flash to capture this. | Source

Then at times when you least expect it!

Our back neighbours where having a party, it was Sunday morning at 01H38, they had been going for some 6 hours. My "Puppies", had to go for a nocturnal break, so I opened up the back door, as was my wont.

Assailed by the volume and distortion and senseless cacophany of sound that is considered to be music today, through a sleep deprived haze, the tree had been transformed by a mixture of various different lights to this vista.

Out came the tripod, set up, and a couple of test bracketed shots, and this be the result.


By the way the "party" ended up some 2 hours later!


When You Least Expect It

A tree in the very early morning!
A tree in the very early morning! | Source

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    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Hi there Sixtyorso. thanks for commenting and enjoying my photographic hub.

      Candie V, nope have not moved over to the darkside of neither food nor persona. All my metal is medical and only visible on an XRay plate. LOL

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      Candie V 

      6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Just wanted to make sure my fave foodie hadn't gone all.. Heavy metal on me!!

    • sixtyorso profile image

      Clive Fagan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      another great photography hub!

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      The Old Firm,

      Pleased that you ebjoyed the hub.

      Candie V,

      Nope, never would walk around as an advert for hardware stores.

      Thanks for the commments both of you.

    • Candie V profile image

      Candie V 

      6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Rodney! What a great hub and fantastic pictures! Is that you with all the hardware?? Hahaha!!!

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      The Old Firm 

      6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      A great Hub Rodney, thanks for the information.

      TOF

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks for the comment Sannel, it is great that you enjoyed it.

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      SanneL 

      6 years ago from Sweden

      Interesting and fun read, and the photos are great!

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks Carrie, enjoyed putting that lot together. Pleased with the responce to it.

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks Carrie, enjoyed putting that lot together. Pleased with the responce to it.

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      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      hi!! nice hub. enjoyed reading. voted up!

      carrie

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Eiddwen. Thankds for enjoyinng the hub, it was fun putting it together, and expounding my feelings regarding certain aspects and norms.

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Rodney,

      A great hub ,I found it so interesting and loved your photos.

      I vote up;thanks for sharing; take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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