Monday, November 03, 2008

Macro Monday

So it's Monday and I've got this sweet, new macro lens and I thought to myself, "hmmm, Macro Monday!" would be a fun thing I can do to help me learn to use this monster.

Here's the deal. I'll post a macro shot of something I found during the previous week and you get to guess what it is. If you guess it right, you win! What do you win? The satisfaction of knowing that you're smart and get to help me refine my photo taking skillz. Cause they aren't quite mad yet, yo. *giggle* Sorry, I guess I can't do better than that right now.

I'll post the answer (and winner if there is one!) as well as a small non-cropped version of the photo so you can see for yourself what it is on the following Monday when we start all over again. The photos will not be heavily edited. I might adjust the lighting levels if they're too dark, or correct the color if it's off and perhaps sharpen it just a tad if it needs it, but that's it. They will be at the magnification that the camera takes them... no digital zooming!

If you have a macro or even a point and shoot that takes really great close-ups, feel free to participate on your own blog! Just make sure you leave me a comment to let me know so I can check it out.

Here's our first Macro Monday photo (click to enlarge):



What do ya think? Do you think you know it? Tell me! Outsmart my macro. *grin*

20 comments:

Catherine said...

A stain on the carpet?

Sandy said...

that's what I was thinking too catherine.
I would actually guess perhaps coffee grounds on the carpet?

Heidi @ GGIP said...

There was another blog that did something like this that I used to read. Hers were always easy. This is seriously hard.

I'll guess the crack in the top of some baked good.

Dustin said...

For what it's worth...I know what it is and I wouldn't have guessed!

Keep on guessin'!

The Rock Chick said...

Wow. I don't know! Is it like the top of a candle where they get charred sometimes?

Anonymous said...

I think it is a piece of clothing-sweather or something like that.

Jonathan would love this. He likes to take close-up pictures where you really have to think about it to figure it out-if you can.

Sandra

kimschell said...

My gut says "crap on the carpet" but my brain just can;t stop thinking caviar ...

Nicole said...

It looks like poppyseeds on a muffin or baked good.

Nicole said...

P.S. This is fun! Good idea Crystal!

Nicole said...

Poppy seeds on the carpet?

Anonymous said...

It looks like some ice/snow on a mat or drive way.
~Traci ndiana

Jeanie said...

Coffee grounds on the countertop?

Stacy said...

Beads on a bead mat?

BeckeyZ said...

I'm stumped. When do we get to find out the answer?

BeckeyZ said...

Duh...never mind, I just read when we get to find out the answer.

This is a cool idea. I think I'll try it too.

Now to find a subject.

Crystal said...

Next Monday is the plan. :)

Crystal said...

If you try it, be sure to post here so people can see! :)

BeckeyZ said...

Okay...I'm going to guess it's either the top of a muffin or bread.

Jessica Morris said...

wow. no idea!
I'll guess maybe a rock with tar on it?

Jeanie said...

It looks like Trixie in the background, though.