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A macro photo of a 2" leaf, one of three left hanging on my crabapple tree as of Dec 1. This and the next six images were taken with a cobbled-up macro lens consisting of a Nikon 85mm lens, a Kenko Pro 1.4X telextender, and an Olympus screw-in macro lens adaptor.
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A macro image of some very small cloth "buds" on a neighbor's ornamental all-year-round planter. These tiny "buds" are less than a dime in diameter.
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A screen door, obviously with the screen slightly out of plumb.
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Close up of Lenny's ear. Lenny, as you may have guessed, is my cat.
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Handle of a wrought iron camdlestick holder sitting near my front window.
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The business end of the candle sitting in that candlestick.
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Macro shot of the front of my phono cartridge, complete with dust from the last playing and subsequent "dust web". Incidentally, this is one terrific-sounding cartridge, a moving coil design, that cost me $300 in 1982. Let's see, that was 29 years ago.....do you think $10 per year is too much to pay for absolutely top quality vinyl sound?
Incidentally, this and the preceding six shots were taken with a cobbled together macro lens, consisting of a Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF lens coupled to a Kenko Pro 300 1.4X telextender and sporting an Olympus 62mm screw-in macro lens adaptor. This combo does exceptionally well as a close up lens, as witness the clarity and smooth background bokeh shown here.
Jarvis Ave 20100625_Grynn and Barrett
Wonderful story here. Very successful family business....major studio for portraits, commercial but with a mainstay in the school photography hereabouts. Decided to change their name three years ago....chose this. Probably so subtle that 90% of people miss it.
Two Double Meanings:
#1 - "Grin and Bear It" .. colloquial similar to "Keep a Stiff Upper Lip"
#2 - "Grin" and "Bare It". Perhaps more germane to the photo business.
Did they do it deliberately? You bet your life, and proud of it, too. A company / family that obviously doesn't take themselves too seriously.