Black & White Sunday: Macro

Macro photography is not everyone’s favourite type of photography, but it is a very broad genre that has always fascinated me. The theme for this Black & White Sunday is not very specific. I only ask that you get close, very close to the subject of your photograph and you are bound to see things that your naked eye has not perceived. Take a photo and make it black and white and link to this post. The deadline is next Saturday.



Wishing you all a peaceful and productive Sunday!




Check out the entries for this event by clicking the titles bellow:


The Kiss – Up Close and Personal

Macro by Sonya

Macro by Klara

GBH at the Waterfall

Rusty and crusty

Side Door, Iglesia de la Merced, Quito



Pushing Daisies


83 Comments on “Black & White Sunday: Macro

  1. Thanks for weekend wishes. I’ll try to be productive on an 8 hour bus trip after 30 hours since Warsaw! I love the depth and shadows in your circles.


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  3. I really like using Macro but am spud useless at the ‘refinements’. I wouldn’t have thought to apply it to black and white, Paula, but it works well here in making interesting shadows within the pipes. Nice chilled Sunday music too. Have a good one πŸ™‚


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  5. I do like this photo Paula. Taken as a macro, it highlights the geometry of the pipes beautifully. As well as showing us small details, it’s a great way of getting us to focus on what you want us to see.
    I don’t do much macro. The intention is there – I often pack my macro lens – but then the day runs away with me! Maybe I should try a day with only my macro lens! That would be an interesting exercise.
    Here is my offering for today:


    • That would be a solution – to go for a walk only with a macro lens :). Thank you for commenting, Debbie and for showing me more of Barcelona’s treasures. I like it!


  6. This is such an interesting challenge, Paula. And seeing your straws in b and w is fascinating – the different depth of shadow within.


  7. Paula, very striking, your straws (yes, I cheated and read some of the other comments first, I would not have guessed they are not pipes). I think that pattern done in sepia would make a great fabric design! Best, Babsje


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  9. Wonderful picture. The closer you get, the more abstract the picture is. Without a wider context, it could be straws, or pipes, or some other tube, but I love the pattern. I’ll publish my entry tomorrow morning. I’ve reached my post limit for the day πŸ™‚ Thanks for being such a gracious host.

    I’m still making friends with my macro lens and I’m sure there will be much more adventurous stuff to come as I explore the possibilities.


    • Thank you for this kind comment Marilyn. I will be happy to see your macro shot which I know will be a stunner. These are drinking straws. I have macro lens for three years now, and I only use it occasionally, but when I do it is with a lot of love πŸ˜€ Talk soon dear lady.


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  11. What I like most is the 3D effect from the middle third of the shot. It goes nicely with the first minute or so of your song. πŸ™‚


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  15. These look good in B&W too. I’ll see if I can come up with something before next Sunday, but I have lots of stuff to edit and go through from the weekend, so I won’t make any promises. I hop that you had a great weekend too. Mine was definitely memorable !!


    • Hi Max, my weekend was pretty quiet due to tremendous heat, but the week was great with a memorable concert. Next weekend we have a holiday so we’ll go to the mountains for three days – not as high as the Alps but still beautiful. I can hardly wait. I’ll stop by tonight after gym to see what you have been up to πŸ˜‰


      • I haven’t posted anything new since the scheduled post that I published on Saturday. A holiday in the mountains sounds relaxing and nice – just what I need after a weekend in Krakow! Hehe.


        • Can’t you find any models in Oslo? πŸ˜€ (going out of the office at last – see your posts tonight)


        • P.S. I am not a shallow reader, just sleepy – could not sleep cause of heat— my assumption was that by tonight you will have something posted πŸ˜†


      • His circumstances will lead him to the right path.To do live a clean life with conscience to help,love and tread the others equally.


        • This sounds pretty easy the way you put it. We both know that some people for some reasons are astray and mislead πŸ˜‰ Mine is a philosophical question, cause I don’t doubt my path πŸ™‚


          • There are two paths in life ,one leads to contentment and the other leads to greed and envy.Its the portrait we leave behind .Jalal


  16. Only you could think of turning drinking straws into art! πŸ™‚ I think I prefer the coloured version better.


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