Sassafrass Texture

Sassafras Texture

More captures of autumn with a Nikon 60mm AF 2.8 Micro-Nikkor. A sassafras leaf. Did you know safrole a compound in sassafras tea is banned for use and manufacture in the United Stated? Related articles West Virginia Small Game Hunting and Trapping Opportunities for 2015-2016 Yellow Crabapple Leaf Fall Brown Pelican and His Shadow

Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f:2.8 Lens

Best Cheap Nikon Macro Lens: 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor

The┬áNikon 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor is not only my Nikon macro lens, it’s my favorite lens in general. In Nikon lenses, only Micro Nikkors offer true macro. The Nikkor 18-55 DX and 70-300 zooms do not focus close enough for macro. Zooms sometimes label their closest-focus as “macro” but nothing beats true 1:1 macro. The […]


Young Helianthus

I chose this helianthus sunflower species for today’s One Picture a Day because of the way the center seems to recede into the petals. It has a photoshopped cutout look to my eye, despite that not being the case. The fibionaci pattern is evident as well in that center. The colorful rays have recently emerged […]

Strawberry Pool

Strawberry Pool

Much needed spring rains arrived today. This strawberry flower stayed open in defiance, and got a snoot full of rainwater out of the experience. You have probably noticed the rather odd highlight in the reflection in the water. That is my flash. I use an alcohol bottle as a diffuser over a Nikon SB-600 SpeedLight. […]

Letter Jumble

Moveable Type

Curious things we collect. Here’s a jumble of obsolete typography printing letters. They have a name, can’t think of it right now. These were retrieved from a purge of these things at a high school in the 1990s. We have a printer’s drawer the would have held these, too. Amazing how something that was the […]