Macro shot of... Salt.
Olympus u-mini Stylus VS
Enhanced contrast with GIMP 2.6.
So I really fancied having a go at the "Beauty In Everyday Objects" contest, and although my camera is perhaps not the best I really enjoy Macro photography.
So it got me thinking (and I had a little wander around the house too) about what every day objects I take for granted around me... And then I kinda thought: "Hold on. What's the most boring everyday object that everyone has in their home?" Salt!
I originally started with the fine grain stuff you put on chips... But then my Dad suggested I try out rock salt, as it's got a far more interesting texture. Props to him for not even wondering why I was pouring salt all over the kitchen...
Also, that "orange" surface that it's on is in fact highly reflective black granite...
For the record (because I actually took the time to find out) one of those grains of salt measures approximately 0.4cm- so definitely less than the 2.5 cm limit.
I didn't use any special techniques- just the regular Macro setting on my camera, and some clever focusing. And a stable surface to steady my camera with. Comments and criticisms are really appreciated!
More of my Photography: [link] Exif data:
Make: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Shutter Speed: 1/6 second
Focal Length: 6 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Date Taken: May 04, 2011, 20:34 PM
Software: Version 1.0