A few years ago I ran across a tattered copy of the book Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky that makes for an interesting read whether you accept his theories or not.
When tinkering around with a macro lens and a crystal ball about four inches in diameter with a large number of air bubbles trapped inside seeing the results made me think of Velikovsky’s book.
Macro photography can be very unforgiving when it comes to focus and depth of field – you can mitigate a shallow dof with focusing stacking which I didn’t do in taking this photo, though I have with a number of other photos where I have I’ll post down the line.
No special props in taking the photo other than having set it on a piece of leather thinking to add a level of color to the image which it did.
Macro’s a hoot, though it requires patience and can be a little frustrating at times, at least in my opinion as it’s all about manual lenses rather than an AF one.
Something else that can be made evident when using a macro lens is just how dirty paper money can be as demonstrated below – if you have a magnifying glass pull out a bill and take a look.