Non edible Brownie

Non edible Brownie

I thought this camera looked cool, I found it in a flea market. Film is not my thing, I have a 35mm Pentax point and shoot that my parents gave me several years ago, so apart from that I’d be lost on anything but digital. This Brownie Twin 20 has two view finders, neither of which are though the lens. I’m not sure if it works or not either. Of course I’m not sure where I’d get the film for it or what type of film it takes for that matter. Do you see me in the shot?

Burning out

Burning out

It’s too cold outside, so I’ve been playing around inside with macro stuff and such. I’ve seen others do these types of shots with light bulbs so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s trickier than it might seem to be. Getting the glass off the bulb took some work to do it without breaking the filament inside. Then when you get one setup you only have a couple of seconds, or less on some bulbs, to get the shot before they burn out. So, 6 light bulbs later I got this and a couple of other shots that I liked. A bit of cold winter inside sort of fun.

Number 2

Number 2

I played with the Kenko Extension tube that I got this week. It takes some playing with to get used to these, but you can get in close! The tube consists of three seperate pieces that are placed on the camera and then the lens is attached. They basically just move your lens out further from the camera allowing for focusing up closer and getting in tighter. You can stack the three rings in whatever combination you want. The smallest one is 12mm, the second is 20mm and the third is 36mm. I’m pretty sure that on this shot I had all three together with my 50mm 1.8 Nikon lens. I shot for hours playing and trying to get a feel for them. I’m anxious to get them out in the spring and try to get some bugs with them.

Update: Check out my blog post on macro photography.