The Key Photograph

January 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This blog took last week off, in case you didn't notice. I just needed a break - I was in a dry spell.

But now, my dry spell is over, and I generated a new photo.

It isn't much - just a quick macro shot of an ordinary household item.

Specifically, a house key:

The Key PhotographThe Key PhotographA macro shot of the end of an ordinary key.


It's just the tip of the key - I couldn't get much more of it in focus at this distance. The background color comes from a piece of construction paper. There's a strange blue stripe along the edge of the key, which I did not add. I don't know where it came from, but it's probably something you wouldn't notice when looking at the key with the naked eye. 

My plan is to do more macro photography this winter. The challenge is finding subjects. Over the years, I've done macro shots of coins, thumbtacks, staples, and pens. With this key shot, I think I've done images of every reasonably interesting object in my desk drawer. (I'm using the term "interesting" loosely here.)

If you have any macro image suggestions, please let me know. (Either leave a comment on the blog, or contact me directly.)

In the meantime, I'll keep thinking about it. I might have a paper clip around here someplace.



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