In order to keep this sad, sad blog going, I know I have to post once every so often, even during its hibernation. The two people still reading this please, for god's sake, comment!
So, in the spirit of winter, here's a little photo I snapped with my iPhone 5. Yep, my iPhone.
I bought a $39 slip-on macro lens for it, figuring I had nothing but $40 to lose and everything to gain if it worked.
And it works! Enjoy the snowflake, taken at 28mm (that's the iPhone's focal length) and a 21x macro lens, which does something to the focal length, but I'm too lazy to determine just what.
Technique for getting the photo:
- get a piece of glass plate (mine's about 13" in diameter).
- take glass plate onto back deck while snow is falling.
- EXTRA TIP! Let the plate get nice and cold before setting it horizontally. That will keep the snowflakes from melting immediately upon landing.
- lay plate on deck railing, so that part of it is hanging off.
- let flakes land.
- VERY quickly, place iPhone with macro over the snowflake and snap away.
- repeat about 500 times until you get one good photo!