Weekly Photo Challenge -Scale

Spiny Cactus Macro

Spiny Cactus Macro

 

Spiny Cactus Fisheye

Spiny Cactus Fisheye

I thought it might be fun to pull out my Olloclip this week for the challenge. Here are two shots of a small cactus taken with my iPhone 5s and the Olloclip 4-in-1 lenses. The first is a macro shot and the second a shot using the fisheye lens. Bear in mind that the cactus and pot are only about 6 inches high and 5 inches wide. The mosaic table (which I did several years ago) is 48 inches in diameter. Isn’t it amazing what the right lens can do?

To learn more about the Weekly Photo Challenge, click here.

25 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge -Scale

  1. Yep, and the right photographer! 🙂

    Like

  2. Amy says:

    I agree with Jennifer! I love this take on, Cathy. Great capture with you iPhone. 🙂

    Like

  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Very interesting info about the lenses and the sizes. The table shot is interesting in many ways, but something about the first pic touches me. I think the depth.

    Like

  4. I like it: up close and personal with pretty pricks, Cathy, unlike the other, infinitely more annoying kind. And very nice art direction with the cactus on the mosaic table. Love the mosaic tiling by you!

    Like

  5. Hmmm, Cathy. I think you’ll enjoy my photo challenge photo tomorrow morning. 🙂 I thing cacti are beautiful. Good choices and beautifully done.

    janet

    Like

  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    I should really read up on my phone’s capabilities. People (like you!) capture lovely photos with their iPhones all the time. Maybe one of these days I’ll study up on it. My photography could use all the help it can get…

    Like

    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I use a special set of lenses that fit over the camera lens on the phone, Carrie. It’s called an Olloclip and I liked it so much that I got a new one when I got the new 5s (well not so new now.) While I do have a fisheye and macro lenses for my larger cameras, this thing is so tiny that it fits in my purse or a pocket and allows me to take better photos with my phone when I don’t have my Nikon or Olympus with me. Amazing what technology can do these days, isn’t it?

      Like

  7. Cathy, I love the table and the photo! I’m wondering did you get a macro lens for your iPhone? I use my iPhone a lot and have wondered about lenses for it. It’s not my forte- tech,but I know I could be doing more with this phone/camera. Wonderful entry!

    Like

    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Hi Dawn. Thanks so much! Yes, I have a tiny set of lenses that fit over the camera lens on my iPhone 5s. It’s called an Olloclip and it has two macros, a wide-angle and a fisheye – all for about $70. They’re so tiny, you can carry them in your pocket. They even have a set of telephoto lenses (which I had for my 4s but haven’t invested in for the new phone – didn’t find that I used them all that much. Check it out: http://www.olloclip.com

      Liked by 1 person

      • Thanks Cathy! I will definitely look into getting these. I love my SLR/Nikon, but I seem to take it with me less and less… but always have my iPhone with me. Sad, but I might as well accept the march of time. 🙂

        Like

      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        I agree, Dawn. Although I will say that I take one of my two major cameras with me a lot, I don’t always have them when I want to photograph something. The iPhone has a relatively nice camera and when you add the Olloclip to your repertoire, you have a powerful set of tools. What it cost me for the lenses for the Olympus and the Nikon (different size sensors on the cameras so totally different lenses for each) would pay for an Olloclip for most of my close blogging friends! And really, the Olloclip is tiny!

        Like

  8. seabluelee says:

    I’ve dreamed of the Olloclip macro for my iPhone for a long time. Recently I discovered the Camera+ app, which has a macro function that works very nicely, and at less than three bucks fits much better into my budget! 🙂 Your fisheye photo is very interesting as it relates to scale. I’d never have guessed that table was 48″ across. The little cactus looks HUGE!

    Like

    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I know. It does look huge! I was really surprised when I took the shot. I learned something about fisheyes with this exercise! I do like the Olloclip a lot, but I’ll check out Camera+. The tools we now have available are amazing aren’t they? Thanks, Leon.

      Like

  9. […] Weekly Photo Challenge -Scale (largeself.com) […]

    Like

  10. Brigitte says:

    Vibrant beauty, Cathy. The first one looks like cactus daisies! And blue is one of my favorite colors. Dynamic perspective, my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. […] 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale The Harlequin Tea SetFocusing on Cake. LargeSelfWeekly Photo Challenge -Scale Reflections for my SoulWP Photo Challenge: Scale (2) The Foot Steps…Weekly Photo Challenge: […]

    Like

Feel free to leave a comment, you know you want to...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s