Macro close-up photography – Objects and Illumination. The detail shots are 100% crops of the prints; 19″ x 13″ (48cm x 33cm) up to 20″ x 30″ (76cm x 50cm)
The detail images shown here are approximately 6″x4″ (15cm x 10cm) segments of the actual prints.
The techniques used include a homemade modification of ‘dark field illumination‘ which is used in micro (microscope) photography. I created my own set up specifically for this series of images.
In order to get the complete Depth of Field in these pix, I needed to takes dozens of photos with slightly different points of focus, and then ‘focus stacking‘ software technology to align and mask them to create the complete images.
It is surprisingly time consuming to do it well, and achieve something visually interesting, and technically coherent.