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Light Box

White Vase

White Vase

I photographed this White Vase with a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art lens that was loaned to me by a friend. I was impressed with its sharpness.


Photography magnification can be a confusing topic so I thought I would write a simple definition and provide a visual example of what one can do with the right technology.



There was a flower arrangement that was about to start wilting so I decided to take this quartet of purple mums into my light box and capture them for posterity.

Lepachys columnaris, Lepachys columnifera, Long-headed coneflower, Mexican Hat, Mexican hat, Prairie coneflower, Ratibida columnaris, Ratibida columnaris var. pulcherrima, Red-spike mexican-hat, Rudbeckia columnaris, Rudbeckia columnifera, Thimbleflower, Upright prairie coneflower

Mexican Hat

On of my favorite Texas Wildflowers is the Mexican Hat. Not only do I think that the name is cool but so is the flower.

Begonia - Backlit at 3x Magnification


There is a pot of begonias in the entry way to the house. I was needing a subject to practice my macro skills and use the new light box that I had just built. So, I plucked one of the begonias and set it up.