Posts tagged macro

Cupcakes by Audrey

During my brother’s Birthday last weekend, we had a nice surprise for him (no, not talking about the LX5) in the form of cupcakes as a birthday cake. Cupcakes are getting to be the in-thing nowadays and the good thing is that you don’t need to cut them and they come with their own little plates! Of course if you’re anal about some traditions such as cutting the cake, you’ll be disappointed. Actually, who says you can’t cut a cupcake? You might look silly though.

Anyways, since he’s in the financial industry, we’d get an appropriately themed cake with stuff like bulls, bears, charts and so on but we decided to throw in a few funky things like fishes, boobs and bums. I must say that Audrey does bake some lovely cupcakes and they were nice and moist. A bit of the sweet side but I guess that can be custom tweaked on request (I didn’t order them so I didn’t make that request). Of course the fondant designs were the nicest compared to the regular cream and icing decorations but they come at an added cost.

Time for me to stop talking and the photos to salivate you!

Insect Eaters

Had a full weekend with chores, meetings and photography of a certain kind. Anyways, here’s one photo I approached it using some tips I picked up from Louis’ workshop. Yes, I know it’s a tiny pitcher plant but who says wedding photography and macro plant photography are different. In case you’re wondering, it’s for my brother-in-law’s new blog.

Giant Peanuts

Did the peanuts suddenly grow large or did the bottles shrink? Or are they just yummy chocolate filled with cool liquor?


macro \’mak-(.)ro-\ aj [macr-]
1: excessively developed : LARGE, THICK 2: of or involving large quantities 3: GROSS

icon_ltgray_open_quote Taking close-up pictures of small things is called “macro photography.” I have no idea why. Perhaps because the small things in macro photography are generally larger than the things you are taking pictures of when doing “micro photography”. If you really want to be pedantic then you should say you are doing “photomacrography”. icon_ltgray_close_quote

A most green bulb!

Well, well, everyone says that you need to look at the big picture and all that. Sometimes, the small picture is important. Why? It’s details, details and details my good man (or woman)! GOD is in the details. If you don’t believe that, go get a microscope. Anyways, I think it’s really important to sometimes have the smaller things in life. Small pleasures, a walk in a park, or just a chat over coffee. Life is short, enjoy the trip!