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by Sharnbrook
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My first successful stack
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Hi Joe,

I like that, very moody, but are you sure that it is a beetle?

To me it looks exactly as if it has been embroidered (or even knitted!) :D

Really, I think it's a first class result, and I would have been very happy to have produced that stack.

Happy Christmas,

Mike
by Sharnbrook
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Mold on balcony ceiling
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

On the vertical course of stretchers where the wall adjoins the ceiling, it looks as if there could be some efflorescence there, patchy creamy coloured effect. ChrisR made the comment that if you wash the salts off with water, that they keep coming back. This is because the salts dissolve in the wat...
by Sharnbrook
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Peruvian Amazon: Tangled Webs Part VI
Replies: 17
Views: 6482

What an amazing story! Thanks very much for the enlightenment.
by Sharnbrook
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: sea slug, Aeolidiella alderi stereo
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Sea slug

Well done, I do like these stereos.
by Sharnbrook
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for use of enlarger lenses
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

And thanks ChrisR for your suggestions. I have Componon 50mm and 80mm enlarging lenses, but they are old ones dating back to the mid-late 60s. I also have the EL Nikkor 50mm f2.8 enlarger lens which give very reasonable results. I missed out on a Rodagon 135mm which went a few weeks ago for about A$...
by Sharnbrook
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for use of enlarger lenses
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Thanks for your additional info Chris. I have looked at the Coin Imaging site, but only once, a couple of days ago, but I shall give further time to it, and as you say, there is a wealth of information there.

I shall now hit the Submit button HARD to ensure this goes.

Thanks again,
by Sharnbrook
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for use of enlarger lenses
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Thanks Troels. I apologize for not having thanked you before, I certainly wrote a note, but obviously didn't hit the 'submit' button hard enough. I have Johan's excellent site, and have looked at the article many times, but I thought I had seen a post on this site as well. No worries, I have found e...
by Sharnbrook
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Recommendations for use of enlarger lenses
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Recommendations for use of enlarger lenses

I am sure that I have seen a post where the merits of various enlarger lenses are debated, but after about an hour of looking, I cannot find it.

Can any helpful member please direct me to the link? If so, I would be most grateful.

Many thanks, and so to bed.
by Sharnbrook
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Preventing leaf curl for macro photography
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Hi Rik, Charles and Chris S, thank you for your thoughts and suggestions. Apologies for the tardy reply, but we have had guests, and twice spent the day away from home. One of the trips was to collect a sample of the Tru Vue - UltraVue Glass, which I understand is more reasonably priced than the Mus...
by Sharnbrook
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Preventing leaf curl for macro photography
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Thank you Chris S, as well as Chris R., Pau, and Lou for your comments and suggestions. I have today procured a small sample of etched glass, which is used for non reflective picture framing and have taken some shots of 'bush samples' of grass, ie growing wild, with a similar blade length to my real...
by Sharnbrook
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Preventing leaf curl for macro photography
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

G'day Chris, Thanks for your suggestions. In fact, it is something I have considered, especially as a friend who has a framing business was saying just the other day that she has a new 'wonder glass' that gives virtually no reflection, yet still allows pictures to have the vibrancy that the older no...
by Sharnbrook
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Preventing leaf curl for macro photography
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Preventing leaf curl for macro photography

I am presently taking shots of leaves, mostly grasses, to illustrate various plant diseases. In many instances, the grass leaves 'roll up' either on the plant, or after they have been picked and taken to the studio for imaging. My current method involves trying to flatten them, and press them, prior...
by Sharnbrook
Thu May 14, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Some Technical Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Thanks NikonUser, as you say, it looks overly complex, but I shall try your short-cut method. I have some Glycerine and alcohol, and water shouldn't be too difficult... I had tried searching this site, but without a great deal of success. When in doubt, ask someone who knows.
by Sharnbrook
Thu May 14, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Some Technical Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Some Technical Advice

I have been observing from the sidelines for some time, but have only recently sourced a serious microscope, a 2nd-hand Meiji ML 2000, which appears to be in good order, with 4, 10, 40 and 100x SM Plan eyepieces, and I am eager to try it out, and learn how to use it properly. The other day, I was ea...
by Sharnbrook
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Trinocular head for Olympus wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Have purchased a Meiji ML2000 trinocular scope, so I no longer have a need for a head to fit the Olympus.