Here’s a little study of light and texture with my macro lens. This is a close up view of a jar full of marbles. It is actually something I had on my desk to hold a flower made of PVC pipe which I got from my friend Bryan Blackmon. The green in the middle is the stem of the flower.
I put an LED light underneath the vase holding the marbles and got some interesting patterns. The marbles are clear glass but there are bubbles and imperfections which add to the texture. The final image seems to float as if in water but this composition is actually all dry.
Glass Marble macro
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 1/20 sec – ISO 00