Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 12: closeup

30 day photo challenge, day 12: closeup. This is the ball pen assembly on a Pilot Precise V5 RT pen, shot at 10x with a Celestron USB microscope. I actually got a shot at 150x but it was nearly impossible to get it sharp unless I spent half a day building some kind of jury-rig to hold the pen and microscope just right. The microscope comes with a mount that is pretty much worthless, so most of the times you want to use it handheld (OK for 10x, pain in the ass for 150x). 

The challenge is at http://sherryturley.blogspot.com/2011/07/anyone-up-for-challenge.html