Press Photographer and Photojournalist

MacroVirus

Broccoflower Broccoflower

The above images are of the virus that’s been occupying my lungs and invading my bronchioles for the past nine days and were taken using an electron-microscope…………or at least they could be. They look remarkably similar to the virus in my imagination! It’s actually one of these……

Broccoflower

……….a Romanesco broccoli, which is a cross between a cauliflower and a broccoli. They possess a fascinating fractal structure where the buds form repeating, self-similar spiral patterns. Anyway, the reason I shot this was to test my new lens: a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro. I bought this lens primarily to digitise negatives (although this still remains to be tested), as it seemed like a viable alternative to buying a cheap scanner for achieving high quality, digitised negatives (albeit probably more time-consuming). Turns out its also good for macro and portraiture! So you’ll be seeing more macro shots in the future. Below are a couple more shots of my old laptop hard-drive. Note that it’s probably a good idea to clean the dirt off of any objects before attempting to take macro images!

Macro Electronics Macro Electronics

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