RWPE Y2 #4: Harmony

Apparently there aren’t a ton of HARMONY lovers out there. I’m kind of surprised by the lack of participation this week, but what can you do. You buckle down and you carry on.

Here are the few submissions for this week:

Christopher D. Bennett

Carla Stensland A

Carla Stensland B

Mike Vest

I got up close and personal with the Random Theme Generator this week. It didn’t like it much, but it still spit out the following theme:


What is macro photography?

To quote Wikipedia:

“The classical definition is that the image projected on the “film plane” is close to the same size as the subject. On 35 mm film, the lens is typically optimized to focus sharply on a small area approaching the size of the film frame. Most 35mm format macro lenses achieve at least 1:2, that is to say, the image on the film is 1/2 the size of the object being photographed. Many 35mm macro lenses are 1:1, meaning the image of the film is the same size as the object being photographed.
In recent years, the term macro has been used in marketing material to mean being able to focus on a subject close enough so that when a regular 6×4 inch print is made, the image is life-size or larger. With 35mm film this requires a magnification ratio of approximately 1:4, which demands a lower lens quality than 1:1. With digital cameras the actual image size is rarely stated, so that the magnification ratio is largely irrelevant; cameras instead advertise their closest focusing distance.”

The best way to think of the technical way to look at this project is that macro photography is close up photography of something that is small.

Here are a few examples:

Follow this link to look back at last year’s MACRO submissions:


Good luck with this theme. Remember, most cameras have a MACRO setting. It is the little icon that looks like a flower.