A few months ago, I came across this article from Adorama about how to shoot super close-ups of snowflakes by reverse-mounting your lens. We don’t have any snow, so I used the next best thing: spices. Ok, maybe not the next best thing, but it’s what I had, and I’ve always kinda wondered what they looked like close-up!
I started with something common- Poppy Seeds:
I never knew how divot-y poppy seeds were! I always assumed they were smooth!
Another surprise was Thyme, which was also divot-y:
Next I picked common Table Salt, which was nice and cube-y, just like science class taught me!
Caraway and Cumin look quite similar, to me at least, so I wanted to know how the compared up close. Here’s Caraway:
They are different! Crazy!!
I tried another long, thin spice- Rosemary:
Some of the spices I had were big enough that I could shoot them with the macro. Here’s Whole Allspice:
And my favorite, Whole Cinnamon:
Have you ever experimented with reverse-mounting a lens? Did you even know it could be done? I want to know about your experiences!