Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: macro

  • Glass Insulator

    Glass Insulator

    Enjoy this close-up, still life photograph featuring an interior view of a vintage green-blue glass insulator, commonly used to secure electrical lines. It’s simplicity has appeal and may be suitable as a decorative accent piece on a wall in your home. To see more, you can visit my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

  • Old Glass Bottles

    This still life photograph features a collection of colorful vintage glass bottles. It would look great behind a frame on an empty wall in your home, or at the office. You make the call, and be sure to stop by one of my galleries to select the perfect accent piece…

  • Quarters Macro

    Quarters Macro

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

  • Count Your Pennies

    Count Your Pennies

    It’s always a good idea to count your pennies. When you’re done counting, you’ll likely come to the conclusion that, should you choose, a purchase from any of the following galleries represents an expenditure which is affordable.

  • Loose Change

    Loose Change

    If you like my macro photography, you can spend a few coins and purchase a print from my gallery. Perfect for the home or office, it always makes a great gift-giving idea. There are several print types to select, so stop by and see what you can find. Thanks for visiting!

  • Coral Close Up

    Coral Close Up

    I’ve had this small piece of coral since the 1970’s. Now, it’s available on prints and other items found in my gallery. Check it out…

  • Macro Shots

    Welcome to my first experiment using a mirrorless camera with an inexpensive Canon-FD-Lens-Mount-to-Nikon-Z-Camera-Mount adapter.

    I always wanted to try my old lenses, formerly paired with a Canon AE-1, on a new camera. However, with lenses made by different companies, I’d (wrongly) assumed that each would require a unique adapter.

    In fact, only the lens mount fitting matters. So, with this series of photographs, I’m using a Vivitar Series 1 90mm f/2.5 Macro lens made by Tokina.

    I’ve also applied a scaled-back version of my usual post-processing routine to these photographs, shot as RAW files, using Affinity Photo.


    Because this is a dumb adapter, both autofocus and changes to aperture are no longer available in-camera and must be made manually.

    In order for my camera to retain IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization), information such as lens number, focal length and maximum aperture, had to be assigned in the Set Up Menu as Non-CPU lens data. I also assigned a Function Button to use as a shortcut.

    Without autofocus, I’ve found it helpful to use Focus Peaking, which superimposes a selected color to highlight areas in focus. Depending on the primary color present in any given scene, one may assign a contrasting color for improved visibility.

  • Lost in Space

    Lost in Space

    Recently, I was combing through shag carpet while looking for a contact lens that I’d lost, and discovered planet Earth stuck in the fibers. Haha, I’m just joshing…I don’t wear contacts. But you can see some really cool merchandise featuring my design, when you visit the following shops:

  • Modern Art

    Modern Art

    Abstract Fractal

    This contemporary digital artwork features a paper-thin fractal design with an aquamarine color, floating in space. It looks equally cool behind glass in a frame on a wall, or on a t-shirt. You can see a wide variety of products available when you visit these shops:

    It also makes a great gift-giving idea! I appreciate your visit, thanks.

  • Abstract No. 2048

    Abstract No. 2048

    If you don’t like the number 2048, feel free to add or subtract until which time a derivative complements your sensibilities. At that point, visit the following shops for great prints, gifts and apparel…

  • Abstract Palm Frond

    Creative Balance

    This interesting digital artwork is based on a photograph which I took many years ago while in Hermosa Beach, California, and features a palm frond. You can discover many great prints, gifts & apparel in the following galleries…

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Copper Spheres

    Copper Spheres

    Enjoy this contemporary surreal digital artwork of three dimensional copper spheres floating free of gravity, with geometric reflections.

    You can find my design on a variety of cool merchandise, available in the following shops – RedbubbleSociety 6Pixels and Tee Public.

    Thanks very much!

  • Green and Gold Abstract

    Green and Gold Abstract

    Have you ever wondered what a fractal looks like from a macro perspective? Well, this image was created using a fractal design, which I imported into three dimensional space using Bryce software. You can find it on many cool products when visiting these shops: Redbubble, Pixels, ArtPal, Society 6 and ArtFlakes.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tidal Pathways

    Tidal Pathways

    This vintage black and white photograph captures pathways in the sand formed by tidal recession, from high to low tide, as seen on a beach along the Atlantic Ocean. You can see many prints and other items when visiting my shops at Pixels, Redbubble, ArtFlakes and ArtPal. Check it out…

  • Monochromatic Chaos

    Monochromatic Chaos

    Though it may not look like it, this abstract black and white digital artwork was created using Adobe Photoshop, exclusively – no artificial intelligence needed. Rather, each area was modified individually. You can see more in these shops: