Macro Mondays: Spiral

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Mondays group is “Spiral.” From this week’s instructions (via Moderator Hans Holt):

A spiral may be described as “a curve or winding shape that winds around a central point”. Many times it shows a continuous decreasing or increasing curve (= a continuous and gradually widening or tightening), either around a central point on a flat plane or about an axis so as to form a cone …

https://www.flickr.com/groups/macromonday/discuss/72157715004004802/

Square Spiral Vortex

My mom and I have been enjoying afternoon craft time almost everyday around 4:00 p.m. It’s been a nice respite to the groundhog day aspect of life lately and has given us some wonderful quality time together. Since getting her new quilling kit a couple of weeks ago, she has been creating some truly beautiful paper art pieces including an intricate butterfly and some lovely flowers. I’m almost done with Dominic’s Christmas stocking… it’s been a lot of work, but it’s going to be really cute when finished.

When I saw this week’s Macro Mondays theme of “Spiral,” of course I asked my mom for assistance. My mom loves wrapping gifts and creating all kinds of art. I suggested either a spiral made out of her new quilling paper strips or a spiral made out of her wrapping ribbon. Well she created both for me so I had to use them both in this photo! The little paper square (which is less than an inch wide) is called a Square Vortex with the different colors spiraling in toward the center. Behind the square is a piece of glittery gold ribbon that she made into a spiral. I put them both on a mirror to get this shot.

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/11 | 1/250 | ISO 640

Golden Spiral of Ribbon

I also wanted to get a shot of just the gold ribbon spiral for this week’s Macro Mondays theme. I had about half a dozen keepers from this shoot, but I ultimately decided that I loved the explosion of color in the Square Spiral Vortex image the best. This was my second favorite because of the bokeh, though I only got the center of the spiral in perfect focus.

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/10 | 1/250 | ISO 640

Loopy

One last fave… the way this ribbons spirals reminds me of hearts. I just love pretty bokeh!

New Braunfels macro photographer
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/14 | 1/250 | ISO 1600

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  • Tim Keppler - I love the reflection and the refraction that it create. The thickness of the mirror on the 2nd photo produces a double image below, somewhat distorting the original. Maybe it was unintentional, but it is cool!ReplyCancel

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