Monday, April 27, 2009

Macro Monday #8: "Red Kryptonite"


"Pocket Full Of Kryptonite"
Raleigh, NC - April 2009 (Click to embiggen)
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14 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Don't get too close to that stuff or you'll be in serious trouble. You know what that can do to you, pal.

ROSIDAH said...

Very daring to take macros on those hot Kryptonites! I will be asking you for some, if I meet up with Tom Welling... or can you let me into the secret of the source. I haven't figured it out until now. Have a great week :)

Eaton Bennett said...

I'm totally ignorant here, what is red kryptonite? I thought it only came in green and Superman had major trouble with it. :))

Bryan said...

If you happen to see Superman or Clark Kent, slip him some of this and he may turn into a dwarf or grow a third eye.

The stories with red kryptonite were always amusing.

Shadow said...

what the.....

margieandkath said...

this is nice but i always preferred the green kryptonite the most. lol.

VALKYRIEN said...

Hmmm.....I have no clue what that is! I know the green stuff - but red? Now you got me wonder the rest of the day!!!

Shadow said...

nope, not my birthday, but present are gladly accepted at any time, heee heee heee

and of course the child in me says: you gotta tell! you gotta tell!

aguthrieimages said...

Ok Super Dude pretty cool effects!
Almost looks creepy!
mine is here
http://aguthrieimages.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/blue-macro-monday/

lisaschaos said...

Uh-oh - Run!

really cool lava-ey shot!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Oh, Mojo...you're my superhero! :D
Hot Shot!

Mojo said...

Since a few people have asked, I'll clue you in on what this really is. I started with an old-fashioned slide sorter. For those of you too young to remember them, this is a metal box with an incandescent bulb in it and a translucent plastic over that has ridges molded into it to support mounted slides so they could be arranged in the order you wanted to present them. I took out the ordinary light bulb and replaced it with a low wattage red bulb, then replaced the cover and dropped a handful of the de-icing crystals you use to melt the ice on your driveway on top. Then I set up the tripod and screwed a +4 macro filter on my 85mm f/1.8 lens and did my usual shoot-adjust-repeat until I got this. And several other similar shots from various angles -- some of which you'll see here at some point I'm sure. It didn't work out quite like I envisioned it, but it was still a likable shot.

ROSIDAH said...

I should have thought that it needs more than bread crumbs to get Superman under your spell :). Very creative shot!

Shadow said...

okay.... i'd NEVER have guesses...