Have a beer & then photograph a Fishing Rod!

One evening on a recent fly-fishing shoot while enjoying a beer around a campfire, I had an idea. I grabbed one of the fly-fishing rods and started looking at it through a macro lens on my camera. It was amazing. Whenever you look through a close-up lens, new worlds open up.

The way I like to look through a macro lens is open up the lens fully (say f-2.8) for a very shallow depth of focus, and start exploring. In the above image I focused on the line-ring (if that is what it is called!) and because of the shallow depth of field, everything else goes out of focus. Voila!! Time for another beer!