Updated portfolio and map with 3 more sands from New Zealand. This brings me to a total of 45 sand samples from around the world.
Got two new sands from Nicaragua.
One from Big Corn Island and one from Little Corn Island.
Digging through one of my sands I can always find something interesting. This is a piece of coral I took a macro picture of. I changed the macro setup to get 3.8:1 magnification ration so the entire frame captures only 6.2mm across.
Added 8 sands from New Zealand to the map and gallery.
Still have a few more to add.
Added 12 new sands to the sand gallery and world map.
That’s up to 32 so far.
Added 1 sand from Egypt and 1 sand from Japan (star sand)
Added 18 Sands from Hawaii to the map and portfolio
All the location specific pictures I take are 12.6mm wide.
I am working with a Nikon D7000 which has a 23.6 mm × 15.6 mm Nikon DX format RGB CMOS sensor.
To it I attached a Lester A. Dine 105mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens. Having only this 1:1 lens, the best picture I would be able to take is 23.6mm across.
I followed this by adding a set of lens extension tubes between the body and the camera which increased my macro from 1:1 to 1.8:1 and so I thus I can see 12.6mm across on the whole sensor: 4,928 × 3,264 (16.2 effective megapixels)