The park of Fredriksberg Slot – Fredriksberg Palace – is lovely in autumn, when it’s coated in yellow, copper and faded green hues.
During our romantic stroll, I found this little bush of purple coloured berries.
It took me a bit of googling to find out what it is called, but the commonly used name Purple Berry Bush did the trick (it literally gave it away, so to speak :)).
Officially though, it’s called Callicarpa or Beautyberry – how lovely and befitting!
So I whipped out my camera…
For a while now I have been playing with the idea of buying a macrolens. Except that the little gadget is so darn expensive.
And then I read the e-book Up Close by Craft and Vision! Turns out there is also something called a close-up filter or lens, which comes at only a fraction of the price of a macrolens.
Truth be told that it doesn’t go as up-close as a macrolens, but at +5 diopter this magnification glass does the trick and it’s worth to just ‘give it a try’ without breaking the bank.
Lo and behold: the result! It takes a bit getting used to using it, but I’m happy with what I’ve tried so far.
I like the amount of details – the little ‘hairs’ on the berries – and the depth of field. So the close-up lens is here to stay! 🙂