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Photographing the Earth, one millimeter at a time . . .


Vatican Museum in Rome by CalevPhoto

Many start blogging to easily share there daily activities with family (but more than your family find your blog and you start talking more about nature)!! Others use there blog to talk about olden days when we were kids!! Like turning 8 years old and visiting my Aunt and Uncles campsite here in Allegany State Park. Joe (my cousin) and I would spend numerous hours playing in the stream trying to catch the largest crayfish. Darn those Raccoons . . . . they must have recognized the camper because they could always find our best hiding spots (when keeping the Crayfish overnight)! I still don’t understand why my Aunt and Uncle wouldn’t let us keep them inside the camper?


Fly Macro Shots by CalevPhoto

We are no longer 8 years old and no longer searching for crayfish together. But, 25 years later my cousin and I find that we still have similar interest! Joe has a family with 2 adorable kids and well . . . . I have two adorable cats! We are both photographers and submit pictures to flickr. I was shocked to learn that we are also both bloggers!! Although, Joe’s blog has been more about his work at Microsoft and describing things that I don’t have a clue are!! On occasion he would post some of his photography or family related things. To keep his work blog separate with his personal stuff . . . Joe created a new blog called “Photographing the Earth, one millimeter at a time . . . “. Please take the time to visit his site and you will be amazed at his numerous macro photos that is his passon! You will see things from aphids on ladybugs, to amazing up close shots of velcro (my fave post so far) and some indepth discussion on different camera equipment!


Water Drop by CalevPhoto

So please visit “Photographing the Earth, one millimeter at a time!


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26 responses

  1. i really love the picture of the Vatican Museum in Rome. Very neat. i would love to go there. ~nita~

    16 January 2008 at 10:21 pm

  2. Those micro photos are so exciting! I also love the photo from the Vatican. I’ve never been there. The pleasure of meeting up again with cousins is deep. I find that our differences lessen with age, but our love of family grows. I celebrate your friendship/cousinship.

    16 January 2008 at 11:06 pm

  3. Well your cousin has some awesome shots. I love macro also and someday will get a macro lens.

    I love the water photo.

    16 January 2008 at 11:07 pm

  4. Wow what great shots! Thanks for posting!

    17 January 2008 at 12:12 am

  5. Wow…Very cool! Thanks for the tip.
    BTW, we have numerous Louisiana crawfish nests throughout our backyard. C’mon down & we’ll put on a proper boil for y’all, y’hear? 😉

    17 January 2008 at 12:38 am

  6. That water shot on his website looks like it is crystal. It’s beautiful. It makes me want to invest in a super-duper camera. But I already need a new computer, a new laptop for traveling, a new camcorder and new software. Everything is so out-dated (5 years and it’s a relic!) Sigh. I got the “I wants.”

    17 January 2008 at 12:39 am

  7. The last time you provided a link to your cousin’s work blog, I read that he was planning to start a macro photography blog and was hoping you’d give us a heads up when that happened. Thanks, Tom. Joe’s got some great photos.

    17 January 2008 at 2:37 am

  8. Lisa at Greenbow

    WOW if the above are any indication of his photography skills it will be a pleasure to look at his blog. Thanks for telling us about it.

    17 January 2008 at 5:40 am

  9. Great icicle shot – I’ll have to stop over to his site!

    17 January 2008 at 10:18 am

  10. Wow, those are some amazing macros! I love the ladybug photos, of course. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your cousin’s work, Tom.

    17 January 2008 at 10:28 am

  11. calevphoto

    Thanks for the mention Tom! This blog has been a joy to start and write and I’m glad people are enjoying it.

    17 January 2008 at 10:57 am

  12. Fantastic photography. I know how hard it is to capture that drop of melt from the icicle. I remember trying to get a single leaf in mid-air last fall. Your cousin has a lovely goal: every exquisite millimeter of earth. yay!

    17 January 2008 at 11:53 am

  13. Great photos! I love the water drop!

    17 January 2008 at 12:34 pm

  14. Thanks for the link Tom, I took a look and he has some great images there, very nice.

    17 January 2008 at 2:43 pm

  15. What great photographs. Really great. The water droplet is fantastic! Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog, Tom. We can learn from it.

    17 January 2008 at 3:45 pm

  16. I love the photos on his site–makes me to look a little closer at nature.

    17 January 2008 at 5:29 pm

  17. Marg

    What Marty said!

    17 January 2008 at 6:53 pm

  18. Absolutely, thanks for the pointer. My favorite is the fly, because the detail is so intense.

    17 January 2008 at 8:05 pm

  19. Tomek

    Wow. Cool stories Mr. Tom. Those photos were absolutely stunning! Do you by any chance know what kind of camera he (CalevPhoto) uses?

    17 January 2008 at 8:53 pm

  20. @ Nita – That is my favorite also! I have always loved it! Thanks
    @ Caroline – he does do amazing macro work! Wish we lived closer than East/West coast!
    @ Toni – he is an amazing photographer for sure! Thanks
    @ Rurality – I so agree and glad he let me share them with everyone!
    @ Lana – I can’t say that I have ever eaten one! Sounds interesting!
    @ Erie – so many things that I would like to buy also! I toss and turn every day what I want to purchase!
    @ Marvin – He did great stuff over there also! And with more of your great comments he can only get better!
    @ Lisa – Thanks for taking the time to visit his site! It is tough being the new kid on the blog and great having new visitors!
    @ Marty – He would greatly appreciate your visit! I am more than sure!
    @ Lisa – amazing for sure and those are great lady bug shots! Hmm, should have added one on my site!
    @ Joe – no worries and thanks for letting me share! Anytime!
    @ Tomek – he’s using a cannon and as you know I use a nikon! But which exact kind, you will have to check his site for those details! I think the D5 or something like that! Ya, we were camping over on B loop around your age you guys started coming to allegany! I bet you have a few stories to tell!
    @ Robin –I so agree and just love his title of the blog! So catching for sure!
    @ threecollie – it is great and I love the drop also!
    @ Bernie – great and I sure hope you subscribed to his site!
    @ Mary – It is soo great to see things differently through his lens!
    @ Joan – it sure does and anything to explore nature closer is the best way!
    @ Marg – LOL!
    @ Wren – he has many others on his flickr site that is even more amazing! Although the fly is a fave for sure!

    17 January 2008 at 8:57 pm

  21. @Tomek – The following is my setup. Camera: Canon 5D, Lens: Canon MP-E 65, Flash: Canon MT-24EX. I will have a post in the near future that details this setup.
    @Everyone – thank you again for visiting my site and commenting!

    18 January 2008 at 1:11 am

  22. Amazing photos again and some new wonderful links for me…I do enjoy the writing here as well as the links and photos and it made me think of why did I start to blog…..that would be a good blog….cheers

    18 January 2008 at 2:12 am

  23. @ Joe, thanks!
    @ Island – So glad you enjoyed these and it will be a great blog! Glad you enjoyed it!

    18 January 2008 at 12:20 pm

  24. Tomek

    Hey Mr. Tom. Just wondering if I could ask you a question. I am planning to dabble in wildlife photography in the future, so I was wondering what camera you would recommend for a beginner photographer? I would want one that is digital, relatively inexpensive, and has a fast shutter time. Any suggestions?

    18 January 2008 at 3:39 pm

  25. Depends on the money you are planning on spending! DSLR’s are very expensive and will do what you suggesting! Although, you know that 75% of the pictures that I take on this blog are from my point and shoot! So, my suggestion is a good point and shoot to start with working on framing, etc.. then later on when you have the money get a DSLR.

    19 January 2008 at 8:36 am

  26. lvn600

    Interesting coincidence Tom-The photos are just terrific too!

    19 January 2008 at 10:19 pm

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