Hmmm, down a bit today. How random…
A while ago, some shop or other slipped me some funny money. What should have been a shiny five pence piece turned out to be a US Dime. Well, it was something new for my neglected coin collection, so I wasn’t really bothered. More to the point, it had potential as a photographic subject.
I’ve always struggled to get good images of coins. Even using a macro lens, a tripod and a decent flash, it was a bit of a struggle. But with the Fujifilm X-E2, the 60mm Fuji lens and a secret weapon I’ll mention in another post, I got a pretty good shot hand held and with remarkably little effort. Here’s the first good one:
|Taken||20:09, 10 December, 2013|
And a not quite so good one of the other side:
|Taken||18:34, 10 December, 2013|
For the benefit of those, like me, who aren’t familiar with US coinage, the actual diameter of this coin is a little under 18mm, or a little over 0.7″. So that’s quite some magnification in the images above.
 Inadvertently, I’m sure