...especially macro or close-up, has always been one of our hobbies. Here is a small sampling of our favorite photos.

Here is Checkpoint Charlie along the Berlin Wall (not a friendly place back then at all). I was a tender 18 years old and toured Europe in the Summer of ’67. I also had quite an experience coming back through the East Berlin side. Maybe that's why I like the movie Gotcha so much. It’s a digital scan originally taken with a Kodak Instamatic (and lot of Photoshopping.)
...moving on to 1974, an Olympus OM-1 and my bride. (scanned again)
We entered the digital age with a Kodak DC-290 then moved on to a Nikon Coolpix 995, and recently a Nikon D-70.  Here’s a reflection of concours preparation at a Porsche Club event in a 911T chrome wheel.
The high desert of NW ArgentinaArgentina uplands

Here's the new super-macro setup. It’s a Nikon PB-4 bellows (optional extension ring at the rear) and a 55mm F2.8 Micro-Nikkor that can be reversed for even more magnification.
the fuzzy trichomes on the leaf of Tillandsia duratii
the familiar face of Andrew Jackson
Ice fog and ice fog on Chinese Witch Hazel
(Hamamelis mollis) which usually blooms in late January or early February.