So, it's been a while since I took any pictures "just for the hell of it". That's just what I did this evening. I set up some lights and a backdrop and went about capturing some images of the various playing cards and poker chips I have laying around.
While I was at it, I experimented a little bit with the "poor man's macro technique". If you don't know what that is, it's when you remove the lens from the camera body and flip it around so that you're shooting through the "wrong" end. It can create an interesting macro effect. But, obviously, you lose all the digital controls from the camera body and end up in full manual mode... plus you have to carefully hold the lens in place in front of the body while shooting.
"Poor Man's Macro"
Not all the pics in the gallery were taken that way, but a significant number were. Overall, I'm fairly satisfied with the results. Tell me what you think by adding a comment below.