It's kinda slow in January, so I practice....
I have been practicing with infrared. I love this effect if done correctly.
This was taken with my 85mm prime lens from 5 feet away. That lens captures so many details that I can blow it way up and it looks like Macro.
This is a photomerge that I created in Photoshop. It's two pics merged into one. I took some texture pictures around my house for these background images.