I love Brie Anne’s challenge this week to explore the world up close.
When I started experimenting with macro photography, I felt like an explorer discovering a hidden world. As I opened the digital files in Photoshop, I was often startled by what my camera had captured. This shot of desert grasses almost looks like an abstract painting.
This shot of a romantic door knocker in Rome reveals surprising details in the centuries-old wood grain.
This last shot was my first experiment with high key photography. (Thanks Sally at Lens and Pens for introducing the concept to me!) The white background and several artificial lights add drama to an otherwise ordinary shot. The close up details the texture and color of the peony, which started blooming on my walk home from the farmer’s market and was fully open by the time I finished shooting an hour later. I’m sure you’ll agree that it is a stunning flower.
I’ve missed all my Word Press friends in the past week when we were on the road traveling. For those of you who are going on vacation, I hope you have a great time. If you’re back home after your trip, I hope you have great memories to sustain you for the next few months.
Have a great week, everyone!
P.S. A technical note: I used the Sigma 17 to 70 mm lens for my macro shots.