Zooming in on the Little Things
As I have often mentioned in my posts, macro photography is one of my favorite ways of capturing images.
It opens up a whole new way of looking at things - and sometimes what you discover is exciting too.
There are times when I am processing the photos in photoshop and things will magically show up that I didn't see originally. Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes not.
The textures of simple things that we do not normally notice can be quite surprising, and many things become abstract when they are zoomed in on.
I really admire the photographers who capture nature's macros - the tiny bugs and intricate flowers.
I know that when working with such a narrow depth of field, it is very difficult to get a perfect focus, and if the insect moves or a minute wind blows the flower, the focus is gone.
Most of the macros in my portfolio are of objects. Some of the first macro shots I did many years ago were of some miniature dollhouse furniture pieces that my sister had in her dollhouse.
Some of them were so intricate and I was quite taken with the little potted plants and flowers. I wanted to capture these little beauties in their tiny settings.
I didn't realize at the time that the lens I had didn't have very good macro capabilities, and I was disappointed with the results I got.
Years later, when I do have the correct lens to do the job, all those little pieces are no longer around.
My eyes are always open though - searching for all the macros in our daily lives.
If the light is right, and if the family isn't in too much of a hurry, I will grab a shot of that ordinary object - macros are hiding everywhere!