Friday, March 23, 2012

Magnify The Details



One of the most important things that photography has taught me is to slow down and take notice of the little things.  In the small details we begin to notice the textures and colors that may have been impossible to see otherwise.  During the spring I love to focus on all of the new beginnings such as these new leaves on a Boston Ivy vine sprouting to life and the subtle nuance of a water droplet on a Carolina Jessamine bloom.  These small bits add up to a showcase of new life that is springtime.  As Mies van der Rohe said, "God is in the details."  The details of a piece make it whole.

Macro photography allows us to get close....real close!  We can zoom in and showcase these magical little details.  I'm constantly looking for little miniature vignettes that in their smallness also show the bigger picture.  We would love to see your macro shots.  Post a link in the comments section or add them to our Flickr group!  Check out Claudia's Spring Assignment


8 comments:

Dotti said...

Leigh, you are so right! Photography has truly opened my eyes as well and spring time is a veritable feast for the eyes! Even as I drive around on my appointed rounds, I not only gaze at the spring trees, shrubs, and flowers, I drink them in with my eyes. And it's not just nature; it's everything. There is beauty all around us ... if we'll just open our eyes ... and our hearts to it.

xxoo
Dotti

terriporter said...

I am currently having a love affair with macro so I know exactly what you mean. Friends tell me, "You see things that I would have never seen" and I love that. I love being aware and noticing all the little wonders that are there to be seen. Can't wait to shoot a little macro with you, my friend!

Nancy said...

Being a newbie to photography, I am learning all about macro...It really is causing me to look at details I have been missing all my life...
I love this blog...Good work girls...Each of you are an inspiration....

Karen Harvey Cox said...

For a while all that I used was my macro lens when I got my first good camera. Sometimes when you view the photo you find even more remarkable details. Your photograph is lovely.

Karen

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I have to admit that some times my lens finds things I never even knew was there. I love up close and personal in many aspects. Nature of course, but with my job being a "new born" photographer at our local hospitals ... one of my favorite things to shoot are their teeeeeny tiny finger nails and lips!! Oh those lips!

Hugs!
Claudia

Deanna said...

I am like everyone else...love that macro lens, love what it can capture in the tiniest details. I am so glad I bought my macro when I did, if I had waited I probably would not have spent the money (it is a few $$$). Seeing so many beauties "close-up" is such a bountiful blessing, the excitement & joy never ceases.

susan said...

Wow...gorgeous images! Leigh, you always have such beautiful macro photos! La-la-la looooove the macro lens! It's a definite fav of mine!

Happy Friday!!! :)

Linda said...

Now that spring has sprung I have been laying in the grass with my macro lens a lot! I want to capture every unfolding leaf, budding bloom and dewy blade of grass. Pretty pictures!

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