Wednesday, September 28, 2011

it's the little things


To me, a macro shot is all about focus, and all about appreciating the little things. That whole world that exists beyond our normal range of sight unless we focus...it makes flowers all the more beautiful, insects all the more fascinating (and "eww"-inducing!), and snowflakes all the more magical and unbelievable. Magnifying what, to our judgment, is a tiny area, into a vast world of color, texture, and detail can bring nothing but wonder. Macro photography is a very special role that photographers can play and it requires much patience and care when shooting. And it brings to all of us quite a gift, to be able to see something anew that perhaps we'd never thought much about before. Certainly it can make one pause to wonder what other amazements we might be overlooking in our lives!

C'Lamson's shot did just that for me. I've developed a recent fascination with spiders that is deepening a phobia of them. We have a huge spider right outside our front door who builds an impressive web each night, for months now. The shot below drew me right in to see the beauty nature has built into even its most gruesome rituals.

Keep your eyes open!
-Cara, of CaraRosePhotos


on the spectrum by c'lamson

11 comments:

Valeria said...

Beautiful light

Leanne said...

That spider shot is spectacular, such beautiful light.

lowercase letters said...

wow. beautiful.
xo

Christina said...

such fascinating shots. they really draw one in.
xo

Elena said...

Great macro shot! I'm loving that spider one although I'm petrified of spiders. There is some serious bokeh going on!

Oliag said...

Being macro really brings out how beautiful the light is in each of these lovely photos!

Christian said...

The colors and light are gorgeous.

Kat Sloma said...

Gorgeous photo Cara. I must admit, my phobia of spiders has me glimpsing the second one through my hand for the beautiful light.

Kirstin said...

Goodness, this post is wonderful, Cara!

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Beautiful! I love macro shots.

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

Wow! These shots are both stunning! Love your words and its true that Macro lets us dig deeper and deeper into nature.

Post a Comment

thank you for visiting. take a moment and say hi!