Monday, September 26, 2011

macro mystery


When you focus in on one area, one detail, you create a sense of mystery. When the context is lost, color information is taken away, the image becomes more about the design elements... line, form, value. What is this? You might wonder. Or you may just sit back and enjoy the light and the lines, moving through the space in a pleasant way.

I enjoyed ~mimo~'s image below for the same reason. The focus on detail, to the exclusion of context, adds a bit of mystery. If she didn't tell me in the title, I'd never know what this was. It's pure shape, line and form, and it's pleasing on its own. I like seeing the world this way.

Kat of The Kat Eye View of the World


bed springs bokeh in the junkyard

bed springs bokeh in the junkyard by ~mimo~

10 comments:

mimokhair365 said...

Thank you so much Kat for using my photo and for sharing your wonderful perceptions here!

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

perfect pairing kat! both images say so much even though they are showing so little. love your insights : )

Christina said...

absolutely beautiful. it's so easy to fall in love, with these intimate shots.
xo

Oliag said...

Wonderful photos! I love the mystery of many macros...I am still trying to guess what yours is:)

urban muser said...

kat, i love these shots, and your whole take on the macro theme. a little mystery in a photo is good sometimes!

Radish 38 said...

I really appreciate the why here. And good photos. Thanks.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

I love the macros and wish I were better at doing them!

I'm also writing to let you know I'm passing on the "Versatile Blogger" award to you on my latest post -- if you don't do awards, at least know I'm honoring you and have linked to you on my blog :)

blue elephant photography said...

oooh so yummy bokeh on mimo and such beautiful composition on yours i love it!

Kirstin said...

Oh yes, they are mysterious, aren't they? I have a lovely time trying to guess what these were before reading the titles.

Beth Crocker said...

WOW, this is so beautiful!

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