Wednesday, September 21, 2011

magnifying glass

Getting into a macro state of mind is a lot like meditating for me. I need to get into a very small space that requires patience, stillness, focus and breath control. When you settle in on one small area you may be drawn to a certain texture or pattern. In the photo above it was both. The meticulously spaced rows of snail shells on Buddha's head gives way to waves of texture and details in the eroding edges. As I moved in closer it reminded me of barnacles. Use your macro lens like a magnifying glass. You will find that the beauty is in the details.

Bugs are one of my favorite subjects to zoom in on. They always have beautiful patterns and fuzzy parts that are barely visible like the hairy legs of a dainty ladybug. I am drawn to the juxtaposition of the this fragile little bug with her shellac-like hard shell top captured by Grimble2010. I feel like a have been shrunken down for a bugs eye view, reminds me there is a whole other world down there beneath our feet just waiting to be explored.

Lindsey of modchik-photography

Seven spotted ladybird

seven spots by Grimble2010


cara said...

really great reflection on the topic!!

Michelle said...

Love that lady bug photo!!

Meghan @ Life Refocused said...

I LOVE macro photography!!

urban muser said...

lindsey, i love the textures in your photo! and i am a sucker for ladybugs too :) great post.

Kirstin said...

I totally know what you mean about meditating and macro. These are beautifully paired. What a lovely post. Thank you.

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

love your words lindsey, and the feelings both images evoke inside of me. yes, it is a lot like meditation, focusing deep inside.

Visual Aids said...

That is one great image. The bug is clear enough.

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