Small Worlds II {A Simple, Single Image}

(A Simple, Single Image On A Thursday)

Columbine, Wrapped Up - Macro
Columbine, Wrapped Up – Macro

Small, compact and perfectly delicate – I love seeing the details we don’t usually catch. This is why I shoot with a macro.  Here I flipped my lens around on the body of my DSLR for a more abstract look to this budding columbine flower.

(I am almost back from vacation!….I was sooooo determined not to miss any posts like I did last year when I found myself away from home with no internet.  Thank you WordPress for the post scheduler!!  It rocks!!!  Total lifesaver!!!)


The Macro’s

I have so fallen in love with using macro photography.  Especially when it comes to flowers.  It has become a regular occurrence that I and my camera dive deep into petals and blooms.

When I was a child, I had a story book about Thumbelina, a girl so small she could crawl into flowers.  I would read and then daydream that I could be that small too.  The idea of making a bed out of a flower head seemed amazing.  I guess part of me is still that little girl, wanting to climb inside tiny, magical places….

Macro shots allow me to, in a way, be Thumbelina.

If I could, I would put an end all other activities and just spend my days capturing images at the macro level.

Here, I used my trusty 50mm lens, flipped around and held against the lens mount on my camera.  This is a very manual technique that forces you to be patient and steady.  The result is well worth the effort.  Though the focus of the image can be somewhat selective, I  find it only adds to overall effect and enhancing the dramatic tones.