Without looking too far below, can you tell what this is? One of the many things I like about micro photography is that ordinary objects that we see and disregard every day can look beautiful and interesting up close. Of course the inverse is true as well. Things can look pretty grotesque when you see them up close and personal.
This image is from the Hurstville shoot of last week. I had the wrong f-stop dialed in but still got some interesting images. I watched a lesson on macro photography this past weekend so I have a much better idea of how to get the look I’m trying to achieve.
The first image is of a common dandelion after its metamorphosis and is ready to spread its seeds to the wind. I have never looked at one this closely and it was just by accident that I even took the image. I was just playing with the macro lens and it was in my path so I took the shot.
I was reading a blog yesterday by a man who at the age of 42 made a change in his life. He had bounced around from one job to another being reasonably successful but never fulfilled. He had a wife, 4 kids, home, cars, etc. and was deeply in debt.
He felt a passion for photography and video and wanted to make his living doing that but had no idea how to do it. He bought a camera (at age 42) and started taking on-line lessons, reading books, and shooting hundreds of images.
Fast forward a couple of years and he makes the move without any guarantees. What was the one thing he did that made the difference? He committed. He made a commitment to do what he loved and took the plunge. There is a great passage from the book “Who Moved My Cheese.” It says, “What would you do if you were not afraid.” Powerful statement. As I think about that I wonder how much in life we would do differently if we were not afraid?
And now for something completely different. On one of my many trips to somewhere last week I came across this tree, which I thought was interesting. I really like the way it turned out.
I really messed up yesterday. I was headed to one of our banks to do some training and the sky was just magnificent. Brilliant blue color with hundreds of small puffy white clouds that went clear to the horizon. I said to myself more than once ~ stop and take a picture of anything with that wonderful sky in it the picture will be great. I was running late so I reasoned that the sky would still be there when I was finished. I walked out of the bank at 3:30 pm and of course the sky was a solid gray. 😦 Opportunity waits for no one.
Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your Thursday and be careful.