Are you familiar with the phrase, “The best gifts come in small packages” ? Well, I believe this phrase also applies to photography. While wide landscape shots can be stunning and portraits can be beautiful, I truly believe that close-up pictures are the most fascinating.
Taking pictures in macro is probably my favorite way to capture an image. Unfortunately, since I have a compact point-and-shoot canon camera (which is, sadly, now broken) I can only get so close to my pictures before the image become blurry. However still, they are my favorite and most prized photographs that I have captured thus far.
The first picture in this blog post was taken off the balcony outside my sister’s room on a snow day! Icicles were hanging from the railing and I crouched down and took several shots till I was able to get one I wanted. One of the coolest things about this picture is noticed if you look at the bottom of the icicles. Taking a close look you will see that the lake, sky, and tree line are reflected up-side-down in the tip of the icicle.
The second photo was taken this summer before lunch as I lay down after a long boat ride to West Dollar Island to jump off the cliffs. The subject in the background is of the Bixby big house that I talk so often of in my Behind the Lens blog.
Can you guess what this picture is?
It is one of my favorite drinks, a Coke A Cola!
Yes, the picture below is real and unedited. It is in fact, a photograph of a perfect snowflake that gently landed on the window of our suburban as we were leaving Snowbasin ski resort that afternoon.
I took this next picture sitting in the backseat of the car coming home after a long day of school. The eye featured is mine, but the best part is if you look closely you will see me holding up a peace sign in my eye’s reflection. This picture’s color and contrast is edited, yes, however the peace sign is not cloned into the picture.
Although heavily edited, the picture below was taken of my sister making a wish on a dandelion as we went of a walk with my dad, mom and grandmother one warm sunday afternoon. Currently, I am in the process of painting this photograph.
This picture was more of a fear factor accomplishment for me than anything else. I really don’t like bees. I wouldn’t necessarily ay that I am scared of them but it is safe to say that I definitely do not like being close to them. I took this after a long jet ski ride with some family and some friends. I saw this bee stuck in a spiders web under my dock and decided to get a closer look.
To check out some more interesting macro pictures check out my gallery!