I’ve been playing with macro lately, so this was a good challenge for me. It’s been fun to get up close to things and find out the hidden beauty – the details no one else sees or thinks about.
Take this flower, for example. We have these everywhere in Kansas in the spring – they’re the first sign, in fact. I never knew until I got up close and personal with them, though, how beautiful they really are:
Then there’s the mimosa blooms – I love mimosa trees, can’t imagine what it would be like not to have one of these in my backyard. The delicate blooms only last for about a day.
But macros depend a little on how big an object is to begin with. I love this close-up of the top of the window of an abandoned church – the graceful arches, the Virginia creeper trailing down. I can’t go on the property, so I have to set up my monopod on the road, a good 200′ away, and shoot from there.