"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Macro Panoramic – “Dendritic Jasper” Rock.

This is a “dendritic jasper” rock, a cut piece that is polished and flat.
There are many dendritic rocks that can give one the appearance of a landscape with plants and/or trees scattered about.
Using a macro lens, a macro slider, tripod, and a level base for each the rock and the tripod can give a individual many opportunities to create something different.
This piece of jasper is about 4 inches wide, and about 3 inches in height.
I stitched two images together to create this piece with a panoramic feel.
The upper portion has a touch more green, but I had a devil of a time with lighting and capturing it accurately.

Now, ….. you should see the tryptchs!

© 2008 – Michael Brown
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“Dendritic Jasper”

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“Macro Art In Nature”


March 6, 2008 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, gems, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, lapidary, life, macro, Macro Photographer, minerals, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, rock hound, rocks, slabs | , , , , ,


  1. Beautiful Michael!

    Comment by darr | March 6, 2008 | Reply

  2. Beautiful! Very interesting..I also like that you explained how you did the shot! :)
    I love your site! And your photo’s!
    I love the cattail shot in earlier post..awesomely captured!

    Comment by Catherine | March 6, 2008 | Reply

  3. Amazing details

    Comment by Chris/Aperture Image | March 7, 2008 | Reply

  4. This is sweet. The stones which have the micro landscapes within them are quite unique finds.

    What are you using for your leveling base Michael?

    Comment by Mark | March 7, 2008 | Reply

  5. This is a lovely photo. It has the appearance of a sandy beach looking over the dune plants toward the ocean…Incredible!

    Comment by Laurie | March 7, 2008 | Reply

  6. At first glance, I too thought this was a shoreline image.

    Glad to see you posting so much as of late.

    Comment by micki | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  7. Beautiful creation!

    Comment by Gowri | March 10, 2008 | Reply

  8. You have opened up a new world to me. I had no idea rocks could look so beautiful!

    Comment by Anita Bower | March 10, 2008 | Reply

  9. Thanks again everyone.

    Mark, I simply had this piece sitting on the table upright.
    I made sure that the table was level with a old bubble type level, and the hot shoe level on the camera.
    Then I leveled up the tripod, and I even put a small level on the macro slider.
    I simply tried to level up the whole ball of wax as closely as I could and go from there.
    Maybe not the best way of doing it, but hey, … it worked for this one! :)

    Thanks again,

    Comment by macroartinnature | March 11, 2008 | Reply

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