"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Ancient Macro Landscapes – “Grassy Mountain Agatized Petrified Wood” & “Grossular Garnet”.

This will probably be the last post showing rocks/minerals, … at least for awhile anyway.
Got to get busy with some other work!

The first image is from a cut slab of “Grassy Mountain Agatized Petrified Wood”.
I used the Canon 100mm macro and extension tube for this shot.
I could not help but to get the feel of a million year old landscape while viewing this composition through the lens. The feeling of looking down upon a ancient landscape from high above.
I can see a ocean with waves coming in to the shoreline and in late evening light, with a thin layer of clouds above.
Actually, the area that looks like clouds is a thin glassy layer that often appears in these pieces as a light creamy color, and sometimes with a hint of blue.
Then the streaks that you can see are possibly some growth rings mixed in with the texture of the tree.
Beautiful pieces to photograph!

© 2008 – Michael Brown
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“Grassy Mountain Agatized Petrified Wood”

“Ancient Landscapes” – Series

The second image shown is a large cut slab of “Grossular Garnet” – Green.
I probably will photograph this one again, as the colors in this piece are simply incredible and I don’t think that I accurately captured the overall richness in this one due to the lighting.
This piece is simply unreal in color when it is wet, which often helps to bring out the true colors in certain rocks and minerals.
Looking at this particular piece, one could easily think of a leafy vegetable or maybe being very high above a rain forest.
Spectacular greens, wonderful lines and shapes, … all found with the macro lens.

© 2008 – Michael Brown
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“Grossular Garnet” – Green


It is back to work tomorrow after a week off, … so I’m outta here to charge up the batteries, check the camera bag, clean the tripod, gas up the car, … and take a nap! :)

Thanks for visiting everyone,

“Macro Art In Nature”

March 11, 2008 Posted by | abstract, art, blog, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, gems, landscapes, lapidary, life, macro, Macro Photographer, minerals, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, rock hound, rocks, slabs | , , , , , | 16 Comments


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