"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
* Copying/downloading of images is prohibited.
“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 | , , , , ,


  1. Your art is incredible!

    Comment by darr | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  2. I love the way these photos are displayed. Does it take a lot of skill to incorporate PhotoShelter in a blog? I got an acct there and displayed a few photos but I couldn’t find anything about this question on their site.

    They are just floating on the page. It’s beautiful.

    Comment by davidlind | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  3. I’d agree with both of your definitions Michael, wonderful images again.

    Comment by Chris/Aperture Image | March 12, 2008 | Reply

  4. You create beautiful art … very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Monique | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  5. The petrified shot is amazing – reminds me of a ravaging storm, fire and lava.

    Comment by Mark | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  6. It’s always a pleasure to visit your site :-)

    Comment by KPK | March 17, 2008 | Reply

  7. As always.. amazing and inspiring images. Thank you. :)

    Comment by Natalie | March 25, 2008 | Reply

  8. These continue to floor me. They are so other worldly and just incredible.

    Comment by Laurie | March 26, 2008 | Reply

  9. Amazing — would have taken weeks for a painter to come up with this — I love the aqua green piece. It would be great to enlarge that and put it in my living room.

    Comment by SB | March 27, 2008 | Reply

  10. Those are beautiful Michael!


    Comment by Ron Niebrugge | March 31, 2008 | Reply

  11. I need to try what you’re doing, I never imagined photographing things like this. Wonderful images!


    Comment by paulmcnelis | April 1, 2008 | Reply

  12. I know I owe you oh.. at least 3 emails but.. :) gosh it’s great to see you back in the saddle, your images ALWAYS make me smile.. you’re da man buddy, these are both fantastic!

    Comment by Cindy | April 2, 2008 | Reply

  13. Now you started messing around with my world??!!!!
    Great pictures as usual an I am happy to see you taking rocks into account. Can’t wait to see more.

    Comment by Arash | April 4, 2008 | Reply

  14. Have you seen Bill Atkinson’s book “Within The Stone”? It is by far one of my favorite books and it is all this type of image. The quality of the book is terrific too. Great stuff here too.

    Comment by John B. | April 7, 2008 | Reply

  15. Thanks again everyone. Really appreciate everyone stopping by and for the very kind comments.

    Sorry I have not been around that much. Simply been busy.

    Off today for my dad’s birthday, and then on to do some shooting for the next week.

    Again, … thanks gang.

    Comment by macroartinnature | April 11, 2008 | Reply

  16. You are the master of macro Michael. I was going to comment on the above post but that comment box is closed.

    Comment by Richard Wong | April 30, 2008 | Reply

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