"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Moments Of “Zen” In Macro.

And those moments of pure “Zen” were pretty much experienced the past 4 days while shooting down along the coastline of South Carolina.

I have been constantly shooting subjects for my “In Their World” series, searching for those images that are in line with my feelings on how I choose to see their world, and maybe opening up the thought process for the viewer of those images in terms of thinking for themselves about how those smallest of creatures view their own world.
But I have discovered that it is hard for me to write about how I look at their world, how I see and observe their world, what roots I have established in the past and the hopeful outcome of future growth coming from those roots.
It is hard for me to explain it, … it truly is!
Maybe I have arrived to a point to where the images I create in this series will “say it all for me”.
I have asked myself many times already, “Can this series of images tell a story on its own?”
Am I thinking way to much? : )

I spent 4 days on the coast with total focus on creating images for this particular series.
There were many of those “Zen” moments while shooting.
There was total happiness with what I was doing, and everything seemed to come easy for me.
Even the dragonflies, lizards, crabs, butterflies, … all seemed to be at ease.
The waters within the marsh seemed to caress everything in the area, and it almost seemed that everywhere I looked, the waters were coming to me.
It was like a family gathering, and I was not overlooking anything.
Everything, even with my way of thinking, seemed so simple.

Then, … I remembered this Japanese proverb.

“The reverse side also has a reverse side”

© 2008 – Michael Brown
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“Grok”
“In Their World” – Series

With this image, I will not explain anything.
One who has even the most limited of knowledge in photography should easily be able to figure out this basic technique.
It is a straight shot, and on a beautiful morning.
Composition is most important of all, and although not everyone’s cup of tea, … it suited my tastes.
Hopefully, it will say something.

Thanks for visiting, and listening.
Michael

“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

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8 Comments »

  1. “Balance is a state of constant imbalance.”
    Your imagery always has a soothing appeal. I strive to match your macro abilities and vision.

    Comment by Richard H | August 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. Beautiful, Michael.

    Enough said.

    Comment by Stephen Phillips | August 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. I’m both in envy and awe. Guys like myself feel happy if we hit the zen-zone once on a 2GB SD card. Imagine bathing in it four days on end…pure bliss.

    As for the picture saying it all, then let them do the talking. Words aren’t necessary (which feels odd to say because I’m a copywriter when I’m not having more fun with a camera). What I see here is excellent in its own right. I can easily imagine what turns you on when you go out with your camera, things which are clear to me at least when I look at your photographs. Keep ’em coming…

    Comment by peter | August 8, 2008 | Reply

  4. Beautiful. Very Zen indeed.

    Comment by Laurie | August 8, 2008 | Reply

  5. Thanks for the photo. If a photo can be carrier of a Zen moment, this is one. I agree, sometimes words are not necessary because images appeal to a part of the brain that is as evolved as the language areas, and that has a language of its own, that does not need translation into words. Visual poems have a richness of their own that can’t be matched by words.

    Comment by Massimo | August 9, 2008 | Reply

  6. Very nicely done…

    Comment by studiophototrope | August 11, 2008 | Reply

  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by and the kind comments.
    Really appreciate it!

    Comment by macroartinnature | August 16, 2008 | Reply

  8. Just browsing…I’m not a photographer, but I own a pond and a simple camera. I photograph my damsels and dragons every chance I can. I truly wish I had your knowledge and talent! I particularly love this post, because I, too, experience my “calm” with nature here at my pond. I have been to that place you describe. Then again…I tend to think way too much all the time. Your work is absolutely stunning….great captures of many moments!

    Comment by spookydragonfly | October 16, 2008 | Reply


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