"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“Eruption” – Ancient Landscapes Series

“The greatest teacher on the use of light in photography, … is the light itself.”

Often, I can look through the viewfinder of the camera and become instantly entranced with what I see when looking at certain rocks and minerals.
With some of those cut slabs of rock, it is almost as if I am viewing the world as it existed millions of years ago, and a image of that landscape that was captured within the rock itself.
It can become absolutely intriguing to one’s thoughts!
It is also something that I will always get in the world of macro photography. “Intrigue”

The image below and one included in my “Ancient Landscapes” Series, was created from one of the many “agate” slabs that I have on hand.
It reminds me of an eruption that might have occurred millions of years ago, when the existing land was barren of any vegetation, deadly gases rising into the air, stars twinkling in the sky.
I would imagine, and would like to believe, that during all those millions of years here on earth, there was a scene somewhere that looked just like this.
Possible? Who knows, … but I like dreaming!

© 2008 – Michael Brown
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“Ancient Landscapes” – Series

Everyone take care, … and thanks for stopping by.

Michael Brown – Photographer

“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

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  1. Michael,

    I hear you … a great ancient landscape sealed forever within the rock. I love dreaming about the intrigue too. I love your work!

    Best, Darr

    Comment by Darlene Almeda | October 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. Michael,
    Have you also noticed how macro landscapes in rocks often closely resemble aerial landscapes from space? With that, I have no doubt this type of landscape once existed in much larger form.

    Comment by Mark | October 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. These are amazing studies and your observations are keen and interesting food for thought.

    Comment by Laurie | October 14, 2008 | Reply

  4. captivating and mysterious image Mike- I like it that some mystery remains in the world. Intrique is a wonderful thing.
    (I haven’t forgot to email you back, just have been bizzy- but behaving) ;)

    Comment by Cindy | October 16, 2008 | Reply

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  6. Thanks everyone!


    Comment by macroartinnature | November 8, 2008 | Reply

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