"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Fall Macro Photography. Love It!

Ah yes!
Fall time photography, when so many think that those possibilities have dwindled down to near zero, … that is the time when I will try to turn things up a notch. Spring is not the “only” macro season!
That late day sun for some small leaves and spent grasses along the pond, the fall colors reflecting in the waters with the wind helping to create small and somewhat tight ripples of color and your macro lens only inches above the water, capturing those colorful macro abstracts in the water, and then the use of what nature has given you and piled on top of a lightbox indoors.
Fall, … leading into winter, … seems to get some individuals who enjoy macro to get themselves into a creative funk.
There is absolutely no reason for it.
Now is the time to try something different from the norm!

The two images below that were created during the fall season, are simple examples of what can be done.
One created along the side of a pond, and then a colorful abstract created within the tea color waters of the Congaree Swamp National Park here in South Carolina.
Fun, … easy to do, ……. so why not go for it?

© 2007 – Michael Brown
* Copying/downloading of images is prohibited.

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© 2007 – Michael Brown
* Copying/downloading of images is prohibited.

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Here are some links leading to some absolutely wonderful work that I have discovered over the past few weeks, some that I have enjoyed for the very first time, and some that I have not visited for a while but really love what they have accomplished recently.

Mark Adamus and his site “TimeCatcher”, … he’s still producing some stunning landscapes!
UK photographer “Adam Burton” and his landscapes from various areas such as Antarctica, Argentina, New England, New Zealand, Scotland, Norway, … and more. Awesome!
BBC Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Andy Biggs, and after having a bit of a chat with him over the phone the other day, a “down to earth” kind of guy, shows why he is absolutely one of the best in the world at what he does. It does not get much better than this!
And personally, … I think that “William Neill” is a photographer that others can not only enjoy his work, … but should study it. His work I can breathe in!!

Well, … outta here gang!
Hope everyone is getting along fine, and thanks for visiting.

Michael

Michael Brown – Photographer

“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

November 7, 2008 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, fauna, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, Wildlife | , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Both are spectacular. I saw potential today and have a few “possibilities” that I may post eventually.

    Comment by Laurie | November 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. I looked up the National Park you mentioned…what a beautiful location to work in!! I imagine you return there often.

    Comment by michelleharbour | November 8, 2008 | Reply

  3. I admit to feeling a bit more challenged creatively in the time between the end of fall colors and the start of winter. Season of Brown I call it. But you are so right, the photographs are there if you look hard enough.

    Comment by Mark | November 8, 2008 | Reply

  4. Thanks guys! :)

    Laurie, … the potential is always there, right inside of you.
    Post’em! :)

    Michelle, … just so happens that I went today to that swamp, shot a lot, hiked a good bit with my youngest son, visited my parents after the hike for a bit of supper, and just got home about a hour ago.
    My feet hurt! :)
    A very cool day for sure!!

    Mark, … I have never known you to be challenged at all! :)

    Thanks again,
    Michael

    Comment by macroartinnature | November 8, 2008 | Reply

  5. This is a great comment thread, it just made me realize that sometimes I get out and explore more with a camera at hand.

    The “between seasons” photography can be a challenge but it makes me more patient and a lot more experimental.

    http://photoexpose.blogspot.com/

    – Evan

    Comment by evan j | November 14, 2008 | Reply

  6. Michael – I really love your images – creative and beautiful. No matter what the season (and I get all 4 of them in Illinois!) there is always something out there to shoot. There are some I took last winter when the temps were well below zero, but they were worth it. If people only realized the things a photographer has to put up with to get those great shots…well, that’s one reason we get to charge for them! Anyway, keep those images coming!

    Michael Carta

    Comment by naturemyway | November 29, 2008 | Reply


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