"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“Adagio” Series – #21

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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“Adagio” Series – #21

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Michael Brown – Photographer

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February 13, 2009 Posted by | abstract, art, art buyer, art consultant, blog, botanical, canon, composition, designer, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , , | 11 Comments

A “One Trick Pony” Photographer?

Well, ….. not me!

I just can’t do it anymore, … always staying with what has worked well for me over the past couple of years and what the consultants/designers are wanting.
I guess you could also say that it is this journal’s foundation as well, … those abstracts in nature dealing mainly with florals and macro floral abstract subjects, mixed in with some insect type of abstracts that everyone seemed to enjoy.
I admit, … that it was a feeling as if I were trapped into being a “one trick pony”!
So, … a “one trick pony” in the world of macro I will not become.
I will still concentrate on the world that we see less of and something that has worked well for me, but expand out a little more.
I guess that many of you have already noticed it, with less up close colorful floral abstracts and looking at a world that is a bit larger. I guess maybe you can now call it, ….. semi-macros! : )

This is something that has had me a bit bothered over the past couple of months, and I have found out that the creativity has been kicked up a notch when I did move into exploring other areas.
I’m a much calmer and more relaxed photographer because of it!

This image below was created out at the ponds near the Clemson Sandhills Research Facilities.
With the recent warming spell, the green algae has been flourishing in the shallows of the pond and holding some of the existing leaves, sticks, and other materials in place.
There are some interesting abstracts running throughout those shallow waters, and if shot at the right time of day in order to keep shadows at a minimum along with a polarizer, … one can come up with some pretty cool stuff!

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I think that the above image is a fairly nice image, … something interesting with its color, depth, textures.
But then I took the image into Photoshop and ran a conversion, and noticed how all of those textures took on a different feel.
The image looks a bit more aged now, … somewhat worn and scratched.
After noticing this, I went back out to the ponds the following day and tried some other ideas I had.
What I got was pretty darn cool in my opinion, … and will post those later in the coming weeks.

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Hope that everyone is doing well, … and thanks for visiting.
Michael

Michael Brown – Photographer

“Macro Art In Nature”

February 9, 2009 Posted by | abstract, art, art buyer, art consultant, blog, canon, composition, designer, Digital, DSLR, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, nature, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | 19 Comments

“Adagio” Series – Black & Gold Version

I know that I have been a bit slack lately with some new “how to do it in macro” type posts, and hopefully I will come up with something soon, … after I catch up on a few other things.

A designer that I work with recently acquired some images from the “Adagio” Series for two floors within a large office building.
But, … the client wanted something different for the other two floors.
So, … I mentioned to the designer that if they really liked the overall style of the “Adagio” Series, would they consider staying with that style but in a different color? The client was puzzled at what I was talking about.
So, … a little time with Photoshop on a select number of images, … sent them to the designer, designer tests the waters and sends them to the client, … and “bingo”!
It suited their color scheme perfectly for the remaining two floors.
The following image is just one of those accepted by the client.

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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“Adagio” Series
Black & Gold Version

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Always keep a open mind while out in the field, … and when sitting in front of that computer!
Getting creatively wild with your designers/consultants can sometimes work wonders for everyone involved in a project including the paying client!
And besides, ….. they look at so many photographer’s and painter’s work, … I know that they like seeing the sometimes quirky and/or wild side of the creatives that they work with. You never know what may develop.
After establishing a good working relationship with them, let them have a bit of fun sometimes with your work, … just like you should do!

In the end, … you just may turn out to be that consultant’s or designer’s “go to guy”!

Most of the “Adagio” Series, including some of the black and gold versions, will be uploaded to the archives in the next few days.
Newer images to follow.

Everyone take care,
Michael

Michael Brown – Photographer

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February 5, 2009 Posted by | abstract, art, art buyer, art consultant, blog, botanical, canon, composition, designer, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , , | 5 Comments

Photography – Mini Macro Landscapes – “Sporangia”

This is a repost from back in 2007.
It is nothing more than a reminder of things to come when the weather warms!

There is no doubt, that wonderous landscapes can also be found down near your feet!

The first image, I concentrated on these two “sporangia” spores, or moss, that were standing proudly among the mountains of white dogwood blooms that had fallen from the trees. It provided a wonderful play of colors and light!

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“Sporangia Moss”

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With the second image, the lens was flat on the ground while the body of the camera itself was sitting down within a slight dip in the ground.
I wanted something a bit more abstract, and showing how the small stem areas of the sporangia moss could look like tall tree trunks in a landscape.

© 2005 – Michael Brown
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“Sporangia Landscape”

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Both images were created with the Canon 100mm macro, teleconverter, cable release, and natural light.
Camera was flat on the ground for both images.

Michael Brown – Photographer

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February 2, 2009 Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , , | 17 Comments

   

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