"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

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!

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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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.

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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Hope that everyone is doing well, … and thanks for visiting.

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


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