"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“Adagio” Series – #55

Yet another image from my “Adagio” Series.

I was starting to get myself into a touch of depression as the fall and winter seasons moved into spring, and the reason being that I had thoroughly enjoyed creating these high-key type of images showing spent foliage and stems/twigs along the edges of the ponds and lakes that I had frequented.
It was fun, … it was fairly easy to do, … and it had opened up some thoughts on other types of imagery that I could create along the way.
But then I started to think that when the edges of those ponds and lakes would start to fill up with green foliage from the various plants growing there, … that it would be difficult to continue this series until the next fall and winter seasons came around.
Then I started thinking, … why not a “Adagio Green” series?
A high-key series with green instead of a high-key series with brown and black.

Ahhhhhh, ….. the mind is at work again, … so stay tuned! : )

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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“Adagio” Series – #55

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Everyone take care,
Michael

Michael Brown – Photographer
“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

May 18, 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 | , , , , , | 8 Comments

Blue “Spiderwort” – Abstract

This is an abstract type of floral image created from a “spiderwort”.
Around here, it is sometimes known as a weed from hell.
Yes, it does have a beautiful blue flower that I truly enjoy viewing and especially up close, … but I just wished that it would grow elsewhere other than in our flower beds.
I also have heard over the years, a lot of the older generation to call this “snot grass”, or “snot weed”.
Reason being, … when you break or cut the main stem, … the thick liquid portion stored inside of the stem pretty much looks like, … well, ….. snot!
But the color of the flower is absolutely wonderful!

This was created using the Lensbaby along with the 10x & 4x diopter.
The flowers had a slight touch of moisture on the petals and were lit a bit more brightly than what I wanted them to be.
So, I used a polarizer along with the Lensbaby to cut down on the glare.
I still slightly overexposed the image.
Well, … at least it turned out to be something different! : )

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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Well, … back to some backbreaking work tomorrow.
Storms have removed our two largest shade trees in the front of our home during the past 4 years, and we had a whole bunch of shade loving plants that have been in full sun during these past few years.
So, … I have been tilling the soil and reworking the whole yard.
What a mess!

Hope everyone is getting along fine, and thanks for visiting!
Michael

Michael Brown – Photographer
“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

May 17, 2009 Posted by | abstract, art, art buyer, art consultant, blog, botanical, canon, composition, designer, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Blue Lobelia

I am always in search of flowers that have character, … a certain look, … a certain style that I enjoy working with when creating.
The blue lobelia flower, “Lobelia erinus”, offers up an array of compositions and playful depth when photographed in a large mass.
A large mass of colorful blues mixed in with green and late evening light gave me about a hours worth of play time the other day.
The following images are a bit different than the everyday head on shots that you normally see of these little blue beauties.
So, … give them a try sometime!

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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© 2009 – Michael Brown
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© 2009 – Michael Brown
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Hopefully one day I will have something to say and to write about like I use to.
The creative side in my photography is just fine, … but the creative side with my fingers and the keyboard is seriously lacking here lately. Just not much to say at all.
I think that my wife will soon try to commit me! : )

Everyone take care, and thanks for stopping by!
Michael

Michael Brown – Photographer
“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

May 13, 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 | , , , , , | 14 Comments

“Dolce” Series – #1

This is another image from the “Dolce” Series, which is a series of images created from shooting deep within the young foliage of a Japanese Red Maple tree.
These are usually created with a macro lens, maybe a zoom lens at times, and this particular image was created using the Lensbaby.
Time of day and lighting are critical elements needed for this type of shot along with a good/strong composition.
Composition is key!

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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“Dolce” Series – #1

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Thanks for stopping by everyone!
Michael

Michael Brown – Photographer
“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

May 7, 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 | , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Dolce” Series In Macro.

“Dolce” – meaning “In a gentle and sweet manner.”
Soft; Sweet

I started late last year and have picked it up again this spring with the “Dolce” series, … a series of images mainly using the young leaves from Japanese Maple trees.
I enjoy shooting them at certain angles, early morning light, and using the Lensbaby.
It is the softness achieved for that somewhat abstract feel within that I like, and the wonderful ability to use the Lensbaby in combination with my now famous “Cram It” method.

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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“Dolce” Series – #3

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I admit, … that I still get a kick from seeing other individuals use my “Cram It” method, a method that has been around for a long while now.
I see if often used around various photography forums, in Google searches, and they are really using it a lot over at “Nature Photographers Online Magazine” within their flora and macro forums.
All that I did was to bring out a old method used in photography, introduce it to those who may not have been aware of it, and then I gave it a name.

Hey, … I wonder if Billy Mays could take my “Cram It” method and somehow make me a go-zillionaire?
You never know! : )

Michael

Michael Brown – Photographer
“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

May 4, 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 | , , , , , | 14 Comments

   

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