"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“Tempest” – Ancient Landscapes Series

This is “Tempest”, another image from the “Ancient Landscapes” Series.
This particular image was created from a old piece of petrified wood, showing a very small area of the rock which resembles a desert landscape in turmoil, with winds howling above the desert floor.
I used the Canon 100mm macro and Kenko extension tube, Gitzo Explorer tripod, RRS ballhead, 1 lightbox, 2 reflectors, and shot outdoors beneath a shade tree.

© 2009 – Michael Brown
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“Macro Art In Nature”

January 19, 2010 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, gems, hiking, landscapes, lapidary, life, macro, Macro Photographer, minerals, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, rock hound, rocks, slabs | , , , , ,


  1. Wonderful, Michael. I even feel the power of sand storm in my back and sand grains between my teeth :) Lovely colours, excellent lighting and great composition.

    Comment by Tomas Turecek | January 19, 2010 | Reply

  2. You have created a lovely and interesting landscape.

    Comment by Tammie | January 19, 2010 | Reply

  3. I like this image. The mood is striking. There’s great movement in the “sky”.

    Comment by Paul Grecian | January 20, 2010 | Reply

  4. Glad to see you creating again. I love the interpreted landscape suggested in the stone!

    Comment by Roberta | January 20, 2010 | Reply

  5. Just lovely! Amazing that THAT is ROCK!! Great image title too! :-)

    Comment by milkayphoto | January 20, 2010 | Reply

  6. I would have sworn it was a landscape with maybe a touch of blur. Beautiful work!

    Comment by edvatza | January 20, 2010 | Reply

  7. Fantastic and creative image. I’m amazed at the lighting gear you set up. The final product made it worth it though. This is a real example of being able to visualize an image. Way to go.

    Comment by Bob Towery | January 23, 2010 | Reply

  8. This is absolutely amazing. It really does look like a stormy desert. wow.

    Comment by aswirly | January 23, 2010 | Reply

  9. I always take a look at the photo first before I start reading and I saw exactly what you described … fantastic!

    Comment by Monique | January 27, 2010 | Reply

  10. Very clever photography. A work of Art.

    Comment by Daniel Watson | March 10, 2010 | Reply

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