"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Agate Rock – “Ancient Landscapes” Series

This is another image from the “Ancient Landscapes” Series.
There are so many different views, different angles, various textures and colors that one can find in many of the cut slabs of rock, and it is always a very high type of intrigue to the mind when viewing these with the macro lens.
It is something that lets the imagination to simply run wild!
In this piece, I sort of like those little strands or black streaks in the middle and at the bottom.
They remind me of some silhouetted plants or foliage coming up from the bottom.

Agate Rock – “Ancient Landscapes” Series
© 2009 – Michael Brown
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Canon 100mm macro and extension tubes.
Strong back lighting from a light box.
Reflectors mounted above the rock.
Gitzo Explorer tripod

Thanks for looking everyone

Michael Brown – Photographer
South Carolina

“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

February 9, 2010 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, landscapes, lapidary, life, macro, Macro Photographer, minerals, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, rock hound, rocks, slabs | , , , , ,


  1. Beautiful, Michael. Definitely has a spirit and life to it. I’d never guess it was rock!

    Comment by milkayphoto | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  2. Those little black bits on the bottom in the white section remind me of tiny little fairy-like mushrooms. There is always so much to see in these macros. Very cool!

    Comment by Roberta | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  3. So creative and beautiful. I just love how you capture grand scenes within small subjects.

    Comment by aswirly | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  4. I like how you show the layers of color and detail, wonderful macro.

    Comment by Tammie | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  5. Very cool Mr. Brown. I can relate getting lost in these all too well. I like those little black lines as well – good candidate for a vertical there? The dark contrasty edge really helps transform this into a horizon.

    Comment by Mark | February 13, 2010 | Reply

  6. Now that rocks! 8-) Seriously, I really like the lines and color. It truly does have a landscape feel to it!

    Comment by edvatza | February 24, 2010 | Reply

  7. Wow, this a watercolor of soul. I Like you photography. The artwork talks, knock on the heart- awakes to dreams. Thank you

    Comment by Tomas | February 24, 2010 | Reply

  8. Thanks again everyone!


    Comment by macroartinnature | February 25, 2010 | Reply

  9. Great shots! It is amazing how macro photography can open our eyes to new beauty in things we could easly take for granted. Thanks for opening my eyes!

    Comment by daniele | March 13, 2010 | Reply

  10. Ohhh, that is so nice. I do some macro, but I’ve never thought about doing the edge of a rock before. Now that I think of it I have all sorts of crystals that would look beautiful using a macro lens. Thanks for sharing

    Comment by Ann | November 8, 2014 | Reply

  11. I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly

    Comment by Earl | February 16, 2016 | Reply

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