"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
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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

Michael Brown – Photographer
South Carolina

“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

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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 | , , , , , | 11 Comments

“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.

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“Tempest”

Everyone take care, and thanks for stopping by.
Michael

“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 | , , , , , | 10 Comments

When It Rains, ….. *** (UPDATE)

*** The police found the car about 3 miles from our home around 3:00pm today.
It was a bit dirty, a full tank of gas was gone, smelled of pot inside, a man’s shirt left inside, the license tag had been replaced with a dealer’s tag, and a small kids school backpack left in the back. No damage, and the police say that they know who it is. Now, … just finding him!

**********

As that saying goes, “When It Rains, … It Pours”.

Yesterday morning, I go outside to crank mine and my wife’s car up to let them warm up a bit in this cold weather we have been having.
I come back inside, grab some things to get ready to leave, and in less than 5 minutes time, my wife’s new SUV is gone.
DAMN!
Yep, … somebody stole it right from our driveway, right from under our nose!

If anyone out there who has been having some good luck, and has some left over, … could you please send me some?
You can FedEx it if you like, and I will gladly pay for it too!

Seriously though, … seems like I couldn’t buy any breaks if I had all the money in the world.
From my truck getting totaled by a drunk driver 2 years ago, the hot water heater causing a huge mess, a hiking/shooting trip in Georgia that resulted in me getting a couple of teeth knocked out, a lawn mower that blew up, the loss of huge trees on our property from two different storms, a sink hole on our property, ….. I truly can’t catch a break.

Hopefully I will post something again one day. Maybe something that will inspire both you, ….. and me! God knows I need some quick inspiration.
Right now, it is pretty tough to write anything at all, … other than a bunch of curse words! :)

Hope that everyone had a great New Year, and that 2010 will be the best ever.
I’ll come around one of these days, ….. and soon!

Michael

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Brazil Agate Abstract Macro – Stitching.

The first image is a abstract from a cut slab of Brazil Agate rock.
What has been fun lately within the past few weeks, is to find interesting subjects that I could stitch together.
Cool!

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Brazil Agate Rock – Abstract

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© 2009 – Michael Brown
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Brazil Agate Rock – Stitched

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There is always something cool to create in macro!

Take care everyone, and thanks for stopping by.
Michael

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

June 30, 2009 Posted by | abstract, art, art buyer, art consultant, blog, botanical, canon, composition, designer, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, gems, hiking, horticulture, insects, landscapes, lapidary, life, macro, Macro Photographer, minerals, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, rock hound, rocks, slabs | , , , , , | 8 Comments

A bit of “Macro Art In Nature” news!

A new website? A second blog, … maybe even a third blog?
Certain prints up for sale that only the consultants/designers have been selling?
Well, ….. maybe all of this and more! : )

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Brazil Agate Rock
“The Split”

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Yes, … I know, … I have not posted very much this past year or so, and have also been pretty terrible at visiting other blogs.
I have been shooting some things a year in advance, and that has kept me pretty busy.
I have quickly learned, that with the way things are in today’s marketplace, one needs to look ahead. “Way ahead!”

I am finally putting a website together. Should be finished soon.
I never really had much of a need for a website, relying on my archives to show existing or potential clients my work.
But now, I have changed up a few things, eliminating my archives over at Photoshelter, and whipping up a new site.
In stock photography, a site like Photoshelter would work out very well.
In the pure and high end art market, in my opinion, … a more personal website would be a bit more beneficial to me at this time.
Sure, … I could have had a new site together and used Photoshelter along with it, … but something told me to head in a different direction.
So, I did!

I will eventually put this blog journal together with the new website.
Hopefully, putting the two together will be a painless venture, since I am not a HTML/CSS guru!

The second blog will probably feature imagery that has been sold through consultants and designers, and being offered for the first time to everyone else.
The prices will be ridiculous! : )

Some of those images you have seen before in this journal here at “Macro Art In Nature”, … but I have never really told you which ones and what types were selling to those hotels, casinos, corporate offices, etc. Plus, … maybe a bit of chatting about what those consultants/designers, and what their clients are consistently looking for, … or so it seems to me!
And, … I must admit, … one of the reasons for some of these prints and their prices, ….. is that my two sons are literally scaring the hell out of me with their choices of college. So, … I gotta get creative in a different kind of way.
Anyone rich out there want to adopt me?
Inside track on the right lotto numbers?
Discounts on Excedrin and Jack Daniels?
I need a hug!

A third blog journal is also in the works, a journal for writers and photographers.
More on this later, ….. if it all works out.
It’s got to be perfect!

Guess that is it for now.
I have a ton of editing to do, … more fiddling around with the new site, … and to finish up the back porch tomorrow morning before the wife has my head all to herself!

And, … as always, … many thanks for stopping by gang!
Michael

“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

March 5, 2009 Posted by | abstract, art, art buyer, art consultant, blog, canon, composition, designer, Digital, DSLR, fauna, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hiking, horticulture, insects, landscapes, lapidary, life, macro, Macro Photographer, minerals, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, rock hound, rocks, slabs, Wildlife | , , , , , | 20 Comments

“La Presa” – Ancient Landscapes Series / Brazil Agate Rock

This is another image created from a cut slab of Brazil Agate rock.
I like the barren landscape feel and the look of a approaching storm.
This rock had a ever so slight hint of cyan/blue within, so I removed that color in Photoshop.

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“La Presa”
Ancient Landscapes – Series

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Michael Brown – Photographer
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January 14, 2009 Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, dragonfly, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, gems, hiking, horticulture, insects, landscapes, lapidary, life, macro, Macro Photographer, minerals, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, rock hound, rocks, slabs | , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stephen Alvarez Video – “Earth From Below”

Now check out this photographer’s day at the office!
I wonder what type of macro world exists in this magnificent and incredibly huge cave?
Man, ….. I would love to find out!

Michael Brown – Photographer

“Macro Art In Nature”

January 10, 2009 Posted by | botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, gems, hiking, landscapes, lapidary, life, macro, Macro Photographer, minerals, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, rock hound, rocks, slabs, Video | , , , , , | 11 Comments

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