Cue the music, "It's a small world after all..."
I LOVE doing macro photography. Pretty much nutty about it, really (OK we can use the word, obsessive here). It's whole 'nother universe within itself (wasn't that part of the message in "Horton Hear's a Who"?).
When I noticed this little feather stuck to a lavendar in my garden, it warranted a shot in spite of the very gusty wind that evening (you can see the motion within the feather if you look close enough).
And when my Sigma 50mm macro lens came in the other week, this was one of my test shots.
This icicle was from winter '07. There is often a repeating theme in much of what I do with photography and I think the examples I have here demonstrate that. And no, macro is not necessarily the repeating theme (I consider it a technique).
I love this peeling paint on an old door in Magdelena, NM. These weathered surfaces have so much to tell us! If only they would...
More peeling paint in Magdelena but this is on an old abandoned Santa Fe Railway train. I loved this one so much that I made a poster sized print of it!
My climbing White Iceberg; I like the rose hips after the bloom as much as I like the bloom!
Another "from-my-garden" specimen. This one is called Bridal Veil and is also known as Babies Breath. It's a perennial and is very easy to grow.
OK, so one of the things that I am a HOUND about has to do with textures and patterns (of course color and light have heavy play in this too). Most of these images have to do with textures and patterns. I also like to tell a story with my images.
Detail from a bovine skull. I love the way those lines move; it makes me want to do a pen and ink version of it. When I get a 'round tuit' I will, but don't hold your breath! ; )
Detail of a Buddah that sits on a shelf on my front porch. My teenage son challenged me with, "hey how does THAT fit in with being Catholic?" All I have to say is that this man walked the earth before Christ and had a lot of wise things to say and teach about spirituality. There are many ways to achieve spirituality and even Pope Pius (I don't know which one) said that there are many paths to divinity.
And here we have the details of the folds of his robe on this very wise man.
So, can you see it? I mean the repeating theme here. Textures and patterns. Go back and look again. It's all there.
And in this case, it's a macro, macro world!