14 July 2010
TAKING A CLOSER LOOK
One of the things that I love about photography is at times I am able to show the viewer something that they would not normally see. When photographing a bird in flight for example, using a fast shutter speed to freeze the action and show the graceful sweep of the wings. Or using a slow shutter speed to allow a moving subject to make an impressionistic blur across the frame. Another technique that I like to use is moving in close and showing the viewer details that they could not easily see with their naked eye. Such as my work with snowflake photography where I use a microscope to photograph snow crystals. Here are a couple of other examples of this close approach.
This first shot shows a closeup of the scales of a monarch butterflies wings.
This next picture shows a closeup of dewdrops on a spiderweb. Within each drop you see a flower, the flower is actually the background of the picture. Each of the drops acts like a lens to bring this flower into focus.