Sunday Post – Close up

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
Chuck Palahniuk

Jakes Printers Sunday post theme this week is Close-ups.  It’s a great theme because you can take the idea and move it in so many different directions.  I’m choosing to take the theme very literally because only recently I have begun playing with macro and micro shots on my click and shoot.  (Yes, I only have a click and shoot – don’t judge.)

It’s one of the most rewarding and frustrating types of photography because for me it is difficult to try to capture such tiny parts of such big scenes.  It takes a lot of patience and the ability to really slow down and be fully aware of what you are trying to present.

Sometimes it takes only looking around you and seeing something in a completely new way.  The floor, a cup, a flower, the edge of a desk or a person and taking that new vision and freezing it in place and time in the most inspiring way you can.  Here are my attempts at close-ups.

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Photography is the art of observation. It is about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I have found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliot Erwitt

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8 thoughts on “Sunday Post – Close up

    • It was a great theme.. thanks for thinking of it.. I’m not sure where the inspirations come from but they really do help me go back and look at new ideas and take them to places I wouldn’t have thought of.. so again thanks.. and thanks for stopping by my post.

  1. Amazing! You definitely win this week’s “best of” for the challenge. It must have taken you hours. The scintillating butterfly on the yellow corn is my fave. I was interested to hear you say that you were experimenting with macro on your shoot n click. I didn’t realise it was possible to! My husband is always saying I should take it off auto and experiment but I’m so impatient. The travel and the writing are my first loves but I will make time to try this soon.
    Many thanks for including me as a pingback. I’m very flattered.

    • The butterflies took less time than nearly all the others as they were taken at a butterfly zoo in Ecuador. They were everywhere. I even had a video of myself holding one and transferring them to others. The Sony sure shot is the easiest click and shoot out there. I bought the 2nd generation and didn’t like it as much as the first but just bought the 3rd (and a lady I work with bought the one after mine) and they are pretty amazing for what they can do.

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