DRAWING NEAR

Moving in closer,

there are intricate other

worlds

waiting.ย  How strange,

the way the tiny

fragments morph

through the lens.

And again

on the screen.

Again,

as I make small adjustments – a little less clarity

here,

more detail

there.

Pull down the saturation,

draw the focus in with

a vignette…

the possibilities are endless,

whether you have a lens and

computer,

or not.

Just

look.

 

Consider.

(It’s a kind of worship, isn’t it?)

 

Photos taken at the Bellevue Botanical Garden in Bellevue, Washington.


41 comments

  1. Absolutely right, Lynn – just look >>> as opposed to merely superficially glancing. And yes, worship, certainly. I like this series of shots – my favourites are the first and fourth, but they’re all delicately beautiful. Adrian ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I think the 1st & 4th have a different sense of depth. It’s hard to control what’s happening with the macro lens, but I find if I think about what I’m doing, and keep shooting, I’m bound to get a few good ones.

      • That’s my method too – take many shots and then look for the better ones – having digital’s vast capacity helps no end – I can go thru 100 shots without thinking about it >>> but that would have been 3 36 exposure films! I like your photography very much. A

  2. Definitely a kind of worship. Out in nature, just me and my camera, I often feel very spiritual. It counts as worship for me. Wonderful words and pictures Lynn! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Your images and words take us down to an organic level we need to visit more often. Can’t tell you how much I enjoy your blog for helping me to stop and pay attention.

    • That’s good to hear, and I was thinking of you this week as we wandered the beach and I tried to photogrpah that extraordinary landscape. The light didn’t cooperate, but even if it did, it’s obvious that it takes some study and practice to adequately photograph that coast.

      • As in the above comment… you do so well with the up close and dreamy, while I seem to knock off the coastal vistas without much thought or practice.


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