BEAUTY IS IN THE DETAILS

When I looked out of the window today, the sky was overcast, it was raining lightly, windy and everything looked dull, bare and pretty uninspiring.I knew that I wanted to go and take some pictures today and it made me think of those times when as a designer I was presented with a project that didn’t immediately excite me and I felt a bit deflated.

However, I also knew from years of practice that in order to find inspiration in what was there, I needed to find a different way of looking at the view, a way that captured my interest.

I decided after some thought, that if the big picture was uninspiring, then maybe I should try to look more closely, so armed with my macro lens, I went to search for the colour and the detail hiding in the winter landscape.

I invested in my macro lens to shoot the details at weddings and it is an incredible lens, but I don’t use it as often as my other lenses and it requires a different way of looking at things. You have to spot what you want to photograph for a start! But once you do, it’s like a whole world of detail opens up to you.

It’s also incredible how the depth of field changes substantially when looking at things through a macro lens and I had to shoot with a much narrower depth of field (higher f stop) to get enough of the subject in focus. Most of these images were taken using an aperture of at least f11.

Below are some of the little treasures I discovered. Isn’t nature incredible! Beauty is in the details.

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