The wonder of modern cameras, and phones is that even the more affordable models allow you to take macro shots. Looking carefully at something shows you a whole new world of detail. It is amazing how the most prosaic things can look wonderful up close or items that you live with every day take on a new perspective when you focus in on them. I love setting up little “still life” shots using objects around the house and use them as prompts for my weekly Haiku Challenge. (click hereif you would like to see the different prompts and maybe read a haiku or two) With a trend towards “mindfulness” at the moment, careful appreciation of the detail of small things is a great way to gain a sense of appreciation for the wonders of life.
Hope your Sunday is a lazy one! TJ
These are small selection of some of my macro shots that I have taken over the past year.
This is a macro photo I took of an old jetty hand rail with Perth city in the background.
When 2 nuts won’t do
This 19th Century lion spoke to me across the ages when I saw him dusty and unloved amongst the detritus of the past.
These Edwardian games have such attractive graphics and the little captions on some of the squares are delighful.
Close up of some of the flowers. They look to perfect to be real.
This blue and white enameled silver watch sits in a my bookcase.
A little home filled with love and friendship. So rare and so precious.
These nasturtium leaves caught the sunlight just after a shower filling them with cabochon gems.
I could have been sunning myself at our local beach where I took this photo, but noooooooo!
These two favorite books about the history of Paris have developed a character of their own with the ages of page turning
The tiny “P” in the centre of this paperweight made it the ideal souvernir de Paris!
These little native Australian daisies bloom in profusion in September.
These native Western Australian wildflowers are called “Everlastings” because their paper like petals can stay pretty even when they are dried.
“Now where did I weave my wittle spade?” wondered little Nancy.
These seem to be appearing in many bouquets these days.
This little 19th Century rocking chair was sitting unloved at a flea market and now resides in the corner of our sitting room remembering quieter times.