Magnify the Details

One of the most important things that photography has taught me is to slow down and take notice of the little things.  In the small details we begin to notice the textures and colors that may have been impossible to see otherwise.  During the spring I love to focus on all of the new beginnings such as these new leaves on a Boston Ivy vine sprouting to life and the subtle nuance of a water droplet on a Carolina Jessamine bloom.  These small bits add up to a showcase of new life that is springtime.  As Mies van der Rohe said, “God is in the details.”  The details of a piece make it whole.

Macro photography allows us to get close….real close!  We can zoom in and showcase these magical little details.  I’m constantly looking for little miniature vignettes that in their smallness also show the bigger picture.

One thought on “Magnify the Details

  1. Wonderful macros! The water drop on the blossom is so lovely. Yes, I agree that photography brings the details into focus for us. Such a gift!

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