Photography and the Macro Lens
First time with the Macro
The man at the camera store brought me outside to show me how the macro lens works. He got close to the pavement and took a picture. When I saw what was inside this little concrete hole in the sidewalk I was in love. It was a lint, dirt, bug world in the sidewalk. It fascinated me and I couldn't wait to use it. I was in England at the time and it was summer. Flowers seemed to bloomed in all year round. However, summer flowers were amazing in England.
Some of my first photographs were all about flowers and inside of them. The Macro lens progressed from flowers to insects and was almost disturbing. The smallest things became the size of me. Things I couldn't see with the naked eye became giants. If I reflect on it, I knew there was more in the world than what I could see, but to actually see it is different. It's like a trillion worlds within a world.
I have had the chance to see how the leg of a walking stick fits into its body and how some of their legs look like blades of grass. I saw the microscopic droplets of water on the back of a cricket and lady bug. I camped out in front of a pond trying to capture a photo of a chubby dragon fly. I got one, semi decent shot. Too blurry to print or show in a photo contest or my website but I kept it anyway. When I saw this dragonfly's face it was cartoon like and looked like it was smiling.
I haven't mastered this lens, but someday I will. Now I like find places where I can see things I never saw before.