Close. Closer…

Posted on Thursday 21 June 2007

One of the really nice things about digital photography is the ability to take nearly unlimited numbers of shots. Thus, you can have a lovely rose:

A Classic

And you can have it closer…


Or you can capture a lovely dragonfly:


And you can also see it closer. Much closer…

Dragonfly II


3 Comments for 'Close. Closer…'

    June 22, 2007 | 3:59 pm

    I wish i had you eye for pictures.
    I’ve taken tons and tons of photos and they all seem…plain. Every great once in a while I get something that is mildly exciting.
    Guess I will just have to go on trying to learn how to ‘see’ the world like you do.

    June 23, 2007 | 6:21 am

    Pan —

    Not having seen your photos, it’s hard to know whether you’re suffering from “I took this and I’m a perfectionist and since it’s not perfect I don’t like it….” syndrome — but there is one thing I’ve learned above all others: get in closer to the subject.

    I don’t mean macros like these, necessarily. But the shots that seem kind of flat and “blah” of mine (and there are bajillions!!!) are often because I was seeing things as a spectator, rather than letting the lens make me a participant.

    Does that make any sense?

    June 24, 2007 | 1:25 pm

    I’m just catching up with all the pictures you’ve posted lately. I can’t tell you how much I admire your work! That dragonfly (and all the bug shots you’ve posted) is just priceless. Keep it up!

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