Over the past months, I have taken a lot of photos of landscapes and seascapes. They will start to appear in my photo gallery.
But this post is about taking the time to get close up to things, taking a very intimate approach to photography…
Ordinary things hold mysteries, and those are revealed by the lens. Like Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota), that very common wildflower, at the end of the season, all curled up.
Or the belly feathers of an unfortunate American Goldfinch, which died after flying into a window.
Or the abstract condensation pattern on the side of the Brita filter.
Or the back of a Fiddlehead ficus, all dried up and revealing its patterns in the afternoon sunlight.
Or the otherworldly creature-like appearance of this kelp bit of flotsam, on a beach in Ucluelet, BC.
And the drops left on a McIntosh apple, after a rinse in the sink, and before the apple pie baking session…