The macro view of flowers has helped me come to terms with my life’s experience, and nature’s disappearing wild spaces, and excitement of the unknown.
Macro photography, is like putting on super-magnifying eyeglasses, so we can view what we could otherwise not see. Catching the light just right, and finding the precise viewpoint, the flower becomes space, revealing relationships in our mind’s eye.
A photograph can be many things. My self portrait in an orchid speaks to me in it’s silence and grace, a reality hidden in a world of shapes and spaces.
0031 | Self Portrait in Gold | Pigment print on Watercolor Paper with Hand Applied Gold Emulsion
0032 | White Orchid on Silver | Pigment print on Watercolor Paper with Hand Applied Gold Emulsion
Example of this work on view at our gallery wall in the inviting showroom at Island Interiors at Ocean Reef.
8 Barracuda Lane
Key Largo, FL 33037
The camera you have in your hand is the best one. You never know what is going to unfold before your eyes.
If I had known the grey pre-dawn mist would reveal this spectacular show, I would have had my Hasselblad camera. None-the-less the camera on hand was my Nikon, however the choice of lenses was limited to a 55 mm macro and a telephoto… Not your typical landscape choice.
I picked the 55, and the first seven exposures of my panorama were magic. Though not sure how a macro lens would work, I processed, stitched and was rewarded with this shot.
Looking at the image, it has a special quality that only the “pre-digital” 55 macro lens could provide. Sharp detail, yet painterly, with soft pastel hues.
Check out at my new “Little Salt Photography by Carol Ellis” wall at Island Interiors. This 54” panoramic canvas entitled “Pastel Dawn”, as well as examples of a wide range of my previous work is on display Monday ~ Friday.
at Island Interiors, 8 Barracuda Lane, Ocean Reef.
The photos I take from my heart almost never have any evidence of “human” involvement.
I seek places that are wild and serene, usually at the waters edge or out in nature. I will revisit the place at different times of day, and weather conditions. Often enough to get a sense of place...to really get to know it. I will take about 50 photos each visit, varying the exposure, focus and vantage point.
The magic (or luck) comes when the mechanical settings of the camera and the environmental conditions come together.
Definition of LUCK: “When preparation meets opportunity.”
This photographic website provides me the opportunity for self-expression, for sharing