Friday, 21 March 2008

Miami Macro

Every now and then I get a craving for serious macro. It's like a sushi craving- it won't go away until you give in to the impulse. Why do I like this style of photography so much? I guess it gives me that dreamy, other-wordly feeling that you sometimes get after a long afternoon nap. Kind of spacey but spot on- that's how my images make me feel when I get them right.
The first one is lavender- up close and personal. My sister Jennifer's Lavender plant in Miami.

There's something about lavender that we recognize instinctively- calming, relaxing and soul satisfying. Heaven would be lying in a field of lavender.

While I am not a big fan of aniseed flavoured tarragon in my food- I love the bold little flowers- so brave and debonair in their yellow-ness.

Key lime blossoms- a hint of yellow, purple and green that will somehow miraculously transform into a firm, green lime. Isn't nature beyond amazing?
A shell that in perfectly symmetrical in its concentric swirls

17 comments:

jules said...

You have a beautiful blog and your photos are gorgeous. I am new to blogging and I dont have a knack for words as you do. I wanted to know how you took such stunning photos? What kind of camera do you use? I'm jealous! But I appreciate yours :-)

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*~mad munky~* said...

Ooh - nice! I love macro work :o)

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Barbara said...

Hi Sharon, there are so many posts to catch up now, after having had problems to enter your site for a certain time. But now I'm here again and I see your beautiful macros! The last picture I like very much.
Wishing you a happy and joyful Easter,
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The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Your photography is so beautiful, Sharon. I'm partial to the lavender, but that's just a favorite color. You have a lovely blog and I'm so glad to have found you! Debi @ GHT

RnB said...

I like the shell. It's perfect. I like how it's not as clear in the back but fairly sharp in the front. The colors of the shell show up well, could have been even better with a little more color intensity.

The flower shots are really vibrant.
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Kanno said...

good pics!

Mark said...

I enjoy macro every now and then, I usually end up with something more that I can see with my own eyes, which is always a nice suprise.

Vanillalotus said...

Gorgeous photography! I too have an addiction to macro. I'm not sure my reasoning either but yours sounds good to me.

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Chrisss said...

Beautiful!

yoha_ahoy said...

Gorgeous macro shots. I love photography was well. :) And I am also curious as to what camera you use?

KatyK said...

Your blog is beautiful, like a glimpse of paradise!

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You have a beautiful blog!
Great photos !
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