It’s Day 6 – let’s give a warm welcome to Jack Canuck! Today we have a study in black & white, and a wonderful reminder of how beauty can be found in ordinary things. ~WaterGirl
Since we’ve all been stuck at home to varying degrees for months now, I thought I’d share some of the photography I’ve done without leaving my home and yard. I enjoyed the challenge of finding interesting shots to take with my macro lens around the house and garden here in inner Melbourne. Since I couldn’t get out much even locally, much less get out of the city, it helped to keep me busy and give me something to do that let me get away from the work-at-home vortex.
For some of the shots, the subject matter is quite obvious. For others, the focus is so close up (and the depth-of-field so shallow) that they turn into abstracts. That’s one of my favourite parts of macro photography – changing everyday things into images that have virtually no connection to the object itself, to the point that you might not even know what it is if you aren’t told.
One of the trees on the street in front of our house gets loaded down with these seed pods in the fall (which has just finished here in Melbourne – we’re into winter now). I collected a bunch of them, put them in a Japanese ceramic bowl from the kitchen, and took it out onto our back deck in the late afternoon sun. I loved the textures, the contrast between the pods and the bowl, and the shadows from the setting sun.