Out of darkness

Out of darkness

On the way home from work after the rains I glanced down and saw  a rolly polly blindly make its way up a large wet brick. I reversed my lens and shot until it found its way into the soil just inches away. When I looked at the images in Lightroom I saw a creature poised between light and dark pulling its way up and saw in that a metaphor. I hope you like the image of something so small making its way up into the light inspiring.   Advertisements

The texture of life: rice, spice, coffee

(I neither cropped, nor augmented these pics. These are all hand held shots.) I’ve been teaching myself macro photography and these are from my first shoot. I enjoy taking pictures of food to a point, but macro is satisfying. It might not appear so, but it took a few hours to take these shots. Like cooking, it’s a process and I really enjoyed working it out. I was really curious to see the texture in a mustard seed, or nutmeg, fenugreek, cinnamon, cardamon. It was like traveling to another planet and when… Read More