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.
(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