Jul 25, 2008

After the Rain

Lynn Royer's macro photography inspires me in deep ways. To see the everyday world in fine detail has me marveling at God's amazing power to create. After the rain storms we had the last few days, I was bound and determined to capture a few shots of water droplets suspended from the blades of grass.
Yesterday morning was that day. Around 7am I noticed the sunlight peeking through our neighbors trees and landing on the wet grass in my backyard. So excited, I grabbed my camera, threw on the macro lens and headed out back. There I was laying on my belly in the dewy grass watching the sunlight dance with the tiny droplets of water that collected on the delicate green blades. All caught up in the addiction of searching the ground for the perfect drop on the perfect blade with the perfect amount of sunlight for illumination - I realized I was in my fuzzy pink bath robe and in plain sight of my many close neighbors.
But I didn't really care...did you know you can see the world in a drop of rain, water that fell from the heavens.
I took more than 250 shots over a 45 minute frame of time. The sun would move across the morning sky leaving my grass in the shadow of the neighbors great tree. I sat on the wet lawn, with camera on stand-by, waiting patiently for the moment the sun light made it's way through the thick foliage of the tree. Then I was ready, laying out again across the yard to capture God's beauty that found it's way to my eye through the attention of my heart and lens of my camera. What a relaxing and awesome way to start the day...
May you find time to stop for a few moments and engage closely with the beauty and wonder of our surroundings.
Grace & peace on the creative journey ~ deAnn

Jul 14, 2008

Macro Photography

Tiny white flower

Pansy seed pod

Tiny blue flowers

Tiny buds on bright orange

Water drop on twig

These macro photography shots are taken by Lynn Royer, July's Divine Intersection artist.

Jul 10, 2008

Nature through Deb's Lens

(this one is my favorite - great perspective!!! ~ deAnn)

Photography by Deb Williams.

Jul 7, 2008

Garden Photo's

I love Cone Flowers, they are so regal and have confidence.
First the butterfly, now the bee - this flower will have nothing left to give!
I like the way the muted sunlight casts a soft glow on this Columbine.
See the little glo-bug hiding in this flower?
This looks like an artichoke, but it's the flower blossom of a Hosta.
All these photos were taken in my postage stamp back yard with my Olympus dSLR and a very inexpensive close up lens kit. I love macro photography because it gives us the opportunity to see the small parts of our world in larger than life detail.
Our Creator is so amazingly creative.
grace & peace on the journey ~ deAnn