Sunday, May 29, 2011

Macro Moment: In The Picture

detail from work by Valerie Simons
Perhaps this macro moment will encourage to to fall into (love with) a picture?
Macro photography of 2D works, especially paintings rather than prints, can reveal textural details which are lost in photographs taken from a distant vantage point.
Most of the paintings, prints and other art works are high up on the gift shop walls. Now, I'm not that great on ladders so I have to wait until the stock is rotated and is in within reach of me and my lens.
It's worth the wait.
Can't you just imagine stepping onto this pathway and walking through the forest, feeling the sunlight dappled on your skin as you wander beneath the trees?

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