5.17.2009

florida 1: macro 1 {macro monday}

the grander scheme from up above

the intricate details down below


while preparing this post, i was wondering why pictures of of tiny objects or intricate detail are called macros, when "macro" means large. so i googled it. i found this:
what do 'macro' and 'micro' refer to when it comes to photography?
the word macro means big, whereas the word micro mean small. so how is it that these two terms are related?
if the subject you are photographing is small and you want to make it look big, you end up with a 'macro' view of a 'micro' subject.
ah-ha! now it all makes sense. so both of these photos could be considered macros. the first is a micro {or smaller, far-away} view of a macro subject. the second is a macro view of a micro subject.

this is the first of my florida series—just a short one. i wanted to tie it into macro monday. so i used a photo of the key in the gulf from the flight in and one of a hibiscus flower—one of the first shots i took after we settled in at the condo. hibiscus shrubs were everywhere there.

happy {macro} monday.

16 comments:

Grey Street Girl said...

Oh, I love these two pictures! That beach is one of my favorite places on Earth. Can't wait to see more!

Hi Kooky said...

Beau-tee-ful.

parisa mahmoudi said...

The first one is Brilliant!!!!!

apriliniowa said...

Wow. The ocean looks like it's going to swallow up the world. Lovely!

Toni said...

The first image of the ocean from overhead is so cool - the brilliant blue of the water, seeing the sand bar and it's pattern below, with the boat and the dock and city looking so small. And the flower is gorgeous.

beth said...

ohhhhh.....now I get it, as I had always wondered, too !!!.....and what a beautiful shot !!!

beth said...

I MEAN....what beautiful SHOTS.....that's what I get for typing on a monday morning before taking a shower to wake me up !!

Chris said...

Good way to look at things! I like the comparison and contrast of these two.

I posted a macro shot on each blog, so now I'm playing too :)

See you shortly for our shoot!

Char said...

gorgeous pairing Georgia...so beautiful - that color is just POW

Anonymous said...

interesting views of creation.

Haphazardkat said...

gorgeous!!!

more...we need more! :)

elk said...

the contrasts really jump out at you ...i like that as much as the photos and I am happy to see florida~

Alicia said...

That Florida (micro... right?) shot is absolutely amazing! The way the water looks grabs hold of me and pulls me in... I can't stop looking at it. I think I looked at it a few times this morning and I've already looked at it again 2 times since I got home! I love it!

And beautiful redish pink on the flower... I love it against the blue sky!

Happy Monday! What great shots to start of the week!!!

Lisa said...

oh wow, i love this! very beautiful shots and also very informative! awesome. :)

TheDecoDetective said...

I love your photos, they inspire me to improve my photography. Hibiscus flowers are very photogenic!
Thanks for explaining the micro/macro - I was wondering about this only yesterday but didn't think of googling it...

Haphazardkat said...

Baby Goose!!!!!!! I did a girl squeal when I saw that pic! :D

love all your pics...

Hard to pic favorite one cuz I love 'em all :D