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Morning macro meditation

Macro Morning

I gave my daughter flowers for her 11th birthday last weekend and placed it by the homemade banner I made her years ago that I somehow remember to hang up on her special day, year after year.

Macro roses

Wednesday morning I made time to photograph the floral beauties, as part of my macro morning study, along with some other objects within reaching distance: mug, champagne coupes, jewelry sitting on the counter.

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I contemplated the condensation on my coffee carafe…

Condensation

…until my vision blurred,

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and honed in on the light.

Condensation light

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So familiar a gleam

This morning I made time to photograph a beautiful bouquet of flowers, as a kind of meditation. With my cup of coffee close by, I enjoyed the morning light in my apartment. I put the flowers on a table and situated the setup by the large window in my living room.

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At work, I use the tripod extensively, so I went rogue for this project and handheld the camera despite the still darkish conditions for shooting macro. I was going for a dreamy effect, to match my not-quite-awake state of mind, so sharpness of the image was less important than the mood.

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I couldn’t decide to keep these vertical or turn them on their sides. In the end, a diptych won.

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This is now my desktop wallpaper, not that you can ever see it because I have too many applications open:

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I want to make morning macro photography more of a habit. It does wonders for my mind. I want to crawl into the abstraction.

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