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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Macro Week, Day 1

purple flower
© 2009 Simon Hucko

It's macro week! In case you missed the tail end of my post from yesterday, I gave myself the assignment of shooting with my point n shoot every day this week in macro mode, and posting the results. The above picture is my favorite from yesterday's outing. Click on the picture or the link here to see the whole set. Please feel free to leave feedback - tell what works and what doesn't. This is an experiment for me, so negative feedback is more than welcome (although I prefer constructive criticism - why you don't like it, not just that you don't, but if you can't articulate it that's ok).

My goal for next week will be to explore different aspect ratios in my photos. My D70 shoots in a 2x3 ratio, so that's what I've been working in lately. My point n shoot, however, shoots 3x4, which has a different feeling to it. I really notice it with the verticals - they don't feel as tall. I've been intrigued by some square photos lately, too, and thought the above photo really worked as a square. I'll try to get the original online tonight for comparison.

What's your photography goal for the week?



  1. I like it! From a macro POV, it's great. Wonderful colors and details.

    My only thought is that it's all very centered, and within a square photo. For some reason I'm itching for it to be just off center with some more green to the right or something (like if the photo itself were rectangular).

    BUT a bunch of these macros in a set of square would look hawt! Like four square shots, framed and going down a hall? Ooohhh yeeeeah. ;)

  2. @Kristan - I didn't get a chance to get the un-cropped version up yesterday, but I'll see if I can tonight. Would be interesting to do a side-by-side comparison of the two