Sunday, September 13, 2009

Macro photos

Now that the 4x4 swap is done, the fiberarts group I meet with monthly is beginning a new challenge: creating a piece of art based on a macro photograph. We had an assignment last month to begin taking some macro shots, so I've been trying to keep my eye open for interesting details. These are some of the shots I've come up with so far. My camera can only get within a few inches and no closer, so I've zoomed in further with the photo-editing software. Many of these items came from the garage. Can you tell what they are?

(a straw broom, where the straw meets the handle)

(a portion of a push broom)

This is my favorite one so far, probably because it is green and organic, as opposed to all the utilitarian objects above. It's a portion of a very large leaf we saw at the Kendall sculpture garden last week. The veining in it reminds me of malachite. I also love the way the central vein cuts diagonally across the photo, and one side is darker than the other.

I'm still not sure how I would transform any of these into fabric...


Vivien said...

I think your leaf photo is incredible.

silvercat said...

I really liked the car lights it looks like sunset in a way.