Macro Landscapes

Macro photography is extreme close-up photography in which the size of the subject is greater than in reality. Macrophotography is fascinating as it lets the viewer see a world that wouldn’t be apparent otherwise. The facetted eyes of insects for instance are something we do not perceive unless we use a microscope or look at a macro photograph of such an insect’s eyes. In this case, the macro landscapes convey more than just their subject. The images below contain abstract patterns where it is not immediately apparent what the actual subject is. This allows the viewer to associate them with arial photographs or other landscape photographs. That is why I call them macro landscapes.

Detail of a pitted turbine blade (a vicim of cavitation) with rain water in it. To me, the turbine blade close-up looks like a menacing mountain range in Patagonia reflected in a glacial lake:

The dragonfly wing close-up looks like an arial photograph of rice fields in Madagascar or a stained glass window:

Macro Landscapes - Dragonfly Wing Detail

Finally, the decomposing leaf looks like a major city by the water at dusk as seen from above (you can see individual blocks and major streets – could be Manhattan):

Macro Landscapes - Golden Leaf

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