Tiny Landscapes

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There’s something very therapeutic about macro photography. When you shrink your view of the world to that of a tiny object it’s almost reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. It’s very easy to get lost in the land of giants created by the lens.

A few years a go we had to remove a beautiful Ash tree in our yard. We were sad to see it go but it was beginning to damage our home’s foundation so we had little choice. The tree company ground up all of the surface roots but left a ton of organic material in the ground. Every time it rains we get some new fungus growing up through the lawn. The [wikipop]dog vomit slime mold[/wikipop] is especially nice.

This little patch of mushrooms appeared about a week ago. To make this image, I used my ground tripod, Canon 7D and my 100 macro lens. I’m pretty sure my neighbors thought I was nuts, crawling around the yard.


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