The Fascination of Macro Photography

Most of you will know the science fiction novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. I cherished it when I was a child and dreamed of undertaking similar adventures of my own to come face to face with strange animals and to discover objects that people didn’t even know existed. Instead of climbing into the crater of the island volcano Snæfellsjökull as the heroes in the book did, however, I eventually picked up a camera and a macro lens to explore hidden worlds in more familiar environs. Macro and close-up photography enable us to discover things that escape our normal powers of perception. We can see parallels to the larger world we inhabit in the smaller and tiniest details around us.

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