Macro Monday: The Shadows In Between

Monday, February 27th, 2017

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “The Space In Between.” From this week’s instructions:

“In between” is defined as “a state or position that is in the middle of two other things.” However, for this theme we ask that “the space in between” is the clear focal point of the image and that your photos clearly show how the “in between” space is defined. This means we do not want you to simply photograph three objects with one in the middle. That entirely misses the intent of this theme. Try using an object such as chopsticks, hair clips or tweezers to hold and thus highlight your “in between” subject. Or show how that “in between space” is all you need to focus on, like a string of sticky glue between two fingers or a droplet of water between two petals. In this sort of example, the space “in between” completely overpowers the whole object that creates the space between—you don’t really need to know what the other parts might be. The space “in between” is all you need! You may also consider photographing the space between fingers, teeth, claws, bristles, tongs, etc.

The Shadows In Between

What a fun theme! Going out to hunt for the space in between led to some fun discoveries in my backyard. I thought I might find a spider web or an insect hiding between some blades of grass. The sun was setting and I hadn’t found “the” shot yet… then I noticed the tree trunk of our small sago palm. The soft golden light of the sunset created deep shadows perfectly placed in between the two sharp sides. The shadows reminded me of waves in the ocean and I see the head of a dolphin poking up amidst the waves.

New Braunfels nature macro photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/8 | 1/320 | ISO 640

Thanks for looking!

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