Saturday, November 16, 2013

Taking in a Wider View

If you recall, way back in March, I set out to create closeup images of natural subjects that showed their place in the natural system, rather than isolated on a plain, smooth background, as is done in traditional macro photography.  This approach, known as wide-angle closeup photography, uses forced perspective to place the viewer right into the natural world.  The best way to view this type of imagery stick your nose right to the screen and immerse yourself into the scene.

Over the next few days, I'll be reviewing some of that work here, beginning with this image from Davey Woods State Nature Preserve in Champaign County.  This summer, as part of my work with the Division of Natural Areas & Preserves, I attempted to capture unique and interesting views of Ohio's State Nature Preserves.  If you haven't heard of the Division, it has helped protect many of Ohio's most spectacular places since the outset of the Ohio Natural Areas Act in 1970.  And, don't forget to follow us on Facebook.


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