My bookmarks file is a bloated two megabytes. I save bookmarks that look interesting, and then forget them. A few days ago, as I was browsing some of the photography-related links, I found some good stuff.
I found a link there to an article by a Michael Brown, titled “The Art of Abstract Macro Photography.” I haven’t been a big fan of macro photography, mainly because my attempts have turned out to be mostly boring. In the article, he discusses a technique he calls the “Cram It” method. It looked interesting, so I tried it out.
Some of the stuff I got was pretty crappy, some of it was okay, and some of it I really liked.
This rose wasn’t, strictly speaking, “crammed,” but I like it anyway, so I’m including it here:
Some of them came out looking like the sorts of things Georgia O’Keeffe obsessed about:
Some were, indeed, filmy and abstract:
And some were so vague as to defy analysis:
I really like this one:
I think I’ll do some more.