Getting close to the action — Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #113

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for this weeks LAPC: Labour of Love, set by Rusha.

With the recent pandemic curtailing travel, I’ve started to take a closer look at things & fallen down the rabbit hole of macro photography. Sometimes it’s just everyday objects that I believe deserve a closer look at the detail. Other times, it’s in response to a challenge, where a closer look can be a different interpretation.

The lengths I go to; who said yoga mats were just for yoga πŸ˜‚

This new-found enjoyment of macro photography has led to what some may call an obsession, but I like to think of it as a labour of love — raindrops. I’m always looking out the kitchen window at the grass in the back, waiting for the sun to come out after a rain shower, looking for that telltale sparkle. I love the infinite variety in shape & size, different types of rain bring different effects; some magnify the texture of the plant they are on, some act as miniature lensballs & others just glisten in the sun.

I am ever on the hunt for that elusive, crystal clear image!

…and finally, the perfect rainy accompaniment by ELO.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great week πŸ˜ƒ

18 thoughts on “Getting close to the action — Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #113

  1. Unsure of who to send to help you Jez. I do believe this obsession of water drops is/has gotten out of hand…………..and I love it. Keep up the great work my Scots mate πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for taking us down the rabbit hole with you Jez! These are a terrific labor of love. My favorite of many is the crystal clear line of drops on what I guess is a piece of a spider’s web. Gorgeous!

  3. I don’t care if it’s an obsession, Jez. Your raindrops images are spectacular! I especially love the series of drops…Wow. What shutter speed did you use? Amazing capture.

  4. I absolutely adore this post! I was into your commentary and great macro shots and then, all of a sudden, there you were lying on your stomach just as I have done in my own backyard! I could identify! We both have a similar labor of love. Truly, I love all your pictures, but those with droplets have inspired me. I need to lie in wet grass, I suppose, to get those shots — and oh, how that would be worth it to do. Thanks for a lovely post and for participating in this week’s challenge. Happy Labor Day and Happy Taking Pictures Day!

      1. I have enjoyed all the post submissions as well. Isn’t it interesting how we have some similar interpretations of “labors of love” but we also have many unique ideas and photos to share. Your participation is most definitely appreciated.

  5. Well your rabbit hole has some very interesting things in it! I love your photos of the tiny cottage and I have been enjoying your raindrops through several posts. Have a good week Jez!

Great to hear your thoughts πŸ˜ƒ