I don't usually share my thoughts enough on macro photography, especially water droplet macros, gravity water drops, and any other type of micro objects that fall into this category of photography. Macro photography is not easy at all, some photographers might make it look extremely easy to shoot, Hahaha- well it's not. Think about it like this for example, if a male or female model gets tired of posing they can take a break and recoup for a bit, but a water droplet just breaks, dissolves, and evaporates. I'm sure a lot of professional model photographers are happy they don't have this issue to deal with during a photo shoot. Now what is it about macro that's challenging? I think mostly it's the scale of the subject/object. Everything that a photographer normally has to account for when shooting on a larger scale, except that, the smaller the scale, the harder it is to make these objects look beautiful or interesting (basically worth taking a look at). Sometimes a macro photographer has a good day shooting everything they can think of, but then once the photos are viewed on the computer monitor, the shots get whittled down from one-hundred plus, to one or two, and maybe even three. That's hard to handle. Hours upon hours trying to get that perfect shot. The shot that not only the photographer can't help but gasp at when viewing it, but also that shot the photographer hopes his or her viewers will gasp when they see it too. I hope any fan or lover of macro photography will keep this little thought tucked away in the back of their mind, so that the next time a macro photographer post a piece of work, (that really was/is a piece of work to shoot), that you'll remember how a macro photographer addict explained how hard all macro photographers work to show you something you may have never seen if not for them.
This is a great shot. It must take so much dedication to spend hours trying to get a perfect photo. I'm sure I speak for the majority of watchers when I say the amount of time you spend with these shots should be appreciated. The pictures you take are gorgeous. (:
alea-photographyFeatured By OwnerFeb 17, 2013Hobbyist Photographer
I'm a complete newbie to the macro world, and I was totally unprepared for the amount of effort it took to get a good shot, and the disappointment when not all the shots worked out (not to mention my water droplets rolling everywhere).
This is a really beautiful shot, and something to aspire to!