Sunday, 28 July 2013

Close up and far away

Due to a but of an issue with my ankle - sort of self inflicted by running about with H in the dark! - I have not been out and about much over the last couple of weeks.

This is an oldish image, where I was trying to do both near and far in a single image.  The shape in the sign is a cormorant, one of the more common water birds at Blackburn Lake.

I'm glad I have an archive!



You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday 2 and I love Macro.

Enjoy the pictures!

28 comments:

Nic van Es said...

heel mooi gedaan.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Stewart Now this looks very interesting and looks like sculture. How did you use photoshop?
I love this sort of experimentation. Hope you re having a good weekend and that you will be better soon.

Stewart M said...

Hi Marget - no use of photoshop - the sign is cut from a solid sheet of iron - I focused on the background through one of the holes in the sheet of iron - all one shot, which almost no manipulation (there is a slight crop)

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kerri Farley said...

I LIKE that sign!!

Hope your ankle heals soon!!

eileeninmd said...

I love this sign, very cool! I hope you ankle heals soon, take care.

Marcia said...

That is very neat. Sorry to hear about the ankle. You didn't say broken or sprained but whatever hope you're staying off it so it can heal.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Very nice sign. Oh Stewart so sorry about your owie or big huge owie.

How did you do that?

Or is it still from your old ankle energy?

TexWisGirl said...

pretty cool signage. hope your ankle heals!

Sylvia K said...

What a great sign and a really terrific capture for the day, Stewart, as always!! I do hope your ankle heals soon! No fun getting around with a bad ankle -- I know, I had one several years ago! Take care and have a good week!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Stewart! You cannot be doing what we once did decades ago at this stage of our lives. I'd like to have the metal art in my yard. Get better soon.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Very cool photo & metal cutting!
Not so cool about your ankle, sorry to hear that. My husband broke his ankle about a year and a half ago.. it really put a damper on hiking & activity that involved a lot of walking for quite a while. Speedy recovery, Stewart!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Sorry to hear of your ankle. Hope you get well soon. Photographers (especially digital photographers) always huge archives to fall back on at such times :)

Nice capture of the signpost.

Karen said...

Clever capture! Hope you're on the mend!

Timur said...

Cool...what a great capture !!

I like this one ... :)

Greetings

DIMI said...

Hallo Stewart!Very nice sign!
Hope you'll be better soon!!
Have a lovely day!!
Dimi...

Andrea said...

I hope you're much better, i've been away also for some weeks and sick also the past week, still trying to get if fully off.

I also want to learn how to get both the near and distant objects both clear in a photo, e.g. moon and tree! Yours is very lovely done.

Randi said...

What an exquisite capture! Hope your ankle heals soon!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful! I hope your ankle gets better soon.

Carole M. said...

ooops, sorry Stewart you've done that to your ankle; they take some healing too. I love those rustic cutouts; made for a lovely photograph

MastHoliday said...

Hello friend! Lovely sign. a good attempt. hope you'll soon better. Really you have a great account.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful piece of artwork. Great textures offered by the iron as a palette.

Rebecca Wallace said...

Very clever - I like that. Hope you get better soon.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Haunting image of the cormorant!

Macro Mary/Ruby/Yellow

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Hope you are feeling better by now! And I love the image of the bird!

Laura said...

Lovely image Stewart... I hope you heal well and soon will be out and about again.

TheChieftess said...

When I first saw the image...I saw it upside down...not literally...but I thought it was a salamander type with it's head at the bottom...then "voila"! I saw the cormorant!!!

Small City Scenes said...

Pretty cool sign though. MB

Pat Tillett said...

That is a very cool sign! I hope your ankle is better by now.