One of my favorite books when I was young was The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards. In it, the children are encouraged to notice the details in the world around them:
“I want you to start noticing things. Once you get used to doing it you’ll never be able to stop. It’s the best game in the world.”
I think about noticing details when I find an opportunity to do macrophotography. I’ve found that icicles and sleet make great macro subjects. We don’t get them often, but we did this week, so I went looking for details to notice. Here is what I found:
This one looks like a cocoon of light to me.
I see a jester with a cap and a tassel in this one. Here’s a closer view:
I love the upside down tiny world in the water droplet.
The orange background and orange spots in the ice were due to an orange road sign:
I think it’s more striking in the macro photos.
What details have you noticed today?
Cool pics — ones I’m sure you don’t have many chances to take. I used to have a couple rolls of pictures of hoarfrost from when I taught on a BC island. The one-room school was ~30 feet from the water . . . well, mud flats covered by water at high tide. When it got cold, with all that humidity, ice crystals grew to 4 or 5 inches long. And gorgeous.
Those ice crystals sound amazing!
This was one of my favorite books as well. This book changed how I looked at the world and things around me. Thanks for sharing these! Cool pics.
Thanks! I look forward to reading your book reviews. While eating guacamole. 🙂