Noticing the Details

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:

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This one looks like a cocoon of light to me.

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I see a jester with a cap and a tassel in this one.  Here’s a closer view:

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I love the upside down tiny world in the water droplet.

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The orange background and orange spots in the ice were due to an orange road sign:

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I think it’s more striking in the macro photos.

What details have you noticed today?

4 thoughts on “Noticing the Details

  1. 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.

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