This weekend, Jeremy and I went out to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (a post coming soon). I think everyone on here knows by now that photography is a hobby of Jeremy’s, but I love it too. He really enjoys taking pictures of birds and landscapes, while I really love macro photography. I love seeing things up close; seeing things that the naked eye often misses.
Macro photography forces you to pay close attention, to look for the smaller things in life.
When we were in Switzerland, Jeremy constantly made fun of me because we were surrounded by the unbelievably gorgeous Swiss Alps, and I was busy crouching on the ground taking pictures of flowers. I don’t know why, it’s what I really enjoy.
To me, it’s essential to be able pull out and focus on the smaller details from the big picture. All of those little details are what makes the big picture beautiful, after all.
Spring is the most perfect time for me to take out my camera and snap some of these shots. And spring has officially sprung here in Charleston. Bursts of color were sprinkled all over the plantation.
It never ceases to amaze me when the plants wake up each year and put forth their glory. I’ve lived a couple of different places, and I know that sometimes spring is a slow, drawn out process.
Not in Charleston. One morning you wake up, your car is yellow from pollen, and spring has arrived.
If you enjoy photography, now is a great time to get out and take some pictures. If you could care less about photography, you should get out anyways.
The plants and animals are waking up from their winter laziness and basking in the sun. Get out and appreciate all the little details. It’s the best way to shake the winter blues.