Early Morning Macro Photography

The thing about lockdown is that time moves slower. This is both good and bad – it has felt like a long winter (my least favourite season) but I’m also more connected and aware of the subtle changes in nature that signal the coming of spring.

After a sleepless night, I crawl out of bed early and take my macro lens out into our garden. The plants are just starting to wake up. They hold both the darkness of winter and the colour of spring, that lends itself to a rich and moody palette.

The beauty of macro is that you only need to find small details to create something magical.


It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.

― Mary Oliver