I have a theory that my macro lens not only magnifies whatever it is that I'm photographing, but it also maginifies time while I'm looking through the lens. The result is that while I've only spent a minute taking a photo, everyone else has experienced ten minutes! (Maybe that's why I look so good at 40) ;-)
I love macro photography. I love the way the whole image changes with just a slight sway when I'm focussed up close. I love all the extreme detail that is only hinted at with the naked eye. I love backlighting and I love fynbos...
I very nearly didn't take my camera with me to the Cederberg this weekend. As I packed the night before I decided that I wanted a complete break from all electronic devices, and that, now, includes cameras. But I woke wondering what had I been thinking, and left with my camera packed.
I spent a very enjoyable dawn and sunrise looking at the fyn-ness of the fynbos through my macro lens, happy with the knowledge that these photos weren't about the photographs, or about others seeing them later; they were purely for the enjoyment of the act of taking the photos: of light catching my eye, of my mind creating an image to show off that light, of looking through my lens, of deciding angle, composition and whether to click the shutter or not (something which seems to have become extremely rare with the trigger-happy nature of digital photography).
Hope you enjoy them!