The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
By far, I shoot the majority of my photos with my 60mm macro lens. Once in a rare while, I pop on my “nifty fifty” 50mm lens but, for the types of images I like best, the macro lens is better.
Through my macro lens, I see a different world, a world that brings me peace and testifies to the glory of God. I’m comfortable with my macro lens. I know how to use my camera to make it do what I want when I use that lens.
Yesterday, after spending the weekend sitting in on a photography class with a favourite landscape photographer (you can see some of his beautiful work on his website at http://ryanwunsch.com), I decided it was time to mix things up a bit.
Gerry and I went for a drive to shoot during golden hour. I put my 18-55mm lens on my camera and didn’t toss another one in my bag as a backup. I was going to shoot with that lens or I was not going to shoot anything.
Turned out, I found some magic with that lens too. I’m going to put my macro lens away for a while and see if I can come to appreciate my 18-55mm. It’ll be a challenge with the cooler weather coming (I’m a wimp and don’t like going outside when it’s cool), but we’ll see how it goes.
I like your macro shots, but this is lovely.
I appreciate your encouraging words always, Karen. Thank you. I don’t know if I’ll leave macro for long, but I think there’s something to be said for stepping out of one’s creative comfort zone for a time. Who knows what magic might be discovered?!