A couple of weeks ago I posted some pictures I had made with a macro lens a friend of mine let me borrow. I mentioned then that macro photography is all about details, lines, and textures. I know the next two weeks may be a little off the wall (no pun intended), but hang with me… I’m exploring some new things here.
While wondering around Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll no doubt be struck with interest by the ghost town that has been left behind there. If you like creepy old houses, this is a great place to wander around. A few of the houses there have this beautiful shade of blue stain on their exteriors. When I went to photograph them, I decided to boil everything down to the simplest point of interest… the color of the stain, and the grains in the wood. After goofing around with the camera for quite some time and not getting what I had in my head, I put the camera on its corner and just started paying attention to the lines.
This is what I came up with.