07/28/2021 Memories in Macro

Yesterday I mentioned I like taking macro photos the most. I fell into this genre completely by accident while trying to chronicle important memories for later.

It’s tricky using different lenses, though. And a lot to remember between distance, aperture, and focus and how those elements vary between lenses. I’m going to need to take some classes if I want to get very good at this.

My favorite macro photo came from a Samsung camera, I think. It was probably one of the Note versions, and certainly way before I was interested in photography as a hobby.

The subject is a pink flower that came in a bouquet I received from a long-time friend. I don’t remember the occasion. (So much for chronicling my memories, huh?) You’d think I would since I can probably count on two hands how many times I’ve gotten flowers in my lifetime. I’m not bellyaching. Just pointing out that my memory isn’t what it used to be, and maybe I should treat myself now and then.

If I had to guess, I think this particular bouquet was congratulatory at a time when I cleared a monumental professional hurdle. Regardless, I got a few great shots out of those flowers.

It’s nice to look back at these and remember that friendship in its simpler form. The relationship is somewhat strained now, but perhaps these remnants have at least inspired me in the pursuit of this new hobby. And the memories? Maybe my self-reflection will gently nudge me towards a better version of myself.

Favorite SmartPhone Macro

Favorite macro photo of all time

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