Up Close and Personal

Volume 6, Issue 65; 27 Jul 2003

It's possible to get really, really quite close with my new camera.

Every day I am aware of the flow and constant change; perhaps I am at the edge of discovering what more our bodies might be able to teach about the spirit of life. At least, I am always exploring and trying to understand our relationship to the whole universe.

Ruth Bernhard

Well, up close anyway. A couple of folks last week expressed interest in the macro capabilities of my new camera.

To demonstrate, I took a few snaps of a little flower in Tim and Lauren's back yard.

Flower and hand
Flower and hand
Flower, left
Flower, left
Flower, right
Flower, right

The setting sun was directly behind me so the only way I could photograph the flowers up close was from the side. As a result, the depth of focus is less than ideal. They still look nice, I think.

The flower in question, I'm told is Dianthus gratianopolitanus, “Rubin”, also known as cheddar pink.

It's one of a great many beautiful flowers, some quite unique, that Lauren has cultivated throughout the yard. The rest of my photos, alas, don't do them justice.