lens-artist challenge: close- up

This week Leya challenges photographers to explore the world around us by moving a bit closer to a subject. Below are a series of close-up images of a pineapple created with a Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f2/8G.

Every thing in the cosmos is the object of our perception, and, as such, it does not exist only outside of us but also within us. If we look deeply at the bud on the tree, we will see its nature. It may be very small, but it is also like the earth, because the leaf in the bud will become part of the earth. ~Thich Nhat Hanh (cited: Hul Ling Lim: Environmental Revolution in Contemporary Buddhism: The Interbeing of Individual and Collective Consciousness in Ecology, Feburuay 18, 2019)

We have been talking about the environment as something different from us, but we are the environment…we are the Earth. ~Thich Nhat Hanh (cited: Hul Ling Lim: Environmental Revolution in Contemporary Buddhism: The Interbeing of Individual and Collective Consciousness in Ecology, Feburuay 18, 2019)

Mindfulness means awareness and looking deeply…it is possible to live deeply in mindfulness that could penetrate in all aspects of one’s life.~Thich Nhat Hanh (cited: Hul Ling Lim: Environmental Revolution in Contemporary Buddhism: The Interbeing of Individual and Collective Consciousness in Ecology, Feburuay 18, 2019)

This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body…~Thich Nhat Hanh (cited: Hul Ling Lim: Environmental Revolution in Contemporary Buddhism: The Interbeing of Individual and Collective Consciousness in Ecology, Feburuay 18, 2019)

14 thoughts on “lens-artist challenge: close- up

    1. Thank you Michael. I took some time revisiting these images after reading your feedback and noted that a shallow depth of field retains color and form as it lessens texture. Could depth of field be an interesting tool in regards to point of interest?

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