It’s been a little over a week and the dailies are progressing nicely. It has re-energized my creative spirit in all sorts of new directions. I even pulled out the 8×10 this week for some macro work, not the easiest chore, but those giant negatives are worth the trouble.
This particular shot is a detail of an aloe plant in my wife’s office. I love finding the beauty in details. I tried to capture the texture and form as simply as possible. I wanted to let the curves and natural patterns of the plant create the photograph. This is a rather extreme macro photograph and is right at the limits of my little Polariod Tominon 105mm. It is just about 3 times life size on the negative. It makes a fine 8×10 print, sharp at the thorns fading to a nice soft bokeh to the left.
Details: Polaroid Tominon 105mm, f45, 3m, Delta 100 4×5.