The Little Things

Since moving to Montana I have made some changes to the types of things I intend to photograph. Landscape photography is a must out here but it does require some planning with regards to access, timing, and gear. I have been studying trail maps, ownership maps, and making road trips points of interest. My start is trips with an hour or so in order to not spend time on the roads after dark as I continue to learn my way around. Open ranges and mountains mean large animals can sometimes show up in front of you and that is not something I am prepared to handle. If I encounter a large animal it will be at the end of a very long lens.

I have been out and about a few days and today was to be another. I woke up late and the lighting outside was really just flat and blah. The plan had been to get up early, head out, grab a fancy coffee and check out this new place. It was to be a combination exercise and photographic morning and neither panned out. The bad lighting and late start put it off for another day so I decided that some indoor photo experimenting was what I would do instead.

Macro photography has always interested me, and it is the one that can be done anywhere and anytime which means that you can have your coffee and pajamas in tow while you shoot photos. I didn't take much time to prepare as is evidenced in these watch photos. When you shoot an object up close and personal, all of the little things dust. No matter as the thrill is in the details overlooked at a casual glance.

This differences between this Casio G-Shock and the Seiko 5 are obvious without the need for photos, but close up shots really contrast the unique elegance and function between the two watches. The Casio is bulky, colorful, and has numerous functions available. It screams to be looked at and marveled.

The Seiko on the the other hand (no pun intended) has a quiet and subdued elegance. Simple in form and function, classy, and understated. The monotone color scheme does not scream rather whispers bats and eye that forces you to notice. For a couple of hours I took photos of them both at many different angles and with different lighting. Upon examination of the results, even I as the owner saw things I had never noticed before. I also learned a valuable lesson for the process of macro photography in this setting.

The larger benefit of finding something to do photographic means I spent less time wasting my brain in front of the television which for me is a good thing these days.

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