I have been laid up this summer.  Not able to use my right arm for several weeks, I started by using my smallest camera (one that could be used with one hand) and then when I was able to use both arms and hands, I moved up to my next smallest camera but this one coupled with a device that allows a photographer to shoot objects just a few inches away.  

Not up to moving around a lot, I photographed in my backyard.

A painter for most of 6 decades, this concentration on the small and the close is new.  Today I thought I would show a few of the better closeups.  

My favorite painting teacher, Nick Marsicano, when he was in his last decades, stopped painting large canvases of nudes and moved to smaller paintings of flowers.  The desire to make images remained - he just had to change his field of battle.  Well so have I.  

Macro device (my birthday present from my wife).

The pictures (or as Neil Slavin would say, the pitchas.)

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Comment by Terry McKenna on August 8, 2017 at 4:43pm

Thanks for stopping by!

Comment by marilyn sands on August 8, 2017 at 8:56pm

"Ready for my close-up" - great pics.

Comment by Rosigami on August 9, 2017 at 7:56am

I love close-up flower pictures, and yours are terrific! My favorite is the third from the bottom. What a lovely profile shot- so elegant! 

Comment by koshersalaami on August 9, 2017 at 8:07am

These are really good

Comment by Terry McKenna on August 9, 2017 at 8:27am

Thanks all.  It take practice because the focus zone is so small  - maybe 1"  - cannot auto focus.  And even manually, you need to find where focus is possible. I consider this part of learning my craft.

Comment by Anna Herrington on August 9, 2017 at 9:16am

Photo close ups in the garden has been one of my favorite meditative and calming exercises....

nice to see you're getting out, even if your movements have been somewhat curtailed. Nice shots : )

Hope you get better soon ~

Comment by J.P. Hart on August 9, 2017 at 10:37am

Well supper's on the stove Terry and may God bless you . . . !

I haven't been this optimistic since that arduous tour with Marietta & the May Queens.

Packing the car for Winslow.

Plans fell thru.  Twas also going to compliment your graffiti show but my best animator is OTR toward Orlando and I'm a tad too arthritic to upload my BOXF's  Wow Now Detroit Murals . . . 

Comment by Veronica Corso on August 9, 2017 at 10:52am

I like No. 2 -- mystery and promise. 

Comment by Terry McKenna on August 9, 2017 at 10:57am

Thanks folks.


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