…a drop of water on the leaf of a weed in a garden of roses. He’s the Master Of Details, isn’t He? :-)
Of the more than 160,000 photographs I’ve taken in the last two and a half years, this is the one that garners the most positive comments and the most admiration. I’ve always loved it but hadn’t know the depth of others’ enjoyment in it until I started showing it in prints and online. Here, it’s the shot I’ve taken with the most comments and the most ‘favouritings’.
The very glory of what He does on such an incredibly small scale shows in this simple macro snapshot of a weed.
If I had to choose a single photograph I’d call a “masterpiece”, this one or “magnolia” would tie for that title. All profit from the sale of this image is pledged to be donated to the church or pastor of the buyer’s choice. If no choice is specified, I will chose one and note it in my Red Bubble journal. (Please see comments to understand what happened, the complete details of what is planned to happen, and why it will happen, if you’d like to know.)
AS FEATURED IN: Nature’s Paintbrush, Flowers in Macro, Macro Water Photography, Miniatures and Mammoths; Extreme Close-Ups, and the Globes, Spheres and Curves Group! “Yeah!” :-D
I use the letters “IPA” after my name for all my artistic work. It’s even on my business cards. The International Photographers Alliance is far more than a Red Bubble group for me. It’s a statement that I share a truly worldwide bond with other artists. I have been accepted for membership by people I can barely conceive as peers; they are so talented, so experienced, I pale by comparison. To be given a Featured nod by IPA is just about as high an honour as I could aspire to achieve. To say ‘I am humbled’ is to say ‘Australia is an island’.
Today, the 20th of July 2011, sno-globe was given a featured position in the IPA. Today, I am immensely proud to see His work recognized. (I was just hanging around with a cheapo camera to document it). Thank you sincerely, IPA moderators and members for your priceless inspiration.