Getting up close

Most of the photography I do is outdoor landscapes and nature pictures but my eye gravitates towards sweeping vistas rather than the tiny details around me. So when a friend wanted to go hiking in the canyons I grabbed the camera and the magic 40mm prime lens and took the opportunity to get some more practice getting up close and personal.

Usually my close-ups and macros shots are more just opportune moments I can grab here and there; but when you just stop in your tracks and look at your immediate surroundings you’ll find a lot of interesting shots that help you immerse yourself in your surroundings. When you stop to enjoy the details you’re no longer on a hike through the mountains to a destination, you before a part of the surroundings and a denizen of the mountains.

Exposure 1/1250 sec
Aperture 2.0
Focal Length 20mm

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