Last Friday, after taking micro pictures for video 11, I was struck by lightning insights that have caused me to adjust my micro-macro project. At first, I thought I would stop the micro play all together, however, after consideration I believe I just need to adjust the focus on my lens. The food artistry of one of our local chefs taught me that it’s all about balancing perception and perspective, between the micro and macro.
During our afternoon visit at one of our favourite places in Comox, the Filberg Summer Kitchen run by Marc-Andre Dubois of Dubois Food Co., much to the annoyance of Andrew, I proceeded to take micro pictures with my portable hybrid micro camera. Through experimentation I’ve found some new efficient strategies resulting in slight improvements in obtaining more detailed close-up pictures, however, trying to focus and remain steady, while getting the right angle even using a camera stand is difficult and frustrating. Andrew repeatedly was giving me a stern look saying, “Mom, come on, put your toys away!” (Hmm are the parent-child tables reversing as I age!)