This weeks IPS contest was close up and macro photographs - a huge favourite of mine! I have many many close up/macro shots but I really want to use these contests to push myself and my own boundaries. I kept a watch on the entries during week and saw that the majority were flowers. Beautiful flowers which I love, but I wanted to try something different. To see what other subjects benefited from being explored close up and in detail. Here are the entries I settled on. The first two are new compositions. The third was taken last year at home - a reminder of the beautiful roses which bloom in another land.
I love all of these shots, but maybe my favourite is the middle shot with the text. For some reason that shot really resonates with me and I will explore the use of text, perspective and colour again.
I was lucky enough to be placed in the top 30. Can you guess which shot? Take a look here and see!