The macro world with a camera must be similar to exploring life beneath a microscope. It’s an extraordinary world to observe, and from the time I’m focusing my lens until I leave, I feel a part of something special. I get to experience a part of life often revealed only in books or documentaries.
Photography has many highs. There’s the high of being in the field, out there camera hunting ready to capture an unexpected moment in time for eternity. Then there’s the rush of focusing just so and clicking away. Following the character from one scene to the next is mesmerizing.
Then there’s the ride home with the camera full of potential glory. It’s a rush every single time. When I get home, I greet my kitty and dog, and head straight for my computer where I begin the next rush: downloading the images.
And finally, there’s the sweet of all sweets when I get to see hundreds of moments in time captured by the marvel of a camera, and when the timing is perfect along with the lighting and focus and angle, I get the best rush of all – a photograph to cherish and share. I wouldn’t sell my passion for a million dollars — or for any amount of money.
For a ‘starving artist’, I’m happy getting to do what I do. This kind of passion is priceless.