A Microcosm of Color

A Microcosm of Color


Teen Ink – Photography
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July 2014
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I used a professional camera provided by the school to take this piece. Found on a nearby flower, these ants, perhaps unknown to them, embody nature’s gift of beauty and strength. This shot, zoomed quite closely, demonstrates the amount of detail, color, and life in so tiny a space: the ants, dynamic and saturated with dark brown; the flower’s petal gleaming with rich blue. Complementary colors flood the scene as harmonizing colors make the finale balancing act. The focus is also very fine point, and this shows the delicacy of camera technology on the photographer’s side. The flower and background are largely out of focus, and even only parts of the ant are in view. This is the camera’s focus in action, so incredibly exact and detailed. In this tiny space, it can create even a tinier field of view, which simply amazes me.



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