I rekindled my interest in photography when I purchased my first iPhone. I was pleased with the quality of the photos I could capture and something about the iPhone camera really encouraged me to compose macro photographs. As my interest in macro photography grew, some internet research led me to the iPhone lens set available at Photojojo.com, which includes a fantastic macro lens. A gift from my wife for my birthday last February, these lenses really opened up a new avenue for photographic creativity and allowed me to see the incredible beauty of our natural world in a way I'd never experienced previously.
Since purchasing my first Nikon DSLR last June, I haven't used my iPhone camera and lenses as much as I used to. I think there's been a part of me that's felt a little as if I'd "graduated" from using the iPhone camera now that I had a DSLR. The reality is that's just a silly notion. Each serve their purpose and I've captured some great photographs with my iPhone. More to the point, the iPhone can be a lot of fun to use in ways different to my DSLR.
While on vacation for most of this week, I've been spending each morning at Berlin Pond, one of my favorite local places for photographing. As I walked along the road on the south end of the pond this morning, the frost on the twigs and branches of the small shrubs and trees along the edge of the pond caught the early morning light. They glistened on this very cold morning and drew me in. As I came closer to them, I felt inspired to pull out my iPhone macro lens and see what I might capture. It took a while to get used to photographing with it again--the wind and the cold didn't help--but I'm glad I did. I love what I see through this lens--the intricate beauty of the tiniest details that nature offers. I often see more than I'm able to capture, but that's part of the photographing experience for me. What I do capture, I'm happy to share.
So, after a several-month-long hiatus, I've reacquainted myself with my iPhone macro lens and am happy to share this image "Morning Frost" from this morning's outing.