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Nature and Landscape Photography by Martin Borg

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CHAPTER 5THE DETAILS OF NATURE

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If capturing the grand landscape is too daunting, turn instead to the trivial. The attentive eye is sure to find countless details and small surprises in the natural world. Go and stumble upon them.

38 The More the Merrier

How exciting is an image of a single pinecone? Not terribly. Detail photographs have the potential to impress, but you need to ensure that they don’t come off as documentary. One way around this is to focus on a whole heap of details instead of just one. I found the pinecones in this photo in a small sand pit at the foot of a pine tree and I wanted to create an image that conveyed their multiplicity. ...

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