day 108: gaze
This picture had to come eventually. It’s a macro of one of my eyes and as you can see they’re mostly green with some sprinkles of brown towards the centre. It was difficult to shoot since I had to bring the camera really close and I couldn’t quite control the composition. I’m happy with the result though, since I didn’t think it would work at all.
I’ve been trying to take this picture several times over the years with different cameras, but only now with my EOS 450D and a macro converter it looks like what I intended. I feel now that doing this one picture a day project is really helping me grow. I’m learning a lot about everything, from composition, post-processing to getting the picture you imagine rather just plain ‘what you see’. And sometimes even the latter is difficult, because cameras work very differently to eyes. Yes, sometimes it’s a struggle and I just want to stay in the warmth, watch some series and late at night I finally come up with something to shoot, but on other days it’s really nice to go out and hunt for pictures. It very much depends on how I feel and what else is part of my worries for that day. However, I’m convinced now that I won’t give up. I might even stick to this when this year of taking pictures is over, since this whole experience is rather rewarding.