Green Light Macro

Green Fan

                      Green Light Macro  © 2011 Bo Mackison

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photography is art using light as its medium. Without light, there would be no photographs. I was quite awe-struck by the beauty of the light in the many greens – highlighted in the low angled sunlight. So many shades in one green leaf, interspersed lights and shadows.

One should sit quietly and look at a garden. What you see depends on what you bring to it.  ~ Sobin Yameda

Composition can be rooted in contrasts: light and dark, bright and shadowy, straight and curved, diagonal and circular, near and far.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.  ~ Rachel Carsen

Focusing on the beauty I find in the gardens has become a life-enhancing gift.  How can one’s spirits not soar, one’s mood not lift, surrounded by the many colors, textures, the sensory experiences that make one feel fully alive.

Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. I love what you’ve done with the light and the hostas, Bo. Beautiful captures. 🙂

  2. The play of the light is fascinating.

  3. Joanne Keevers says:

    The light, shadows and colour are stunning, Bo. And, as you say, how can one’s spirits not soar, when in the garden? 🙂

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