Yearning for Spring

Macro Lens Baby

Abstract in Green

I’m experimenting with the Lensbaby Composer, a sweet little lens on a ball and socket that allows me to swivel the lens and focus on a focal point – or not! I find that using what some photographers refer to as a “play lens” frees me from the rules and lets me take photographs that I usually see only in my imagination.

I love the abstract feel of this plant leaf taken with the macro-adapter. A bit dreamy, out of focus, a bit like thinking about the nearness of spring while mired in the last days of January.

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 simply HAVE to get a Lensbaby. I keep talking about it, but I think it’s time to do it! Love the effect you achieved in this one.

  2. This is really beautiful, Bo. I’m yearning for spring as well. I’ve had enough of this bitter cold.

  3. Well as to Spring the Ground Hog has his say on Tuesday.

    The abstract feel of your lensbaby is pretty cool.

  4. I like the image and color, Bo. For some reason it immediately made me think of pictographs, perhaps Egyptian.

  5. Such beautiful greens. Have been wanting to play with a lensbaby myself. What unusual and wonderful ‘spring’ effects!!!

  6. Very springtime! Like this one. 🙂

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