/ Posted 18th February 2007
Although I am not that good in stills & video photography, if one day I decide to stop sketching, painting, playing the guitar or piano, close-up photography would be the next thing I would want to do. My intention then, having started to write my e-blog, is to share with you the few things I have done so far, having spent some time doing just this one thing that keeps me happy, this macro-world of beauty, surprise and mystery. May I then invite you now to view a close-up video I did on Philippines ants .
“A ten-minute video excerpt from a one-hour documentation of a drama of sacrifice exemplified by two ants making their frail bodies as bridges for the rest of the other ants going about their chores for the day. Handheld, I couldn’t keep up video-graphing with the patience and determination of these two ants who after performing their roles were brought up by a sympathizer ant via the tiny twig, perhaps to rest, to again perform the same task for the next days to come. I caught this particular scene at the start of this video after the first ant performed the sacrificial task for 30 minutes . . a touching experience, I must admit which reminded me a bit of what Christ did for men.
Together with the 1/16″ of an inch red fly (?) and extremely tiny buds and shoots in the wild, a morning video-shoot after the 5 AM tennis, made my day. A tiny skipper, stealth bomber & “Bob Dylan’s “Modern Times“, how can we go wrong?