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In Photography, Even the Smallest Thing Can Be a Leitmotif

This quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson has always puzzled me. But I think I got it figured out:

Even the smallest little detail can be beautiful, a theme (leitmotif) into itself.

In other words:

The smallest most tiny, most mundane, most ordinary details can be insanely beautiful in photography!

In praise of shooting macro photos, and just looking for small details:

Look close.

RICOH GR III joy in macro

I am amazed; the Ricoh GR III in macro mode is insanely good at catching all these tiny details. Even these phenomenal details in a piece of cooked bacon!

The upside of monochrome:

You can better see the details; you get less distracted by the colors.


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