One of Photography's Greatest Gifts
Actually the above photo wasn't made with a Macro lens, but it is a close up photo. I made it with the lovely Canon 50mm f1.2 L series lens. My point is that, by moving in close, its possible to isolate the subject from its surroundings and, with careful composition, emphasize its inherent design.
The problem is when you decide you want to keep us much of the scene in focus as possible. An aperture of f16 was required with the focal length (50mm) at the camera to subject distance (around 2 1/2 feet) in question.
The window itself is part of the beautiful Daylesford Convent in the town of Daylesford about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Melbourne. Its well worth a visit if you're in the area. In Autumn (Fall), particularly around sunrise, the local lake is extremely picturesque and the numerous smaller towns in the area other a variety of photo opportunities that make for a great day or weekend out and about.
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Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru