Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold



I am a rookie South African photographer exploring the world of digital photography. I love landscapes, urban and macro photography. I'm always trying to learn more and try new techniques.
  • Sony A100
  • Canon 650D
  • Sony 18-70mm Standard kit lens
  • Sony 75-300mm Zoom lens
  • Canon 18-55mm Standard kit lens
  • Canon 50mm F1.8 lens

Beauty in death

Published December 11th, 2012

I recently bought a macro lens for my new camera (Canon EFS 60mm Macro). I have been wanting a macro lens for so long! So I was walking around the garden looking for things to shoot. After shooting a range of the usual flowers and insects I realised how many dead flowers were on my rose bushes. Upon closer inspection through the macro lens they looked very strange and interesting. I snapped a few photos and was quite pleased with the results (below).

When it comes to photography we are so often focused on beauty that we miss some really unique and interesting opportunities. What do you think of my Garden of death series? Which one do you prefer and why? If nothing else its good to try something different every now and then whether it is successful or not.

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Published March 13th, 2012

Photos taken after a massive thunderstorm in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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