From time to time I am blown away by the strength of mother nature. With the blink of an eye she can erase a village in Indonesians, or reveal a hidden underground treasure of a stalactite cave. A lot of grand things can happen with the help of nature, but what we often miss, are smaller, out of sight things, that we cannot see with the naked eye. Photographer Ivelina Blagoeva helps us see the beauty of some of these small things that exist in nature, by taking amazing macro photography images of water drops.
Ivelina is a self taught photographer. She didn’t get to learn photography in the traditional way, at school. She gathered her knowledge by reading related books and investigating online about the style she wanted to achieve. The internet was a major source for her, and she watched the works of others for inspiration.
Most of her images are taken in the controlled environment of her home. She uses a macro lens from Nikon, the micro nikkor 105mm f 2.8. The scenes are illuminated using a conventional lamp, and for the backdrop of the images she might use fabric, paper, glass and other transparent or translucent materials.
Ivelina loves to reveal hidden worlds –
“elements around us that go unnoticed to the naked eye”
All images are the property of Ivelina Blagoeva.