It takes time to appreciate and see what surrounds us … Moments before starting my work, I took some moments that I had to spare to slowly walk through the garden. This small flower at the foot of a large tree, has become huge for its great beauty! Those are the kind of images that a macro lens can give us, and that is why I’m always carrying my set with me.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 06
Award Score: 52 (Value 09, Clarity 08, Composition 15, Style 10, Skill 10)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Close-Up Photography
Photograph Location: Calafate, Belo Horizonte | Brazil
Photographer: Patricia Saraiva (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil) Registered
Patricia Saraiva born in the city of Apucarana, in Parana, Brazil, in 1969, daughter of Alda and Osmundo Saraiva. Lived with her parents and her two sisters, Angelica and Luciana, until the age of 16. Then, she moved to Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, to do the first and the second years in high school, and then entered the medicine college. There, she lived with maternal grandparents. She graduated from the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Minas Gerais in 1993, specializing in next 5 years in Plastic Surgery. With the birth of her two children, Victoria and Andre, she started to take pictures of them and these were her first contacts with a camera.. She took photos that recordered growth, the rides, the games, the birthdays… The extent to which photographed, came to have their photos noticed and praised, as good quality and frame. Nowadays, whenever leaving home, and even within her medical bag, takes her camera and in the absence of that, she uses the phone’s camera, to record what calls her attention during the day, and during trips. Her first photographic exhibition, “Barcelona Balconies” occurred in 2011 in the city of Sao Paulo-SP-Brasil. In 2012, the same exhibition went to Belo Horizonte-MG, which ran for two months. She took records of the works of Antonio Francisco Lisboa, icon of Baroque art in Brazil, in the book: “The Aleijadinho-Catálogo Geral da obra” by Marcio Jardim(2012). Her greatest desire is to devote more time to photography and to improve her talent, which is her hobby and passion, through social networks and internet, where the photos are appreciated and known without borders.