Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Show me your soul

Posted October 11, 2010 11:46 a.m. EDT
Updated October 11, 2010 11:55 a.m. EDT

Thank you for all of your wonderful close-up images in the Show Me Your Soul contest. It was truly a pleasure for me to put your macro images to music. I used a traditional track from my new Simple Beauty album. The Irish ballad Maid of Coolmore accompanies your wide range of evocative images.

Now the tough part. I had to pick a winner of the best macro shot. There were so many great ones. Each one of you made an intimate, artistic and unique expression. I am honored to review your individual works of art.

The winner made an interesting comment to me with her submissions. She called macro photography a stress reliever and "with two jobs, two kids and a husband, I need it."  You can see Rosemary Blizzard's colorful water drop images at the beginning and end of the slideshow. Rosemary is a professional photographer from Kinston. I would love to learn her technique. Maybe we can persuade her to share some of her secrets for a future blog.

If you would like to learn more about Rosemary and her work you can go to her web site at

I will be sending Rosemary a copy of my new album this week.