The sparkly results of the latest Macro Mondays group challenge

Last week, we shared the theme for Macro Monday’s latest group challenge –– glass. From this challenge, participants shared stunning explorations of crystal, jewels, and glass, using light, color, and different angles and edges to create captivating photographs.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend. About truth and fallacy.
You are the sky. Everything else - it's just the weather. Pema Chodron

To explore a larger selection of photos that were submitted for this theme, visit this gallery.


The Macro Mondays group produces weekly macro photography challenges. The theme for this week is “Sound.” To participate, the group asks that you take “a photograph of something designed and built by humans for the specific purpose of making sound (buzzers, bells, instruments, sirens, whistles,…), recording/processing/preserving sound (microphones, mixing boards, records, cds, cassettes, …) or replaying sound (speakers, earphones, radios,…).” Read more details about the theme and the group’s rules and then add your relevant photo to the Macro Mondays group photo pool this Monday, August 31st.