Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
What is in the photo: A lovely path
Why I like this photo: I like this photo because it doesn't look at all like it belongs where it actually is. This is a little tract of park behind work, that is surround by high capacity housing and industry. I think this manages to actually look like park land, and that's quite exciting.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
What is in this photo: Solar light from my garden
Why I like this photo: I put my camera on a slow exposure and let it take this photo. The light cycles through red green and blue (maybe not in that order), so I was iterested to see what colour would dominate. Also I like the way that, although the camera was steady, the change in colours was enough of a change in the light to but a blur across the subject.
What is in this photo: A brave nightshade pushing through the concrete.
Why I like this photo: When I saw this little plant pushing up through the concrete I was reminded of the scene from Planet of the Apes where the astronauts finally find some life on the fringe of the Forbidden Zone. They say something like "Life! Where there's life there's always water!", which then reminded me of another quote, something llike "Life manages" or "Life finds a way". But I can't remember what it's from, so I can't clarify it for myself.
What is in this photo: A Paw Paw
Why I like this photo: I like this photo because it speaks to the reason that I shoot in widescreen mainly. It gives even the most plain subjects a lift. Maybe it's just because I'm used to seeing films and television in widescreen. I'm not sure.
What is in this photo: The sun going down on a summer's eve
What I like about this photo: I just really like the big flare. It's something that I want to learn more about. I like them (not as much as J.J. Abrahams does; clearly) and should try to understand them better. And again, it's the desaturated pallette that I really like: a colour photo that feels like it's a black & white.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
What is in this photo: A Lego Butcher
Why I like this photo: This little fellow is from the latest set of blind packed Lego minifigures. I think he looks like Hilary Bris from The League of Gentleman; which makes him hillariously funnny, and quite creepy too.
What is in this photo: Collected edition of a Ratchet & Clank comic series
Why I like this photo: Okay, so there is absolutely nothing artistic about this. I was just super excited to find this even existed. Really nice read so far, all the dialogue sounds like the characters that they are supposed too.
What is in this photo: A burger from Carl's Jr.
Why I like this photo: This is, artisically, more about the tools than the content. My camera has a special setting called "Gourmet", that is supposed to take natural and beautiful pictures of food. I was intrigued by the irony of using to take a photo of the exact opposite type of food than the setting was designed for.
What is in this photo: Some grafitti on the road
Why I like this photo: It's just a little odd. I don't know who wrote "SOURS" across the road, it just appeared there one day. And it stayed. It might even still be there.
And why "SOURS", of all the things to write? I enjoy the mystery much to much to find out anything more about it.
Friday, January 20, 2012
What is in this photo: A bird on the telephone wire
Why I like this photo: I just really like the lines across, dividing at different angles. I like the positioning on the bird. I just like the way that the different angles of the crosslines sort of make the photo a little bendy, that it sort of changes the perspective and it stops looking completely rectangular.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
What is in this photo: Daisy in the grass
Why I like this photo: I really like the way that the daisy is fuzzy and yet the grass in focus. It's the wrong way round than it should be, and it makes eye feel a little odd. I like that a simple picture can cause such a physical reaction.
What is in this photo: My current favourite blanket
Why I like this photo: The story behind the purchase of this blanket is a little involved, so I'm not going to tell it now. The story behind this photo is simply that I haven't had a chance to take a photo yet today, I've just got in and it's bed time.
Monday, January 16, 2012
What is in this photo: Hiro Nakumura!
Why I like this photo: I moved Hiro the other day, just because I needed to put something else in the space where he was. So I just put him on one of DVD shelves so he was out of the way. I only noticed today that he's actually in front of "Heroes" box set! Either he teleported it there, or I'm subconciously as geeky as I'm conciously.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
What is in this photo: A section of a mural
Why I like this photo: I thought that there was purely reflective parts to this mosiac; but it turned out that they where actual glass that went all the way through the wall. It wasn't until I saw the refractive flare reviewing this photo in camera that I saw it. I like it purely for the surprise it gave me.
What is in this photo: My plasma globe
Why I like this photo: Plasma globes are fasciniating. The constant movement, the way that we can control something that seems so random and give direction simply by touching it. I like this photo as it captures some of the mystery and motion of the plasma globe in a still image.
Friday, January 13, 2012
What is in this photo: A very hungry caterpillar
Why I like this photo: This is about learning to use the macro function more effectively, and not ending up with just bunches of fuzzy pictures and two or three that worked out. Also, my small second cousin was very excited to show me the caterpillars, and when I asked her questions about them she got all of them right, which was very cute.
What is in this photo: Melted cola bottle lollies
Why I like this photo: This was my great folly of today (and a sort of a repeat of a folly from last year); I left some loolies on the backseat of the car and they melted. Curiousity lead to putting it in the fridge to set in order to see what it tasted like (incidentally, delicious). I like the way that light plays through the different colours here, but mainly I like the way that through pure luck it actually kinda looks like a glass of cola that's been knocked over.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
What is in this photo: Lego Lighthouse Island
Why I like this photo: Have been planning this photo all day,using a bunch of elements from around my house to try and make something that doesn't look like part of my house. I like how it worked out in the end.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
What is in this photo: Slow exposure yahtzee
Why I like this photo: I like slow exposure for the sort of ghost effect, but I like that here it sort of captures the frenentic energy that Yahtzee can stir up. It's a quick game that's constantly on the move.