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.