My final post of this year’s 52 Portrait project is here. A day late, but that’s okay. I’m sure you’d understand one’s need to sleep after staying up longer, having too much fun with friends and family, who gathered together in the last hours of 2014. Allow me to share some of the things I feel grateful for in the year 2014 (don’t worry, I have a lot of things I am grateful for, but I am only sharing the […]
“If he thought at all, but I don’t believe he ever thought, it was that he and his shadow, when brought near each other, would join like drops of water, and when they did not he was appalled. He tried to stick it on with soap from the bathroom, but that also failed.” Peter Pan by James M Barrie I could not help but thinking of Peter Pan and his shadow while watching Ms. 6 (and her shadow) twirling around, […]
I was reading up for some ideas for my post today. I was reading a wide variety of photography techniques you can do in creating portraits. So many interesting ideas out there,which I’m sure I will visit again in the future, but in this wet Sunday, taking portraits using low light caught my intention. I decided to use a single candle light to be the sole light source of my portrait today. It was dusk, we were in the room with the […]
The sight that greeted us as we arrived at the Fire Garden, as part of Canberra Enlighten 2014 event last week, was simply amazing. Flickers of many tiny fires in the dark of the night would draw you in, made you want to get closer to their warmth and you couldn’t help but to come as close as it was permitted. And stare. The light and shadow dance was just mesmerizing beautiful to watch.
I’m not going to post a photo that I took today for today’s post. This one I took two weeks ago in Sydney and I’ve been ‘working on it’ for a couple of hours for my (long overdue) homework that it feels like I took this one just today, and it deserved to be shared today considering the time we spent together. My homework this time was all about colours. Understanding the colours, how they work and how they affect […]
The Canberra International Music Festival brought us to Kingston Foreshore today. It was a nice community event; great music, nice kiosks, lovely mulled wine and great companies. I was wearing my loyal converse with thin socks that gave me no warmth whatsoever. So once I could no longer feel my toes I decided it was time to head home. We passed these baldies on our way back to the car park. I could never resist bald trees, so I managed […]
There was one empty pool that was not used at my kids’ swimming school this afternoon. It attracted me so, as I was waiting for the swimming lessons to finish. The water was smooth and reflected everything from the surrounding surface areas. There were lines, symmetry, lights and did I mention the reflection in the water? I had fun playing with this image on my iPhone. I love the drama that the lighting brings. This was a fun shot.
This was the view that greeted me as I opened the door leading to the deck at the back of the house. Eerie looking view thanks to the fog. Usually we could only see white everywhere, but this time it seemed that the sun wouldn’t be beaten without a fight as I could see it shone through the mist. It was 1 degree Celsius.
I have done project 365 for over 100 days, and one thing I know for sure I love in photography is photographing children. Strangely, I only posted a very few children photos to date. Not that I did not take a lot of them, I consciously wanted to try to shoot other things, and posted them instead of the children photos. I feel there is a danger of specialising too much too soon if I only limit myself of photographing little children. […]
The griddle was at work, yummy Japanese marinated chicken was on it and the smoke was everywhere. Literally everywhere. There was a lot of it too it made it impossible for my old exhaust to suck it all. And the I saw this. The sun was setting and it shone through my blind made the smoke more visible. I wonder how to capture smoke in a photo, or more importantly how to capture this play of light and vapor with […]
For someone who hates to be photographed Mr 8 certainly knows how to pose. Just a second after he pulled this fierce look, he went back to his usual goof. I had to bribe him so I could get him to sit for me while I took the shot. Yes, the whole 5 minutes, which he complained felt more like an hour. This is actually the kind of photography that I like. Portraits of people, including kids. I love capturing […]
Sometimes you see or pass the same things everyday you don’t even look twice or regard them totally unattractive, even boring, to be used as your object for photo of the day project. But it got me thinking. Sometimes I saw some really nice photographs which has ordinary things as their objects. What I meant was, sometimes the objects in these spectacular photographs are the things that you and I see or even use every day. It’s just out of […]