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Showing posts from September 16, 2012

Light, Shadows and Geometry

(Leica D-Lux 5) The scene appealed to me in a subconscious way when it came into my view. I stopped but waited for something to appear to make the shot complete.  What in the scene appealed to me was made clearer when the lady with the push-car entered into the viewfinder. It was the combination of the light, shadows and especially the repetitive triangular patterns that lasted my attention for a longer span.And the longer I looked at the scene, the more it presented itself as a landscape image:Although these sprang to mine and were correlated as if automatically on the spot, it could possibly be related to my penchant for observing, comparing and differentiating environmental elements. Doing such practice could stand a photographer in good stead too for taking a shot is as much a matter of catching the right moment as using the photographer’s consciously accumulated experience in doing the shot in most cases where the scene is too fleeting for alerting a photographer without a pract…

Minimalism and Relativity

(Ricoh GX200)Yesterday I tweeted a post on using the idea of minimalism in photography. The post includes some sample shots which are all very nice and is full of pointers in working on such photos. But some shots (like this one and this one) seem not to work out well which, I think, may be better if the “design elements” add in one more factor – relativity.While isolating the subject and giving a copious dose of space in the image are important, a lack of relativity can result in a bland and oblique visual effect. As we all know, senses of relativity and scale are essential for putting the main subject in place and sometimes for accentuating the theme. So, attention should also be paid to preserving relativity to the main subject in reproducing minimalism in photography as today’s shot may hopefully illustrate (imagine the blandness of just the boat and a vast expanse of water).

Working Folks in the Morning

(Ricoh GX200)



(Leica D-Lux 5)The guy is showing the right way of using a mobile phone – stay still, which I should have done likewise.  Weeks ago knocking off from work, I was on the phone while on the move. I was very watchful about this coz there had been accidents of such people losing their life to moving vehicles. But I was too certain. No sooner had I finished it and slid it in my pocket then I landed my foot on the wrong step down a flight of stairs. My foot was later diagnosed to have a ligament completely torn apart and the other two damaged.  The talar dome, a cartilage between the foot and the lower leg, was bruised.  Which if broken can be a real headache.  The specialist said that it was the worst grade three high sprain causing an unstable ankle and hinted that I was very close to being lame for life. The complete recovery could take six months.The thought of limping around on crutches without a camera around anymore was terrifying. I almost lost my hobby to a silly sprain and the pho…

Contemplation 2

(Leica D-Lux 5)

Does this work?

(Ricoh GX200)Seems that the road sign replies in the negative.I am going to be at the mercy of the specialist who will suggest if I need to do MRI and further intervention for my hurt foot. Again, mind your step, folks. Spraining one’s ankle can be a very frustrating experience and costly too.Have a nice day!


(Leica D-Lux 5)Isn’t it sort of sarcasm that I have been spending my waking hours trying not to move around? The person in the photo is not me but I am required to place my foot similarly above the heart level to alleviate the swelling.  The time is my own but I couldn’t enjoy the scenery and sunlight as causally as this man unless the chair became a wheelchair.This is Sunday. Enjoy and move around as much as your legs can carry you, with your camera of course.