“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.” – George Bernard Shaw
I am out of thoughts ….I feel a bit empty. I twisted my mind in every way to come up with something to write to accompany these images ….but nothing!…void!…blank canvas in my head.
Enjoy the photos…(At least I hope you do…!)
This is the end of Quantum. Just six images. They were inspired by the powerful beauty of the small, the beauty that usually escapes our sight or we just don’t pay enough attention to it, but yet it is so powerful that can change the way we look at the world around us, can change the way we look at life itself.
Your comments are welcomed and your critique is more than I could hope for. It is very constructive to read what you have to say.
Thank you all for your comments and for following my blog. Hopefully I will be able to at least tingle your imagination for you to keep on following it.
I wanted to write something smart to go with these images, maybe something optimistic but just couldn’t think very clear….maybe it is because of the diet I am on at the moment trying desperately to loose some of the annoying excess weight that thought it was very funny to deposit its self around my waist . Unfortunately I also don’t know the names of these flowers.
I can just hope the photos are pleasing to the eye and soul and you will enjoy them.
While still planning my next shoot for the small project I started trough my previous blog,”Nature’s Patterns”, I had to keep me busy, and decided to go back to some previous ideas I have played with. Further inspired by some documentary I had fallen asleep watching few nights back, I had to give me some good hours of photography to come up with something to be able to put this idea on images.
Being a big fan of evolution rather than creationism, trough the photos bellow I have tried to capture evolution in a simple, basic yet very expressive, colorful and more artistic way.
As the outside weather managed to keep me again inside and like that wasn’t enough, my TV set decided that was time to finally rest and refused to give any signs of life, I again got “creative” in my little makeshift studio (one dinner table, one tripod, one flash and some white sheets of paper) and with a minimum of a glass with water and some ink I started shooting. I gave myself some work to do with creating the splashes and cleaning all the water spilled all over the place but at the end these images were the outcome. I know these are not the best photos out there and I don’t know how well they project the lightly melancholic state I experienced at that moment in their artificial setting but I believe that my modest Sony A550 and an old but always dependable Minolta 50mm 1:1.7 lens did a pretty decent job. Decent enough to share it.
I will appreciate your effort to comment and critique.
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ or ‘how very perceptive’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.”
-”The Sandman”, Neil Gaiman http://princessmg.multiply.com
“Mysterious power, whence hope ethereal springs!
Sweet heavenly relic of eternal things!
Inspiring oft deep thoughts of things divine:
The past, the present, and the future time.
Thy reminiscences transport the soul
To memory?s Paradise?its future goal”
Parley P. Pratt
While browsing trough my photo gear i have stumbled across a Camray Macro +10 filter that i have never used. I took a look at it, blow the dust off and decided to give it a try. I grabbed my camera , and a Minolta 24mm f2.8 lens and start using this unusual combination of equipment without having much hope. It wasn’t long till i got amazed with the interesting results i have manage to get out of this combo….take a look at some images and keep in mind they have minimum amount of editing…