I am sorry for the poor quality of this night shot. I was lazy to carry a tripod that evening. My ISO was way high and I was in a cable-car.
Thank you all for your views and comments on my previous post. Only one person that commented on the image uploaded on SorinPhotography Facebook page got it right – it is a Grape .
The image above is the first shot I took to try out the light and just see if something can come out from this idea. I was lucky enough to get the perfect natural light for it because nothing was planned.
The above was the chosen one by me from the few shots I got (I tried different approaches- zoomed in a bit, changed the angle…etc) and after editing was finished, the bellow image was the outcome.
It does feel as we are living on an every day more alien Earth, doesn’t it? It is a very awkward feeling …but is as real as my backache. And as Bengay does wonders to my back…the crazy dream to have been born on another Blue Planet in another Green universe makes that awkward feeling more normal than it should actually be if I ever wish not to be considered for a place in a madhouse.
And maybe the day will come when my crazy dream will be a reality were the evolution of Homo Sapiens will have a chance for a fresh beginning in an “Eurekan” society were love,logic and thought will prevail and stupidity, ignorance and arrogance will be outlawed.
(just rambling thought or maybe too wishful thinking …crazy is always a possibility)
I will let you take a guess at what is the thing in the image bellow and you will see how right you were in your guess once I publish my next post.
Your critique, opinion or any comments you might want to share are always welcomed …so don’t be shy or afraid to write down your thoughts ….
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.
A Rock, A River, A Tree
Hosts to species long since departed,
Marked the mastodon,
The dinosaur, who left dried tokens
Of their sojourn here
On our planet floor,
Any broad alarm of their hastening doom
Is lost in the gloom of dust and ages.
But today, the Rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully,
Come, you may stand upon my
Back and face your distant destiny,
But seek no haven in my shadow,
I will give you no hiding place down here.
You, created only a little lower than
The angels, have crouched too long in
The bruising darkness
Have lain too long
Facedown in ignorance,
Your mouths spilling words
Armed for slaughter.
The Rock cries out to us today,
You may stand upon me,
But do not hide your face.
There where its shores the marsh surround,
Rushes and lotus plants abound.
Their loveliness brings to my mind
The lovelier one that I would find.
In vain I try to ease the smart
Of wounded love that wrings my heart.
In waking thought and nightly dreams,
From every pore the water streams.
All round the marsh’s shores are seen
Valerian flowers and rushes green.
But lovelier is that Beauty rare,
Handsome and large, and tall and fair,
I wish and long to call her mine,
Doomed with the longing still to pine.
Nor day nor night e’er brings relief;
My inmost heart is full of grief.
Around the marsh, in rich display,
Grow rush and lotus flowers, all gay.
But not with her do they compare,
So tall and large, majestic, fair.
Both day and night, I nothing speed;
Still clings to me the aching need.
On side, on back, on face, I lie,
But vain each change of posture
I wish I had more time in this amazing part of Romania !!! Unfortunately it was a bit on the run !!!
Doha, Qatar. One of the fastest growing cities in the world. I’ve lived there for almost 9 years and definitely fell in love with the place. When I first arrived there, in May 2002, they were just a couple of buildings that could be seen on the skyline . The rate that this city, and the whole country, developed at was fantastic. It is true that the oil and natural liquefied gas money had a lot to do with it, but that doesn’t take anything away from the ambition of Qatari people to build one of the most successful and modern cities in the world. With a population of little over 1.5 million from which just about 20 % are Qataris, this little country managed to accept and assimilate all the cultures of the others that found a home there (more than 80 other nationalities…some say even more than 120..) and still keep untouched their identity as a nation.
They have the perfect blend of a multitude of nationalities with all they have to bring, the local culture and tradition and the 21st century lifestyle.
For quite a while I was a bit “afraid” of HDR photography. Maybe because I was just at my beginnings in photography and I couldn’t quite understand it and also because I could see a lot of photographers just overdoing it and the resulting images looked rather artificial.
Browsing the net one day, looking for all sorts of photo tips and tutorials, I stumbled upon some beautiful HDR images created by an amazing photographer called Philipp Klinger. My interest being awakened ,I slowly discovered that this is a very old concept in photography dating back to 1850 when Gustave Le Gray ,also called “the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century”, pioneered the idea of using several images shot at different exposures to fix a too-extreme range of luminance.
High dynamic range imaging original developing is attributed thou to Charles Wyckoff who’s detailed pictures of nuclear explosions were published on the cover of Life magazine in the mid 1950s.
In time the desirability of HDR has been recognized but it wasn’t until the introduction of digital photography , the rising popularity of digital cameras as well as the increase in computing power, development of photo editing software and other technological advances that high dynamic range imaging really took off.
The photos in this post are two of my high dynamic range images that I worked on when I found my interest for this technique and I was trying to learn and understand it. Even thou I did got carried away and “over-HDRed” them I still love them as working on these two images made me comprehend and appreciate the entire set of techniques that goes into HDR creation .