Catching Raindrops

My least favorite season is over and my most favorite is here. It’s finally raining again after a three-month no-rain summer!

I tried to stop raindrops on a photo. We all know what to do to get that shot but it’s still a bit tough. This is my first try and it wasn’t planned so the background wasn’t as clear as I wanted it to be and the raindrops not as focused as well.

All in all, this is an amateurishly-done photo. However, I’m in a sharing mood today and that’s why you get to see it regardless!

Any better ideas on freezing rain aside from fast shutter speed and manual focus?

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A World of its Own

I don’t have much to say about this little collection. I found a subject then I proceeded to take photos of. I kinda got tired of this method. I will soon be posting an article on my new approach to photography.

The following ones are taken with a phone and lightly-processed with Lightroom mobile – also something (post-processing) I don’t want to do anymore.

Picks from Phone Gallery 2

This was at a wedding venue last year. That’s the ceiling.

 

Lantern in my sister’s house. Last year.

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Enjoying a cup of coffee and a yu-gi-oh game in January this year.

 

My nephew found a snail. Told him to put it back; he said he liked how it felt as it crawled on his skin! January this year.

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Slinky chilling/warming. A cold winter, this year!

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Flash tempting me for a photoshoot! Also January this year.

A Body of Work-in progress-

Samples from 3 of my photo series. I put them up on a wall. I just look at them from time to time!

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I did that on a whim but now that I’ve lost my work laptop, I’ll have more time to just print the already finished photos and cover the whole wall with them. I’ll definitely post update on this later.

Currently, making do with my oldest PC, a pentium 4 that’s only good for browsing right now (not even that works well – current browser versions are way beyond it!) I can at least do minor adjustments with photoshop 6 and send my photos to a print shop.

I’ll still take photos following my newly-adopted no-processing method. I’ll upload more of those photos soon. just a heads up: they’re weird.

Picks from my Phone’s Gallery

I usually hate using a phone as a camera because I don’t have as much control compared to an actual camera. BUT, my new approach to photography (which I’ll write about in another post soon) takes care of that issue. I don’t want control anymore! I only want to point & shoot. back to basics, I guess.

Here are a few recent picks from my phone gallery.

To me, using the phone as a camera feels like cheating. I can’t deny I take some good shots sometimes! Still! Cheating! I really hate smartphones!

Blurred Vision – Lost

Hello again!

it’s been a while! (It seems that I’ve been saying that a lot in my recent posts! Of course, I post once every few months or so… )

Life knows how to shew a person then spit him out, I can tell you that! (ok, maybe that’s a bit too dramatic for my case. it sure feels like it though.)

I’ve always felt lost, it’s been one of my many struggles trying to deal with uncertainly and lack of determination. Recently, that feeling strengthened itself and took more of mine than ever before.

I don’t want to go through my negativity in detail here. I know nobody wants to get depressed. I just thought I’d share a couple of my recent photos that perhaps do better than my words.

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No post-processing done. set up the camera to B&W with a slight increase of contrast.

My laptop is broken so I had/have no way of working on RAWs anymore. I got the idea of going back to basics (Well, as basic as I could afford; I’d have preferred a couple of Tri-X 400 rolls but no resources where I live so I had to settle with digital JPG.)

I wanted to shoot without intention or vision (really, really difficult!), Something will come out of me and into the photos one way or another and that what I was looking for. I believe I was successful at least in the photos above.

[Randomness] My Mind at 5 this Morning

I found myself at the rooftop of the building at 5 in the morning. From there, I took a photo of the Mosque’s rooftop.

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I took a walk into the empty town streets afterwards. I chose to be extra strange with my photos today but they turned out not stranger than my usual shots after all.

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My mind was foggy. I really didn’t know why I was out at that time with a camera. All I knew for sure was I couldn’t sleep.

A set of lines across those frames don’t really express how confused I was this morning. Maybe the water puddles in the rooftop do but still. The rest feel paradoxically neat and broken.

Perhaps, this one photo might have the right idea

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I was out for about only 20 minutes, I think. It felt longer and most importantly, It felt tedious! I think I didn’t want to be out but also couldn’t stand being home. I guess this is why this photo represented home to me this morning.

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Waseem Found a Newborn Kitten | Day 20

A Short, Sweet and Magical Post

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fuuuusion!!!

This is Kuro and Fluff in mythical beast form, 1.5 the size and a hundred times cuter! They’re owning the rooftop and the hearts of the neighbors (and mine too^^) I mean, how can’t they?

Like you, I watch them grow by the day as Waseem chronicles their cuteness. I’m not there physically to take care of them, but it feels like they’re my own… er, co-own rather. I wouldn’t want Waseem’s neighbors to chase me hahahaha (Some of Waseem’s neighbors expressed their desire to take the kittens as pets once they’re old enough.)

Kuro, Fluff and mommy Stripes brighten our day, and I hope they brighten yours too. Til the next post!

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Love,
Your friendly neighborhood catloving blog hijacker, Lea [11th Squad Cat]