When darkness is a home to your eyes, a hint of light can be blinding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Experimenting with random photos. I didn’t put too much effort (or thought) into this collection. I guess it’s abstract?!
State of Mind: The Alien Within taken May 18, 2017 at 17:01.
Camera: CyberShot DSC-H7 edited with Ps CS4 & Analog Efex Pro 2
I was walking in a narrow passage between trees and there’s a puddle of muddy water which reflected a distorted image of the trees above. For a second I actually wondered about this strange and alien mess on the puddle. I took a photo instinctively. then I realized it’s the trees! When I came back home and checked the photos, for some reason the photo still felt alien yet familiar.
Texture Tuesday #003
Texture Tuesday: A Door Made of Logs
These are one kind of photos I create when I’m bored inside the house, minimlistic black and white abstracts.
I took the photos. I edited them. And I had no idea what I was creating; It was me killing time, that’s all. However, now when I look at them, there is too much blackness and it feels like it’s trying to envelop the little bit of light left which is strong enough to hang on and actually manage to stay within the frame.
If I saw that much hope in these extremely simple frames then I guess I’m not as cynical as I thought.
Naturally, when hearing the word ‘feast’ I immediately think about food. I love food. but unfortunately right now I’m feasting on different kinds of sustenance:
Photography books/magazines and Anime.
I’m trying to learn more about photography. I believe that practicing and learning from one’s own experiences is the way to do it. But not without getting down the basics and you can only do that by studying. That’s why I’m reading photography books and magazines. I started with Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson and Langford’s Starting Photography by Michael Langford & Philip Andrews.
I also quench my thirst for anime. I usually focus on a genre for a period of time. These days I’m watching sports anime specifically, Over Drive and Giant Killing. I’m planning to watch Hungry Heart: Wild Striker and Majors afterwards.
This post is not going to end without pictures! Here’s another batch of recycled picture mesh. Not as good as the first ones. I have no idea what kind of pictures I’ll end up with when I start Photoshop. I just keep changing things and experimenting until I think it’s enough. I wanted to work and add more on these but I got tired. >_<
Just fooling around with Photoshop.
I take a lot of meaningless pictures while practicing photography or just being bored. Instead of them collecting digital dust or getting erased (which I never do), I thought why not take those shots and merge them into abstract-like pictures.
I’m not a pro at Photoshop but I experimented on my own for years while trying to create my own album covers back when I used to write rap songs, only for myself though.(maybe someday I’ll share the instrumentals and lyrics but I’m not confident enough in my singing! >_< )
Anyways, I know enough of Photoshop to transform a dull and plain picture into something worth seeing.
They are few but they took me a while to finish. I hope you’ll like them.
These are the source pictures.
’til the next batch! ^_^