Two Silences

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

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Silence is every photograph you never took because you did not want to introduce noise to a unique moment in life.

Silence is every photograph you took because you could not express a unique moment in life with noise.

 

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Weathered

When I checked the weekly photography challenge I was listening to Tim Bowness’ Where You’re Always Been and I thought it could be great to accompany my photo with a verse from the song even though the connection might not be very obvious.

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Everything around you 
Seems unreal and seems so vast 
The playthings of the present 
Fading snapshots from the past 
You’ll still be here tomorrow
In the places in between
In love with your own sorrow
Where you’ve always been

I have many photos (some of which I have already posted here before) that apply to this week’s challenge more than this one but I wanted to share my photos shot on film for now so there you go.

 

Harvester

Today’s Photo: Harvester

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Another snapshot from my town’s daily life. Agriculture, primitive as it is, is pretty much the pillar of my hometown’s economy.

I admire the hard labor these humble farmers put into their lands and also their gratefullness for the little that Earth gives them. You hear some compaints here and there yet they still keep on working no matter what. It’s how they’re made.

The Pest of Plastic Bags

Yesterday, I went for a shoot outside and I couldn’t walk 10 steps without seeing plastic bags on the ground or floating around.

Once I reached the area in the photos, I had to take some photos in support of the recent ban of plastic bags in Tunisia (my country).

Even if you take the bags away, the photos are not as beautiful as most landscapes and that’s not the point of this collection. Wherever the place is, it is still a patch of our Earth and it doesn’t feel right seeing it polluted.

I took these on one location so imagine how many photos I can take if I go looking for plastic bags in the entire town and then maybe someone else will do the same in their hometown and so on… We’d definitely see the true horror of plastic bags.

On Earth Day, I want to show you the Earth I don’t want to see.

Through the Opening; Behind the Wall

I usually take a few seconds to review each photo I take but also there are photos that I just take really quick and move on. This is one of them. I was going for the texture and strucutre of the wall stones; I was surprised to find that there is more than that!

Someone was walking behind the wall and his/her feet got caught in the photo through that opening. I think that added another layer to the photo. Imagine that opening empty, it’d be less interesting, don’t you think?

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Fishermen

I was surprised to find fishermen who didn’t mind me taking photos of them. Actually they asked me to. People in my town usually don’t like strangers taking photos of them.

I didn’t take a lot of photos of them even though I wanted to. I just grabbed a couple of shots while they were working out their fishing net.

The light was way too harsh but if I didn’t go out when I did I wouldn’t have found them there so no regrets!

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I have many photos from that day which I will share in another post.

Chill! Have a Cup of Coffee!

Security is a heavy concept. I spent quite a while thinking about how I can deliver my take on it through a photograph. I didn’t go anywhere with my thoughts. So I said to myself: “Chill! get a coffee then you’ll figure it out.”

That was it! Coffee!

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See, I always think too much into things while I don’t really have to. I just needed to take it easy. What was a complicated concept now is a clear idea in my head.

If I think of security as peace of mind and/or happiness, I guess it’d be a number of things I’d feel comfortable and happy doing like having a cup of coffee or shooting photos among other things.

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About the Photos:

I was playing around with presets in Silver Efex Pro and I settled on these with minor edits because they’re soft on the eyes (at least, softer than my own B&W standard). So yeah, Chill!

Green is Easy on the Eyes

Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS easy Being Green

Green is generally associated with nature. Although I make it a point in life to challenge popular belief and common sense, I’ll have to go with the flow in order to share these photos that I took two days ago. It is spring after all.

I hope you like them.