As a matter of choice... by Polonaise (5796)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-26 10:31
Your work has its impression; it has its strangeness that makes it unique. The thing that captivates me about this particular photo is its character. You openly described it dumb and mediocre yet it motivates viewers like me to wonder. Your images are taken that goes ahead by instinct – that is what you style is all about. Your make them your own like I remember one of your children series In the name of Rose.
For this particular image different thoughts come to mind but one thing for sure its all about the desire for something. Just a train of thought not sure if I may say this but captured ‘spur of the moment’ becomes part of a masturbation fantasy during or after the observation. What danger our eyes could make us do as we drift and interact with pleasure often unaware that they are being observed. Those green monkeys are very happy as well!
Faro Solitario by Colombiana (2931)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-26 6:37
Creative use of B&W results to a dramatic visual that plays with the different shades of gray set. The dark clouds must have appeared dull in colour instead your interpretation makes it more inspiring using monochrome. Though there is a small portion in the sky which gave a little excess of 'high contrast' but I think this is what makes the highlight the entire scene...in every dark moment there is a brighter side.
"Countless frustrations have not cowed me.
I am still alive, vibrant with life.
The black cloud will disappear, The morning sun will appear once again in all its supernal glory." -by Chinmoy
All the best
A River of My Past by Waylim (22357)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-15 8:30
I agree on your thoughts: ’Traveling is not just about seeing new places and meeting new people. It’s a chance to observe what others do differently without prejudice or judgment. It expanses our mind and broaden our knowledge, it lets us look at life from many different perspectives.’
Revisiting places that had atrocities reminds us what horrors humanity is capable of. The widespread and indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people. Even now somewhere around the world they're still not stopping the carnage happening. Sharing the stories behind each image makes the viewer remember why certain ethics or morals are important. With the beautiful imagery I hope it embrace back those who had fled or encourage travelers who like to discover and go beyond this place.
The endless nature of political society will always haunt us...that's why some of us have to discover ourselves outside our motherland.
Sunrise over the Cape # by gracious (20025)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-15 1:01
Who makes any day as picture perfect as his 'gracious' Tony Ho! Your landscape images are effortless, you have one of the strongest visuals of NZ and beyond. You have endless landscapes and compulsively shooting beautifully that is. Lovely early morning shot, the golden light that blankets the horizon, fantastic 'cinematography' ultimately your exploration in nature will never end!
Have a great one ;)
Quiet Reflection by Colombiana (2931)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-15 0:15
There is an 'innate' feeling from your end that makes this image creative, expressive between the actuality of the world we all live in. The difficulty of self expressive may be elusive and difficult to capture during decisive moments. The capture while we walk or sit around calls for self-determination, in search for that 'hunt' that we can relate to the surrounding into an image.
Birds are blessed with freedom so does Man. Though we are blessed differently as we carry on our daily lives. We follow what comes within and sometimes we live by choices we make. Those quiet reflections, wishful thoughts...no one could tell coz we are humans. Who wouldn't wish to fly but on second thought I remember a famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
It is in this sense that street photography has its purity specially when it comes from the heart.
Be well and Have A Great Weekend!
Indian Influence by vincz (19099)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-14 23:15
Your 5D Mark II did quietly and behaved very well.
You captured a daily life situation which resolved into a meaningful image. It may look like 'an ordinary day at a bread shop', but the thing is our everyday situations are beyond a photographer's influence. Daily life is different, images are be viewed as a challenge, the makings unknown, waiting to be put together by that unique capture between the onlooker and reality that makes photography an art.
- SACRED VIEW - by sayeed_rahman (5985)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-14 22:46
Though the sacred 'weathered' flags seem flagged down, the spirits is filled in the air. The wide captures the great depth. I like the shape of the lake in the foreground, makes the eye wander around the scene way up to the mountains. I like the timing, the morning light that hints a cool atmosphere.
Best Regards ;)
Keep it within the Line by Waylim (22357)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-14 22:35
Keeping it within the line that is training your eye to see shapes and 'tiny' people walking across this beautiful abstruct. I like the stunning colour that shapes the picture. Shaping using the perimeters of the sand dunes, the 'edge' that forms the basis of a successful shot that defines a fine and skillful photographer like you. I have nothing to say on its technicalities, the organisation is superb and needless to say you're an artist!
Have A Great Weekend!
Sending a message... by adores (28236)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-14 22:21
Hey 'adorable' Ana,
Literally texting, texting and texting...technology these days makes one 'unsociable' preoccupied with communication wherever and whenever we are. I like the provocative sense of the shot. The significance of the action and milieu just gives influence to the entire visual weight. Not sure what those mobile/phone numbers are but I think they are some kind of 'classified ads'. Just a thought: Maybe he's the guy on duty recieving messages or the other way around...
Wild meadows in the Tatras mountains by wag (651)
mphotographies (1976) 2009-05-14 22:04
I've gone through a quick browse in your gallery and you do 'feel' your photography. You have an 'eye' of variety that captures any that pleases you.
Here you did a stunning capture using a good aperture value of f/16 enough to show sharp details from foreground and a slight 'blur' enough to see the background. Though a shallow depth of field can make you feel part of the picture less of the background details but can be quite subjective.
Best Regards ;)