I’ve always loved the ‘sari’ (traditional dress of India). The variety of ways that we can tie one and establish so many different looks is quite amazing! However, one of the things I love the most about this dress is the details that can be found on one. For this week I chose to highlight some of the design work on one of my sari blouses while using the colours red and green to set it off. Yes, once again, the colours are not the focus for this challenge but background…
Week #9 – Patterns
I have a love for nature and while on a walk with a friend found a lot in ‘nautre’. Some were more apparent than others. However, this was my favourite as the setting sun gave me such beautiful lighting.
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Week 26 – Negative space
I think that this is one of my strong points in photography – using the area around the subject as negative space so as to bring more focus to the subject. It helps that I have a built in rule of thirds thought process also as this is very handy when positioning the subject to ensure that I don’t put too little or too much of the subject…
This week I had the additional challenge of photographing a wild cat who was outside and likely to run at the slightest noise she didn’t like. I don’t think I did a too bad job with it. There are some other images I liked that I think better suited this theme but in the end I took this one because I loved the expression she has 😀
Here are some more images with Ninja!
Week 27 – Water
I tend to have a lot of images with ‘water’ as the central theme as I come from Guyana – ‘Land of many waters‘and all that. I had some good ideas about what I wanted to do this week but again I got distracted with work. However, it was quite a coincidence that I took a break and went exploring the campus with some friends and came up with this image. I think it fits the theme. What I love the most about this image that Scout gets from frolicking.
Since I didn’t really focus on the challenge this week, here are a few more images from that walk I took wish some friends.
Week 28 – Repetition
What does one do for a ‘repetition’ theme? Should I focus on reflecting the theme directly? Should I use the theme as a secondary subject in my photograph?
Yet again I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I think I’m lazy at times to think about setting up shots. Then I also realize that the spontaneous ones tend to come out better with me. I saw this kitten sleeping on the ACs and thought – ‘why not?’ I think it fits the theme nicely and I like that I was able to yet again get images of the wild cats outside 🙂
Just in case you want to know, I did try to set up a shoot with a chess board but failed miserably as I already knew I had this shot to use… Here are some more of the ‘repetition’ challenge:
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At the end of a semester, or after completing a significant amount of work, we need to take some much needed relaxation! I was lucky enough to have friends in Malaysia, a mere four hours flight away from where I study, who offered me a place to relax in a different environment. It might come as a surprise that I was barely able to hold on to this photography challenge. Some might argue that I’m on vacation so I should have time to work on my photography; I argue differently… who has time to ‘work’ when vacation mode has been switched ON?! However, I was able to hang in there for the couple weeks.
Week 20 – Single Light
I wasn’t even aware of the theme for this week but I lucked out as I took a lot of pictures one afternoon from the beach. I always liked silhouettes and variety of subjects available were amazing. I had people and boats and people rowing boats… However, this one was my favourites as it has a sense of action coupled with peace.
Week 21 – Architecture
There is a wide variety of gorgeous architecture in Malaysia, especially Johor and Kuala Lampur. However, the former zoo volunteer in me felt like this juxtaposition of man-made vs. naturally constructed architectures my choice. It didn’t hurt that there were so many beautiful green trees around either. This is the top of a flight cage at the Johor Zoo.
Week 22 – Advertisement
Did I mention that I’m an animal lover? I’m not sure what others did this week from 52Frames, but I wasn’t thinking about the theme as I took this image. I didn’t even choose the image for this week until I got back from vacation. However, when I saw the theme, my mind came to this specific image as I spent a vast amount of time just observing this mom and her baby at Batu Caves, Malaysia. I didn’t use any text on it as I wanted it to speak for itself. I think it would make a good image for ‘conservation’ based public service advertisements.
That’s about it from my weeks as a lazy tourist who barely kept up with 2015 Project 52!
This is the second set of five pictures in my ‘playing catch up’ posts. Let’s hope I can keep to getting the blogs done on time now that I’m back in the game.
I was always attracted to images with symmetry. This week I was doing a favour for a friend and was able to take a picture of the main conference hall at the Guyana International Conference Centre. I wasn’t even thinking about making it black and white until I got to my computer after the shoot. Then I realised that it’s a really beautiful image and would probably have more impact in BnW.
Tia is a curious dog. At almost ten years old she has what I refer to as ‘Parkinsons for Dogs’ (also referred to as the shaking sickness) there is no cure. The black spots on and near her legs are a result of her not being able to lay down without shaking and moving around. Thus, she grazed out all the hair and the skin has hardened in those area. When she first got the sickness she lost huge amounts of weight and we thought of putting her down. However, the vet never came and we never took her to the vet. Two years on and she’s gained back her weight, still shakes, still troubles our younger dog and still adores us… She’s a bit grumpy, as can be expected from an older dog, but she still demands her weekly baths, eats her food and walk my dad at nights 🙂
During week twenty-two, some photographer friends and I had a walk to Vreed-en-Hoop, one of the towns at the mouth of the Demerara River. During exploration of the jetty, we got caught in the rain and then had to rush back to the stelling area after it stopped. When we reached there it was almost night and I got a couple of hurried shots. This was my favourite – it shows our capital city, Georgetown, framed by an old wall at the stelling as night approaches.
Bartica, Essequibo River, Guyana… that’s where I selected my picture from for this week. My beautiful country is also referred to as the Land of Many Waters and I think you can see it from this picture. There are many rivers running through my country. This is a picture of one of the boat docks in Bartica with a passing speedboat. It was a rainy day thus the lack of details in the sky – just clouds.
Finally, I’ve caught up with this image. It shows students in a debate conferring about a point. In this case, the proposition was preparing its’ rebuttal. There are images of the individual speakers from both sides presenting their arguments, etc., however this is my favourite from the set. Note: the proposing team won 🙂 GO IBE!
I took a bit of a hiatus due to work but then it was difficult to start back. I’m going to take some baby steps now so that I can get back in to the trend of blogging. Therefore, I decided to get my backed up posts from Project 52, 2014 done in two posts. Enjoy…
This was the week of flowers. My friends said that I’m allowed one flower post for the year. Thus, I chose my favourite one – my scarlet flower. I’ve bee enchanted with this flower since I was a little girl after reading a story about it. My father then got the flower and planted it in our yard and since then it has thrived. I love the beauty of the flower and the fact that it has thorns – symbolic in a way.
Things are not always as nice as they appear and photographers are normally seen as ‘focusing on the beauty’ instead of the upsetting, ugly, etc. Therefore, this week I choose to focus on how destructive men are. This is a branch with litter from the Atlantic Ocean wrapped around it. It’s really sad to think that all this trash came from the waterways and that people could care less about the disposal.
Week Seventeen saw one of my better images for the year so far (or so I believe). I was on a photowalk with some friends in Berbice, Guyana. On the way back, I was determined to get a picture of the green fields we kept passing all day. It just so happens that, after walking for a minute away from where the group was on one stop, I saw the dilapidated fence and a kiskadee on it. It wasn’t easy to get the shot as it was the end of the day, I was tired and the bird kept moving…
Event photography isn’t easy – especially the kind where there is a stage with multiple revolving lights, smoke machines and artistes that are not staying in one location. Considering the above mentioned challenges and where I was sitting and the fact that it was night time, I think I did okay for this week. Being able to experience Sonu Nigam in concert with his band was a great experience – my mom and I danced, even in the rain!
Finally, closing off this ‘catching up’ blog post, I present to you a baby. There are multiple images of sweet, happy babies out there there that’s not always the reality. Thus, I present to you something a bit more realistic… 🙂
Memories of special moments…a Quest of a lifetime…