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Ah, the path is well lit with surprisingly little colour.




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December 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

It was…

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The previous post asked readers what the abstraction looked like… The closest guess was a candle, but it was really… an electric lamp 🙂

I was fascinated by the abstract effects I could get out of light so here are some abstract and some non-abstract photos of the light in question.

Really Blurry (same pic as previous post)


Ooh, something is starting to take shape…


It’s a… lamp!


Hope you enjoyed seeing a lamp through different eyes 🙂

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December 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Golden Abstraction

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There will soon be more of this photographic series.

Can you tell what it is?


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December 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Flower in the Window

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Flowers are great to photograph, because they hold such joy as they reach for the sun.



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December 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Dazed Flowers

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This was a fun photograph to take. I was experimenting with longer exposure and camera shake with a bouquet of flowers and this is what came out of it:


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December 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Striving for photographic perfection

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I have a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.

Lately, I’ve been obsessing about macro and close-up photography.  Although my camera is classified as a ‘point and shoot’ camera, its capabilities are fairly similar to what a DSLR can do. It’s just that little bit of detail that would make all the difference though. I gape and stare open-mouthed at macro shots in which a water droplet reflects a flower, or photos that zoom right into the picture for the tiniest detail like a fly’s wing structure, perfectly in focus. Look, my camera is pretty brilliant for detail,  considering it has one lens which does practically everything (it’s not detachable), but all it lacks is… perfection.

Hmmm, okay. What did I just say there? Are photographers striving for perfection? Is this right? I don’t know, but when you see the detail and amazing photography from professionals, it does make one lust after that perfect image.

This is an example of an extreme close-up picture I took recently of a leaf. Although there is enough detail to draw the viewer in, there is some definition that is lacking.

Green Leaf Spiral

Although maybe the softened effect works here. What do you think?

Do you think photography often strives for perfection?

Should it?


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December 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm