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The Sanguine Driveway

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There was something about the misty atmosphere in the light of sunset (or was it sunrise…) a while ago that made me want to take a picture of this driveway.

Not sure I did it justice with the photo, but felt like sharing.


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February 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Glorified Blur

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Another blur of nature. Doesn’t necessarily have the *pow* effect of the previous photo, but it still creates an interesting effect.


Life’s a Blur, Live it!

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The typical phrase, that gets me going is “get on with it!” which is exactly what I’m going to do from now on. Really, what I’ve been doing is looking at photo’s, thinking should I or shouldn’t I post them; should I or shouldn’t I put them on Flickr, but caution is officially being left in the cold puddle outside, and there it should stand.

If we don’t grab life with both hands, nobody is going to do it for us. Here’s to sharing the good stuff!


A picture I took using a very cool effect where long exposure is used and the camera is rotated while the picture is being taken.

That being said, did I mention that I’m in final year Fine Arts this year? That means I probably won’t be the most reliable blogger and am likely to increase stress-mode and decrease blog-at-leisure mode. Just can’t do it all at once.

But I will try. See the sidebar? that doodle challenge is something that will be carrying on for much of this year, so if you get bored looking at stagnant photo’s, try the doodles. Doodling is like my best friend and something I can do at leisure and in stress mode. It’s my happy place this year:)


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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

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