September 18, 2006

arty-farty


I was looking through my pictures today and it suddenly dawned on me that I've been somewhat abstract with my perception of things. I guess that's what a camera does to you. We all agree that the viewfinder has taught us to see objects and things differently. Sometimes the results leave me dumb-founded. I sit and wonder what the hell must've gone through my head when I took the shot. Then there are times when it just blows me away. Well, not really that dramatic but the shots do come out really well. Good enough to make me consider dumping my job and pursuing a career as a photographer...AS IF! I'm nowhere close to that. However, I like to dream myself a sort of travel/fine art photographer.

21 Comments:

Blogger Juggerpix said...

You are a fine art photographer in my eyes!

Sometimes the viewfinder seems to take on a life of its own, doesn’t it? You take a shot, and you wonder why you just shot that. Then later bring the picture up on a computer (or have it developed) and it takes you by surprise how well it looks.

This picture is excellent, and the picture from yesterday is phenomenal!

2:20 PM  
Anonymous John said...

I love it. What ever went through your head, it was good. Love a bit of abstract art, it's good for the soul and the mind. Lovely Edwin.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

oh, yes! when you're into it. you can go on and on and on with the same subject. Yet the result would still be a surprising one :)

i have a simpler goal, i wanan be a wedding photographer..

4:05 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

I don't have a 'view finder' in the traditional sense any more; I have a 2.5 inch LCD panel, and I now keep both my eyes open, and my arms stretched. These have changed the way I think of my little 'picture-taking' ventures dramatically/drastically, but I don't know how yet. One thing I know, the arms shake a bit more when they're stretched.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

LOVE this arty farty job; forgot to tell you...

4:45 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

does that mean you farted on it? i also fantasize about being a pro.....shall try to enlarge my pics. have a good day!

6:47 PM  
Anonymous jazzy said...

pod - aren't you funny =)

if you change the profession i would be more than sad not to see more photos from you lovely productions - very fascinating to see actors working down in KL.

it is art(s)y fart(s)y hehe - again the sky is marvellous

8:24 PM  
Blogger zannnie said...

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12:17 AM  
Anonymous zannnie said...

hi Edwin,
Thanks for that warm welcome:)
this shot looks interesting !

http://singapourdailyphoto.blogspot.com/

12:23 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

We share dreams, my friend...

3:34 AM  
Blogger Gail's Man said...

You do see things differently through a camera, but I'm not sure what its seeing here.
The hardest thing is trying to see things as a camera would, and actually finding something worth taking in the first place.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

I love anything arty-farty! Very nice Edwin!

5:29 AM  
Blogger Ame said...

Me too-Me too! I'm VERY arty-fartsy! ;-) And this looks like a cross between huge metal fingers and a trailer hitch! I'm keepin' it G-rated cuz ya never know who's readin! LOL! =P

6:49 AM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

Hey Ed! It's been a whilesince I did the late-night blog crawl, but suddenly I'm up for it tonight. No ego-stroking though. I preferred yesterday's megolopolis pic. But I have learned something with the tip for Pod. Great fun! But how do you then get your own pic onto the blog? Can't work it out. What I could work out was your quip to Kala yesterday, which an awful lot of folks seemed to grasp by the wrong end, so to speak.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

hello again - thanks for your comment on my blog. glad you like the post. it was a special place. i sometimes daydream myself away to there. i am fiddling with my sizes....ooh!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Bunyamin Najmi said...

viewfinder+good feeling=great photo
maybe...

9:48 AM  
Blogger santy said...

you just have art in your blood, brother! well done, ed :)

10:58 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Wow! The comments for this post...Excellent!

Jugs, thank you for the complement! But I'm nowhere near the fine art of your shots.

John, who knows what was going on? All I was thinking was how the object and sky worked together.

Gail's man, who knows? Everything is worth it. It's just how you take it I guess. I'm not sure what this picture means. I know I like it. Funny, innit?

Meg, artsy/arty FOREVA!

Jazzy, no no, never giving up my career. Maybe a break.

Kris, I think you should be one in Szentes. What's stopping you? You take such great pictures!

Pod...Oh stop it! ;)

Shelly, thanks!

Ame, has the cold got to you? I love what you saw! Fingers indeed.

Stewie, Kris got it. And I think Ame too but she kept quiet. :)

Beribu-ribu terima kasih Bunyamin dan Santy!

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Rudy Girón said...

Edwin, be careful about your wishes... I know about an excellent photographer which did just that... let see if you can guess his name. He is the Cartier-Bresson of our times.

1:09 PM  
Blogger lishun said...

a camera can change the way we look at things, redefine beauty and turn the most ordinary things into spectacular works of art. you've got a great eye for photography!

8:42 PM  
Anonymous keropokman said...

eh eh... artsi betul!

where ah? did you take this photo?
nice work ed.

12:37 AM  

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