September 23, 2006

the shape of things

Professional photographers always tell us of the wonders you can capture at sunrise and sunset. The colours, shadows, details, silhouettes... Images you can create to express emotion, to tell a story, to make you wonder. I guess that's why the best of photos, be it in a journal or in Vogue, make you stop for a second longer. With Daily Photo, we stop and write a comment.

Today's picture may not make you jump up and shout "Bloody Fantastic," I certainly didn't. I took it a couple of months back and it's been sitting in my photo vault since. But last night, instead of driving around to unwind, I came home to sort my photos and this made me stop. There is no story, no earth-shattering conclusions. The shapes, curves and lines are what attracted me. Each one took me to a different place. When I found one I liked, I settled down.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Blogger santy said...

life itself is full of curved ways. very calming picture, ed! good weekend to you as well :)

10:19 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I may not comment all the time, but I really do enjoy the photos you are posting. Clear and unique. I'm also passing around this link in case it's of interest to you. You might want to submit your blog to be one of the Best Blogs in Asia.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

The angles and tones are what interest me!!

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful lights and subtle colors, have a great relaxing weekend.

8:36 PM  
Blogger dutchie said...

Nice weekend to you too and as ever, i like your photo a lot!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Well, well, well this is a great play on light and geometry. I like the subtlety of it all happening in this hidden corner. It seems you captured the perfect light and shape at the right place and moment.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Ame said...

Bukan main cantik dude! (I made that up!) LOVE LOVE LOVE how the "sunlight arches" mimic the shaded door archway in the da MASTER! Where is this anyway? And is there really a bridge from KL over to S'pore? How long is it? ;-))))))

11:30 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Bagus sekali Edwin! I like it a lot! Have a good weekend to you too :)

2:19 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

It certainly stops me a few minutes longer.
I did passed with no comment first time bat hey I came back.
It’s a clean shot and I like it very much.

3:15 AM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

You just get better and better every day, don't you?

4:39 AM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

If I didn't know any better, I might say that this was a multi-faith edificio. It blends architectural devices that appear in mosques, churches, synagogues. In Andalucia, and elsewhere, there are churches, cathedrals (+palaces) that were mosques, but were just taken over when the Catholic monarchs finally finished reconquering Spain from the Moors in 1492. Instead of demolishing them, they were simply reconsecrated and refitted. That made an inspiring blend, but nobody expects the Spainsh Inquisition....durggh, maybe I've finally flipped out..

6:33 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Hi edwin - this isn't an earth shattering comment, either - just a cheery "G'day!" i have been so busy organising a huge conference, which finished yesterday I haven't had time to visit my Daily Photo friends very often...

6:44 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Thank you thank you thank you! ;)

Ame, you may have made it up but here in Malaysia, Bukan Main Cantik (or bukan main any word) is quite commonly used ;) You're just brilliant!

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bloody good! seriously!
you have to have an eye for these things :)

2:46 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

thanks kris!

2:25 PM  
Anonymous John said...

What makes this works Edwin are all the great shapes created by the mix of architecture, light and shade. Things are in good shape, and I'm completely with you on your whole philosophy of what makes a good photo. I have been getting too literal and plan to losen up with some slightly more abstract works soon.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Gail's Man said...

Nice shot. Shame you don't say where is is. Can't be a modern KL building, as you wouldn't get a photo like that, as the buildings only have straight lines.

4:58 AM  

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