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Archive for December, 2012

Photo Friday: Close

close

I find that when I put my camera on the ground, or upside-down on a train ceiling, or against a wall, I get the most interesting results, just because it’s close to something.


Life in sepia tones

sepia night

It rained last night.  Then, God turned on Photoshop and switched the world to the sepia filter.  My wife called to me to come look outside.  The whole world was bathed in a brown-orange-golden glow.  It was like stepping out of my apartment into an aging photograph.

The only thing I adjusted was curves and levels, for better contrast.


Inner child…

Bike

…is so happy right now.  I make a point of stopping over at my new motorcycle whenever I return from work, and even though I have to wait for the licence plates (or not, according to my friend Setyo) I am still really excited.  When I was a kid, I always wanted a motorcycle.  Now…I’ve got one.  The little boy inside my head is smiling all the time…and will continue to smile until I actually have to remember how to ride, shift, brake and throttle.  I’ll let you know how it goes.


Hey! Chloe! Look!

kitty

It’s the cat.

A few days ago…maybe a week?…I posted a photo of an alleyway leading to a vanishing point, and my photog friend Chloe asked if there was a cat at the end.  I asked, ‘Why?’  She replied, ‘I don’t know.  It just seems like there should be a cat down at the end.’

Well, there are two cats that hang out at the end of the alley, and today, on my way home, one of them was lying in the drainage ditch catching some zzz’s.  I stopped and snapped this photo, Chloe, so you could see one of the two little furry friends that I have in that alley.


I need some new photos.

vespa 2

For now, I’m posting another angle on the Vespas up my street.  I will bring my camera with me tomorrow, and snap some new stuff.  In the meantime, please accept these broken-down vehicles.


Juxtaposition…Sacred and Profane

 

masjid toilet

Can I let you figure this one out?


WordPress Photo Challenge: Reflections

reflection

The technique here is to turn the camera upside-down and rest the bottom of the camera on the ceiling of the vehicle in which you’re riding.  The camera is inverted.  Your camera will turn everything back right-side-up afterwards.

This way, I always get the ceiling reflection and the people in the train.

This was shot on an airport transfer train of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.