Category: Photography

Filters and Light from the Window

Snapshot #1 of the windows
Snapshot #1 of the windows

While at the museum last month I took some shots of the windows that used to adorn the outside of the building before they built the extension around it. I framed the picture using the cinemascope option via Picasa.

2nd Snapshot of the Windows
2nd Snapshot of the Windows

This time I left it in natural light as  I wanted to show how the light filters in through the  glass panel on the side. The softness of the light as it radiates through the window.

3rd snapshot of the windows
3rd snapshot of the windows

In this shot I was aiming to portray a more somber mood by creating a darker overview of the shot. I focused on intensifying the shadows around the window panes and played down the actual brightness of the shot.

Which shot do you like the best?

Looking through the Grills

Through the grills
Through the grills

I love cast iron grills for it’s sturdy solid look.  It gives one the sense of protection from the unknown . A sense of security and peace.  There are many intrigue patterns which make up the grill. The twisting and turning of the cast iron to form curves and repeated patterns gives the place a sense of grandeur.

Another view of the grill
Another view of the grill

The grills are not only there for aesthetics purposes but to provide safety for the occupant of the building.  Grills help to prevent accidents from happening (like people falling over the ledge)  and also to give character to the building structure.

 

Looking directly out from the grills.
Looking directly out from the grills.

Grill  help define/frame the object in. It gives us a different perspective of things while looking through them.

What do you see when you look through the grills?

 

 

Evoking A Dash of Color

Back View of father and son
Back View of father and son

Sometimes it can be hard to focus on one part of life. There is too many things coming fast and furious at you.  It may see extremely difficult to focus on a single issue at a time.

You need to be able to mute out all the unimportant parts and concentrate on what really matters to you.  As you can see in the photo above I am  placing my focus on my boy and his dad but making that part of the picture colored while the rest of the photo black and white. There needs to be a focal point in life for you to work towards.

Especially in photography there has to be a focal point to draw the attention of the reader/viewer to what you want to place emphasis on. Presenting too much in a shot will certainly clutter it up and make it difficult to focus. By guiding your audience you will be able to let them know what is the main point in the shot or the reason ( in this case) for this focal point.

The bonding between father and son. Extremely precious and precocious. Something that has to be carefully tended to. A relationship which will last throughout the ages and survive the challenges which life may throw at it.

I hope that father and son will be able to enjoy more such moments of one to one bonding with each other. It is something in the world which money cannot buy.

How do you use color?