So your eyes won't go bad, take more pictures

Even the sharpest of blades, rusts if not used for long - so will your eyes. Granted, said proverb is something I came up with just now as I am writing this, but I believe it to be quite accurate. I was having a discussion on art philosophy with a friend, and despite being so interesting, it made me feel massively unworthy. "Who am I to talk of art in such retrospective manner, when my art repertoire is so very small?" I thought to myself. In utter shame, I thought of the idea that I summed up in the start of this post, grabbed my camera, tripod, and head out towards the wilderness; I present you, a much humbled photog's picture at sundown. I'll start off with an experimental shot; a technique I borrowed from Juergen roth and Eddie Soloway - intentional camera movement. Ever since I first learned of this technique, I really wanted to try it out; so far i have a couple of ideas in mind, but have yet to find the right moment. This would be my first try. There I stood in front of fence, seas of trees behind it, and I held my camera to my chest, took a long exposure, and breathe._DSF2407border In my opinion, the shot lacked strong lines - I can't wait to try some other things again. Other shots are simple 'macro' shots of dandelions I came across as the sun was setting. The field of dandelions interest me as I drove by, and decided to stop by the road to take a couple of pictures. I kept glancing back to check if my car had been towed or ticketed, and watched out for cops - thankfully nothing happened. _DSF2389


For those interested, the pictures were taken with XE-1, 18-55 lens, with a B+W 10-stop NDgrad for the long exposure shots. One day I'll post about the art philosophies that I had encountered as I talk with a bunch of people, but let that be much later, when I feel that I am worthy.