2013 Cool Photoblog Awards

Sharp Shadows

And so, in one form or another, the witch hunt goes. We hate people “because,” we say, they are dirty, stupid, perverted, immoral…. They might be exactly what we say they are. Or they might not. That is totally irrelevent, however, because we hate them only if we ourselves unknowingly possess the despised traits ascribed to them. We hate them because they are a constant reminder of aspects of ourselves that we are loathe to admit.
― Ken Wilber, No Boundary: Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth

"Sharp Shadows" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm

“Sharp Shadows” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm
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Tar

I created this image a while back and just put it aside. It’s one that, despite its intended “ugliness”, I really like. The shadows were added or grossly enhanced in post-production. When I saw this image in my mind, its name came along with the vision. It is a reflection of the darkness — the “tar” — we sometimes find ourselves stuck in.

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"Tar" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm

“Tar” [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/1500 sec., 85 mm

 

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Butterfly Sunshine

What would a butterfly quote, on looking in the mirror? It would say, “the adventure was worth it!”
— Manali Oak

As promised, here’s the last of the three butterfly shots I unexpectedly came upon a few evenings back. Like the photos in the last two posts, it’s a significant crop of the original image. In fact, you might notice it looks a whole lot like yesterday’s composition, altered at capture by 1/200th of a second and a ray of sunlight. I like the rich yellow — dare I say buttery — backdrop created at this exposure by the yellow flowers under heavy bokeh/shallow depth of field.

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"Butterfly Sunshine" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

“Butterfly Sunshine” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

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