*Sunlight through the brambles*
There’s nothing more beautiful than a sunrise over sea. Also, there’s nothing more graphically boring unless you find some good foreground. I have recently started experimenting shooting sunrises or sunsets through vegetation. It backlights said vegetation and gives it a graphical abstract feel I quite like.
I really loved visiting Humatun’s Tomb in New Delhi all these years ago. I loved this stone lattice with the two people sitting on the other side. It would have been fascinating to do the same shot a little earlier or a little later to see how the light penetrated the room. Guess that’s an excuse to go again.
*Walking the Dog in Style*
The building next to Bethesda Fountain in Central Park has these wonderful colonnades that frame the stairs up perfectly for backlit silhouettes. I took many of those, but this one is the most interesting with the dog gallivanting on the stairs.
Good Night, Aesclepius
Fuji xpro2, 27mm, f/13, 9s, ISO 200
As you might have figured out by now, I really like this little temple in the Villa Borghese and decided to go shoot there both at sunrise and at sunset. The results are dramatically different as the sun going low behind the trees creates a wonderfully golden backlit scene.
iPhone, 29mm, f/2.2, 1/2300s, ISO 25
This beach in Langkawi Island was magnificent, and the tree framing the beach was quite spectacular as well. Turns out there was a venomous snake in the tree, but we only saw it later (and moved away real quick…)
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/11, 1/60s, ISO 200
With the sun so low on the horizon during the (short) daytime, Finland forests let you experiment with backlighting. I quite like how this one came through.
From the Shadows to the Pyramid
Fuji x100f, 35mm, F/4, 1/100s, ISO 400
The old Louvres is a wonderful piece of architecture, and I was one of those who for a long time though the glass Pyramid was a mistake. But actually the contrast it creates is really interesting, and this is what I tried to show here.
Buddha in the Clouds
Fuji x100s, 50mm, f/11, 1/400s, ISO 200
This is another shot of the Buddha Dordenma in Thimpu, Bhutan. A truly impressive piece of architecture. One of the most surprising aspects to me was the notion that this would be built today. I can’t imagine a cathedral being built in France today in the style of the medieval cathedrals, yet this is, in essence, what it is. It’s one of those moments when I realize that spirituality truly means something else in Asia.
The Yellow Bus
Canon A2, 20mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 100
Film: Adox Color Implosion
This is one of those times when I really wish I’d had a « normal » film in the camera when I shot this. The grain and faded colors of the Adox Color Implosion don’t do this Cleveland scene justice, I think. But hey, what are you gonna do, that’s the charm of film…
This little sheet paper bear means a lot to me. It was a gift from my mother in law on my first christmas with my wife’s family. I also find it makes for an interesting photographic subject. This was one of my early attempts at still life photography.