Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Compression of dimension

There are quite many different discriptions of relationship between human eyes and a lens of a camera, although general believe says 45-50mm lens on a 135mm camera corresponding to what our eyes see; I agree sometimes, disagree sometimes.  It is often depends on where our eyes focused, how far it is and how close is it.
Many, or should I say "most" photographers spend time and of course - capital, to try to recreate the realistic, so-call 3D feels image on an image by way of defocu, hyfocus, large aperture lens, technical camera/lens to create it, which I also among them - sometimes.  But we also often heard that the only rule for art is that there is no rule, so I often took pictures show no dimension at all, here with this image, taken with Panasonic GF1 and 20/1.7 lens, a good example.  Image taken at the beautiful Mandarin Dhara Dhevi, Chiangmai, Thailand.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shadow, light, at an angle

Walking inside the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Chiangmai, one would likely find many hidden beauty, of pleasant surprise. The architecture of the property hosts tress, plants, and architecture details, waiting to be discovered.
This is an image of rather common shadow of leaves, fell on a rather common pillar, except that I captured the image of the shadow on both sides of the pillar with different light shades.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Light Show

I am not so sure human is the only creature in the world, or even in our solar system to be able to appreciate the light, but quite certain that due to the nature of earth's corresponding distance to the sun, our primary light source, we receive the light in difference temperature, angle and strength, that everyday, it is different.
Dramatic or not is really depend on how we see the light, but then again, the light does not needs to be dramatic.
Shot with a Panasonic GF-1 with the small yet quite capable 20mm f/1.7 lens, at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Is cloud a shadow itself?

One of the most popular feature in our world, and the most ignored perhpas. Without light, we don't see the cloud, to me, the cloud is the shadow of itself. Light and shadow is everyday experience, and so is the cloud, although much people don't pay attnetion that the existense of cloud is in fact often the gauge of our mood, at the moment we walk out of our home.
Capture with Panasonic GF1 and 20mm/1.7 at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiangmai, Thailand.