Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shadows of September and other things...

 September Morn'
Flight of the honeybee pt. 1
 pt. 2
 pt. 3
 reflections in the waves, spark my memories
 New England Steeple
Shadows of September

Not a lot of words today. Just images. It's been a long couple of weeks and I am tired. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

the cave

Today I am doing something different. I am just going to throw my words against the wall of this blog on the internet and see what sticks. Maybe I'll reach someone out there, maybe I won't. But it is a chance we take.

I was watching redefine with Tamara Lackey today. It is a show about redefining photography, etc. It's a good show that I found on the Adorama Learning Center. There are a lot of good shows on there and a lot of good info on photography. But I digress. Back to my point.

Tamara was interviewing Dane Sanders. Here is a link to the episode: http://www.adorama.com/alc/0013869/article/Dane-Sanders-Ep-204-reDefine-with-Tamara-Lackey-Adorama-Photography-TV . It's worth checking out. At one point they begin to talk about philosophy. It is an interest of mine, so when it came up my ears pricked up and I paid attention. They mention Plato's allegory of the cave. Anyone who has studied Plato has probably come across this. Tamara and Dane talk about the allegory and the shadows and how illusion is seen as reality. Then Tamara says something which struck a chord with-in my mind. I am paraphrasing a bit but basically she said 'that reality is happening behind you and if you would just turn around you can experience it, but only the insane people are the ones who do.'

This got me thinking. How many of us are still living in the cave? Have we deceived ourselves into thinking that we are free from it? What can you do to free yourself from the world of illusion and truly exist?

So I am laying down the gauntlet. I am putting forth a challenge. Today, do something to break the chains which bind you in Plato's cave and see the illusion for what it is. Turn around and face, experience, reality.

Let me know what you come up with. I am going to go outside with my camera and take some photos. I hope you are able to find something worthy to spend your fleeting time doing.

And, because this is a photography page:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Gestalt and the lightness of being.

So I have another entry. One of my new favorite photos is in this batch. It is my first attempt at doing Gestalt photography on purpose. I have done it many times in the past, however never on purpose. For those reading this, gestalt is basically an unfinished thing or idea. So the image is unfinished. it breaks the rules of photography by cutting off the image. It makes your mind work at finishing the photo itself instead of being force fed what I want you to see. You become an active part of the process as opposed to a passive viewer.

Also i broke the rules further by cutting off in a place where most people would growl at me and shake their fists. But I don't care. It's where I wanted the image to cut off. I find it creates a feeling of tension. at least I think so.

So without further ado... my new batch of photos.
I like it so much I did it in B&W:

 This is roxy. She's keeping an eye on things here.