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Developing Your Eye II, Day Nine: “Double”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Nine: “Double”

My submission is my ” Double Dragon ” image taken from the roof of a Temple.

From Wikipedia:-

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically scaled or fire-spewing; with serpentine, reptilian and avian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons:
European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Balkans and Western Asian mythologies. Most are depicted as reptilian creatures with animal-level intelligence, four legs and a detached set of wings.
Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries. Most are depicted as serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence, four legs and wingless.
The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word dragon derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), “dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake”.

The Chinese dragon (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: lóng) is the highest-ranking animal in the Chinese animal hierarchy, strongly associated at one time with the emperor and hence power and majesty (the mythical bird fenghuang was the symbol of the Chinese empress), still recognized and revered. Its origins are vague, but its “ancestors can be found on Neolithic pottery as well as Bronze Age ritual vessels.”[24] Tradition has it composed of nine different animals, with nine sons, each with its own imagery and affiliations. It is the only mythological animal of the 12 animals that represent the Chinese calendar. 2012 was the Chinese year of the Water Dragon.

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Double”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Double”

 


Developing Your Eye II, Day Nine: “Double”

Day Nine: “Double” — Rotate Your Image

Your twin sisters. Your neighbor’s two poodles. Your vision during a dizzy spell. Your doppelgänger.

Double can be interpreted in many ways. Here’s our take, courtesy of two yellow lines on a street in East London, England:

 

Day Nine: “Double” — Rotate Your Image

Day Nine: “Double” — Rotate Your Image

 

Show us your double take!

Today’s Tip: Sometimes, you’ll want to change the orientation of an image. Maybe you prefer a vertical image to be horizontal, or want to flip your image so your subject faces the other way. If it makes sense, rotate your image to create a more interesting composition.

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Seven: “Glass”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Seven: “Glass”

This is my submission for “Glass”, featuring a glass of red wine.

SP Lim

Developing Your Eye, Day Seven: “Glass”

Developing Your Eye, Day Seven: “Glass”


Developing Your Eye II, Day Seven: “Glass”

Day Seven: “Glass” — Interact with a Surface

Experimenting with glass can create multi-layered and unpredictable shots. Consider this landscape from an estate near Inverness, Scotland:

 

Developing Your Eye II ~ Day Seven: “Glass” — Interact with a Surface

Developing Your Eye II ~ Day Seven: “Glass” — Interact with a Surface

It’s a lovely scene, but what happens when we place an old, creaky window between the viewer and this garden?

Day Seven: “Glass” — Interact with a Surface

Day Seven: “Glass” — Interact with a Surface

Even if you prefer the view without the window, note how this pane of glass introduces a story and adds a layer of complexity to the image. What’s the story behind this estate? Who’s looking out the window?

Incorporate a form of glass — a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else — in today’s image.

Today’s Tip: Interact with the glass. Look through or between. Experiment with your flash both on and off. Pick it up and move it around (if possible). Don’t be afraid to experiment.

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Developing Your Eye, Day Five: “Connect”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day Five: “Connect” 
My submission is the landscape frame of the First Penang Bridge connecting Penang Island to the Mainland. This photograph was taken from Penang Hill.
SP Lim
The First Penang Bridge

The First Penang Bridge


 Day Five: “Connect” — Tag Your Photo

In this age of social media, we hear the word connect often, don’t we? Connect with us on Facebook! Connect with me on LinkedIn! Given what today’s technologies can do, it feels like the world is getting smaller, and we’re more connected than ever.

 

Day 5 - Connect

Day 5 – Connect

There are many ways to interpret this theme: from a gadget to a handshake, from a bridge to a gathering among friends. What’s yours?

Today’s Tip: Add relevant tags to your post, like “photography.” The image above could also be tagged with “bridge” and “San Francisco.” Tags group your related posts together, help to organize your site content, and tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for others to find your latest posts in the Reader.

Visit the resource page for details on tagging. Don’t forget to tag your post with#developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Four: “Natural World”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Four: “Natural World”

My submission for the “Natural World” theme is this photograph “Birds in the Mangrove Swamp”. This photograph was taken during our Photographic Society of Penang’s outing to Kuala Sepetang in Perak, another State neighbouring Penang State. Numerous egrets can be found here due to the abundance of food in these mangrove swamps. We are coming to a bend or meander in the river.

 

SP Lim

 

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Day Four: “Natural World” — Leading Lines

A good photographer is a constant observer. Out in nature, we have opportunities to watch and study a scene, from big, sweeping changes — like the sky at dusk — to the tiniest details, like the subtle bends in bare branches in the Nevada desert:

Developing Your Eye II, Day Four: “Natural World”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Four: “Natural World”

 

Today, capture the natural world: snap a moment outside, big or small. From a close-up of a leaf in your backyard to a panorama from your morning hike, we invite you to document this wondrous world around us.

Today’s Tip: While shooting outdoors, look for natural lines that lead your eyes to different parts of the frame. Study the bend of a stream, or the curve of a petal. How can you use these lines in your composition?

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Developing Your Eye, Day Four: “Bliss”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day Four: “Bliss”

My idea of “Bliss” is simple and that is to produce a good photograph with good framing and exposure. It is taken in a peaceful mood and environment, coupled with good sunlight, well focused and happily surrounded by fellow friendly photographers. This photograph of a wall mural was taken in town of Balik Pulau which is about one hour from my home in Pulau Tikus. This town is more rural in nature and a must place to visit during the durians’ season. Hopefully, you appreciate this photograph so taken in a blissful manner. The wall mural depicts the Malay Martial Art called Silat.

SP Lim

 

Developing Your Eye, Day Four: “Bliss”

Developing Your Eye, Day Four: “Bliss”


Developing Your Eye, Day Four: “Bliss”

 

Day Four: “Bliss” — Add Captions

What is your idea of bliss? Is it an image of your family, laughing at the dinner table? A state of total relaxation, while lying on the beach? Your latest painting, drying on the canvas?

A book lover might swoon over this sight of old books and a grand staircase in the library of Dublin’s Trinity College:

 

Day Four: “Bliss” — Add Captions

Day Four: “Bliss” — Add Captions

 

What is bliss to you?

Today’s Tip: See the short description under the photo? That’s a caption. Today, add a caption to your image so viewers know what they’re looking at!

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Developing Your Eye, Day Three: “Water”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day Three: “Water”

In my this submission, I am concentrating on Water Sports like the Dragon Boat Races that took place at our Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang. There are the portrait version (slightly out-of-focus) and the landscape version of the same Dragon Boat Race team. I take my photographs mostly in landscape versions and framing due to the easier positioning of my camera.

Developing Your Eye, Day Three: “Water”

Developing Your Eye, Day Three: “Water”.  The portrait version of the Dragon Boat Team is equally as good as the landscape except that I have no clearer focussed photograph.

Developing Your Eye, Day Three: “Water”

Developing Your Eye, Day Three: “Water”. The landscape version might to some looked better but in the final analysis, barring the clarity, I loved both versions.

 


Day Three: “Water” — Image Orientation

We all have stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us. How it reminds us of family vacations, outdoor adventures, or the hot summers of our childhood. How it symbolizes a place we’ve left behind, or one we dream of visiting.

Here are the bright blue waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, at the site of a shipwreck off the coast of Bermuda:

How will you interpret today’s theme?

Developing Your Eye, Day Three: “Water”

Developing Your Eye, Day Three: “Water”

 

Today’s Tip: Ever wonder whether a photograph will work better horizontally or vertically? After you snap your picture, rotate your camera and take a shot from the other orientation — horizontally if you first took the picture vertically, and vice versa. Which way works better?

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Three: “Scale”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Three: “Scale”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Three: “Scale”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Three: “Scale”

My submission for the theme of “Scale” is a portrait of my mother at her recent birthday in June, 2016. I was scratching my head to find a suitable photograph for the subject of scale. Finally I decided this portrait shall be suffice as there are three sizes of my mother in this shot. The tiny figurine of my mother on the cake, the medium size of her dressed in red, in the video behind her large version of the actual her. Hope you all like the photograph.


Developing Your Eye II, Day Three: “Scale”

Day Three: “Scale” — Experiment with Size

A bakery in New Orleans, Louisiana, serves its famous king cake with a little plastic baby hidden inside. Here is one such figurine, posing on an iron fence in the Garden District during Mardi Gras:

Developing Your Eye II, Day Three: “Scale”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Three: “Scale”

 

Today, play with scale: use anything and everything — from your Chihuahua to your Mini Cooper — to convey size in your image.

Today’s Tip: Don’t just point and shoot. Observe your scene before pressing the shutter and consider how all the elements in the frame interact with one another. Make an object appear larger through a ground-level POV. Place two things side by side in an unexpected way.

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Developing Your Eye II ~ Day One: “Warmth” — The Quality of Light   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II ~ Day One: “Warmth” — The Quality of Light

I was photo-shooting at the Heritage Festival some time ago under a very hot sun. Light intensity was extremely strong and I was sweating profusely like just came out from a shower. Tried this shot and hopefully my circuits in my DSLR camera are not fried. My sincere apology for the slower start as my internet at home is unstable and I was unwell too.

This is my submission for ” Warmth “. Feel the heat?

SP Lim

 

Developing Your Eye II, Day One: “Warmth”

Developing Your Eye II, Day One: “Warmth”

 

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Day One: “Warmth” — The Quality of Light

Photography means “drawing with light.” When you take a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image. When we’re out and about, we often use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes.

The Hagia Sophia is an impressive mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. If you ever find yourself wandering inside, here’s what you’ll see when you look up:

Developing Your Eye II ~ Day One: “Warmth” — The Quality of Light

Developing Your Eye II ~ Day One: “Warmth” — The Quality of Light

 

The spotlights on the chandeliers — combined with lots of ambient and natural light filtering in from outside — create a warm scene of yellows and golds.

For your first shooting challenge, capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source. If the sun is nowhere to be found today, not to worry — interpret warmth in your own way.

Today’s Tip: Consider the direction and quality of light. Front light is great for outdoor landscapes and group portraits; a front-lit subject faces the light source, making it even-lit. Side light is fun to experiment with: the mix of light and shadow shows more depth and can create unexpected results.

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Developing Your Eye, Day One: “Home”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day One: “Home”

“Home”

We stayed on the Island of Penang so in the old days when there were no bridges, we took the ferry to cross over the channel towards our home on Penang Island from the Mainland. When we are oustation or overseas and on seeing this ferry, it is “home” again for us. Presently in 2016, we have 2 Penang Bridges connecting the Penang Island to the Mainland. Apology for the late start as my internet was very unstable and I was unwell too.

SP Lim

 

Home with the sight of the ferry heading towards Penang Island.

Home with the sight of the ferry heading homewards towards Penang Island.

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Day One: “Home” — Get Oriented

When you think of home, what do you imagine? You might picture a house from your past, your favorite neighborhood hangout, or a city you miss. And while home is often found on a map, it can also be less tangible: a loved one, a state of mind, a forgotten time.

Here’s a literal (and tiny) interpretation of home:

Developing Your Eye I ~ Day One: “Home” — Get Oriented

Developing Your Eye I ~ Day One: “Home” — Get Oriented

 

What does home look like to you? Share an image in a new post.

Today’s Tip: Before we dive into this course, make sure you’re comfortable with your camera! Brush up and read your camera manual, or explore the features in your camera phone. You’re free to use any type of equipment, from your smartphone to a point-and-shoot, or your dSLR or something else.

Visit the resource page for details on getting started. Remember to tag your post with #developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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