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Welcoming my friends from USA and Vietnam to Penang   Leave a comment


Welcoming my friends from USA and Vietnam to Penang …

Welcoming my friends from USA and Vietnam to Penang …

Welcoming my friends from USA and Vietnam to Penang …

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – ” Of Older and Younger Generations “   3 comments


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – ” Of Older and Younger Generations “

Opposites

This week, make two opposing elements come together (or clash in dissonance) in one photo

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My submission for the Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – is that of this photograph entitled  ” Of Older and Younger Generations “. This was one of the series of the Indigenous Tribe of the Vietnam Highlands during my Photographic Expedition to Vietnam last year.


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites - " Of Older and Younger Generations "

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – ” Of Older and Younger Generations “


 

There are so many ways to infuse photos with drama, from choosing an unusual angle to focusing on a strong, vibrant palette. One idea I often explore is contrast. No, not so much in the technical sense of shadows and highlights(important as they certainly are), but more fundamentally: I love the power of a single frame to bring together conflicting elements. Sometimes the result is harmonious, a peaceful coexistence of unnatural allies. Sometimes the tension remains unresolved.

Sometimes it’s a bit of both, like in this recent shot I took at a castle in the Bourgogne countryside, in east-central France.

 

Opposites

These walls were originally built in the 16th century — but were covered in fresh, shimmering ivy. Together, the two elements made the entire structure all the more interesting (and, let’s admit it, more photogenic): heavy and light, hard and soft, smooth and textured, inanimate and organic.

In your photo this week, show how opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects. The tension can reside inwhat you choose to show — old vs. new, big vs. small, dark vs. light — or in how you frame and design your shot. I look forward to seeing your entries!

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Photo 101 ~ Day Twelve : Architecture & Monochrome ~ The Thai Wat in Vietnam   16 comments


Photo 101
Day Twelve: Architecture & Monochrome ~ The Thai Wat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Thai Wat

This is a Thai Wat or Buddhist Temple in Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh City.

This is a Thai Wat or Buddhist Temple in Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh City in monochrome. I had the opportunity of taking the photograph but did not actually centralize the framing properly. We were given less than an hour to take photographs here as we were travelling quite a distance to another town.

The Thai Wat

This is another colour version of a Thai Wat or Buddhist Temple in Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh City.

This is another colour version of a Thai Wat or Buddhist Temple in Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh City. I had the opportunity of taking the photograph but did not actually align the framing properly. We were given less than an hour to take photographs here as we were travelling quite a distance to another town. Hopefully, I shall get another chance in future to shoot this uniquely designed Thai Buddhist Temple slowly and not in a rush.

SP Lim

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Photo 101

Day Twelve: Architecture & Monochrome

From geometric patterns on skyscrapers to the ironwork on historical buildings, there are many opportunities to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture.

Consider this intricate, organic “doorway” of La Pedrera, a famous building by architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain:

Photo – not included

Perhaps there’s a grand spiral stairwell at your favorite museum. A stunning Art Deco movie theater in your town. Or a futuristic micro-house on your block. How will you interpret this theme?

Today’s Tip: As we explored yesterday, color is a powerful element in photography. But let’s not forget black and white, or monochrome, which can be very dramatic! Black, white, gray, and shades in between interact in the frame in dynamic ways.

When we talk about monochrome in photography, we’re referring to images developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one color.

Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors. Compare the color and monochrome versions of today’s shot:

WPC Monochrome

The lines, shapes, and surfaces within the frame come alive in both versions in different ways.

If you’ve never gone monochrome, many devices let you switch to black and white shooting mode right in the camera. Or, shoot in color and convert your images to black and white (or grayscale) after in Photoshop or a free image editor like PicMonkey, GIMP, or Pixlr.

Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

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More portraits from Vietnam   Leave a comment


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I was editing the above photograph this morning until my son said he was not well. Firstly he went to the dentist and was told to go the Emergency Ward of Penang Adventist Hospital to be admitted because of the bad swelling. After spending a whole afternoon there and seeing him being warded and treated with IV drip of antibiotic, I came back home to rest. He has to be warded for 3 days because of the medical treatment.
As a widower, I shall see him only tomorrow.

SP Lim
PS So one edited photo for today as I am not in any state to edit any more photographs.
Good night, folks.

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Portraits from Vietnam   2 comments


Portraits from Vietnam
Flash-back to my earlier Vietnam Trip which I had taken some portraits unposted till tonight. Difficult to capture owing to the lighting – from the bright exterior outside the window to the very dark interior. Special thanks to the patient Vietnamese model.

SP Lim
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From the Vietnamese Fishing Village ~ Family’s Sunset   Leave a comment


From the Vietnamese Fishing Village ~ Family’s Sunset

The Vietnamese Family enjoying the beautiful Sunset at a large fishing village.

SP Lim

Sunset

Vietnamese Family enjoying the Sunset

From the Vietnamese Fishing Village   Leave a comment


From the Vietnamese Fishing Village

I managed to capture this landscape photograph from the higher embankment from the beach of this large fishing village at sunset.

SP Lim

From the Vietnamese Fishing Village

From the Vietnamese Fishing Village

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