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The Fountain   Leave a comment


The Fountain

The simple water fountain found at the Penang Botanic Garden,

SP Lim

The Fountain at the Penang Botanic Garden

The Fountain at the Penang Botanic Garden

Water bus – an easier way to travel around   2 comments


Water bus – an easier way to travel around

Water bus - an easier way to travel around the lake,

Water bus – an easier way to travel around the lake,

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?

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

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Photo 101: Day Three: Water & Orientation   16 comments


Day Three: Water & Orientation

Water – Livelihood

I had the opportunity of photo-shooting a fisherman casting his net near the beach. Here are two versions of the fishermen in landscape and portrait formats. My preference is the landscape or horizontal format as it emphasizes the size of the fishing net and casting action of the fisherman to catch any fish. The portrait format has parts of the large fishing net cropped away thus focussing on the fishermen but the lighting did not permit a finer details of the fishermen face so defeats the purpose of the photograph. The weather was sometimes sunny and cloudy with an approaching storm in the late afternoon. It rained half an hour later after the shoot. These are my opinions and I do welcome the trainers’ and other bloggers’ inputs.

SP Lim

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Day Three: Water & Orientation
We have different relationships to and 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 might symbolize a place we’ve left behind, or a location we dream to go.

Here’s Tomales Bay in Northern California at dusk, before a nighttime kayak ride:
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Remember: The official course tag is photo101 (one word, no space). Don’t forget to tag your posts so we can find your submissions in the Reader!

How will you interpret this theme? How can you tell a story with water?

Today’s Tip: Ever wonder whether a photograph will work better horizontally or vertically? It’s a great question to ask when looking through your viewfinder! Humans have binocular vision — which means we have two eyes, adjacent to one another — and naturally scan a scene along a horizontal, rather than vertical, plane.

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. If you’re aiming for an establishing shot, what orientation works better? How does a vertical shot affect your scene?

In your street shot, you established a scene with a background, foreground, and a focal point within it. Apply this thinking to your water shot — and to your upcoming photographs this month. The tips in this course are cumulative, which means these shooting tips all work together to help you create better photographs!

You’re welcome to publish one or both versions of your image — and are free to talk about your shooting process, too.
Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

At the water-hole   Leave a comment


At one of the water-holes of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
One can see a hive of activities at the flowing water from a spring located at a village of Central Highlands of Vietnam. As it was early morning. some members of the hill tribe are collecting drinking water to be carried back home in polycarbonate bottles. A small boy was taking his early morning bath in the cold clear spring water and later with the mother’s assistance. Others are washing their clothes and blankets. As the hour ticked by, more and more members are seen here including an elderly lady. Please note that some of the photographs taken, are with the help of these paid models.

SP Lim

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