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January 18 2015

Things on my mind today:

  • Things to get done.

Here is an image from a day trip to Daegu last year. It is the final one in the little series of blurred colours in the rain.

Daegu delights

Daegu delights

And here is an image from Berlin taken with the iPhone.

Confidence that each step is the step which brings me closer to you

Confidence that each step is the step which brings me closer to you

 

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January 17 2015

Things on my mind today:

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Future

Things that should be on my mind today:

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Now

The future will take care of itself.

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Daegu

Berlin

Berlin

Been two times to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. Both times the sun shone and it was a dry day. Both times, I noticed these beads of water on the walls of the structures. From where do they come? There was no rain for days. Tears?

Peace.

 

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January 11 2015

I like making New Year’s resolutions and usually I am quite good at keeping them. I don’t make many and I tend not to try to make radical changes. One of the resolutions I have made is in relation to my photography and involved, amongst other things, in deciding to look back before looking forward. I want to complete the series of images from Asia last year and also some others taken in 2014. Once that has been completed, the work begins. Stay tuned for updates.

Efforts to remain unseen

Efforts to remain unseen

Here is the final one in the series of images. This one is unlike the others as it is in colour. Hope you like it. May come back to this style later in year. We will see.

This is another image from Berlin taken with the 1-hour Photo app on the iPhone. I like this app so much.

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Getting closer

 

 

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January 10 2015

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As lovers love

 

As lovers love, they become the other

but times, they wish

themselves

they could recover

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January 9 2014

One more to add to the latest in the series of images. This is another taken last year, this time in Taipei, and played with in January of this year. I can have so much fun these type of images. Let’s see where we can go with these. Thanks for all the great feedback on this little series.

Taipei Trypophobia

Taipei Trypophobia

 

Blur will save the world, you know. Sure clarity allows us to see what is what, but it is blur which allows harmony and integration. It knocks the hard edges off things and colours blend. Believe in blur.

Believe in blur: Blur will save the world

Believe in blur: Blur will save the world

 

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January 8 2015

Back to daily posts. Have been compiling my favourite images of 2014 over the past two weeks or so and arrived at the end of it yesterday. I have to say I am very pleased by the feedback friends and contacts have provided. But time to look forward now and begin to post new images. But there’s the thing. It is not as simple as that. Over Christmas I was looking back at the photographs I go through 2014 and I realised there is still a lot of work there for me. I posted this image to Flickr back in September.

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Trypophobic Tokyo

And I knew I had found something new to develop. This resulted in this post on Monday.

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Trypophobic Tokyo

And leads on to this post today.

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Trypophobic Tokyo [3]

Photography is a great hobby and a hobby must be fun.

And talking of phun! What is more phun than the iPhone? Nothing, I tell you! And to prove it, here is a shot of me having phun with my iPhone.

Trying to see

Trying to see

 

 

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2014: My favourite images – December

And on to the final month of the year: December. This will bring a total of 11 images chosen for both DSLR and iPhone. 11 months as I didn’t post anything to Flickr in the month of April. My friend, Michael Veltman, suggested I should choose my favourite image of 2014 to make up the 12 photos for the year. So, tomorrow I will try to choose one image that is my very favourite from 2014. This will not be easy. Maybe you could help me. What is your favourite image of mine in the past 12 months?

In December, I had a short visit to Berlin to attend a conference and in the evenings I got out shooting. One evening I took a walk along one of the main shopping streets – a street whose name I cannot recall. This wonderful building lit up in white stripes to contrast with the black of the building was eye catching and I knew I had to get a few shots of it. I got a few of passersby blurred out as they crossed the intersection in front of it and headed up the street. Passing a black van and seeing how the lights of the store lit up on the side of the van got me thinking and composing. I stood on the side of the street and waited for cars and passersby to come. The results are below. Click on them for the large version. 

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And in this little series the one I like most is this:

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December

 

December was probably the best month for images posted to the iPhone account. There are so many that I really like and choosing a favourite from this month is very difficult. I could easily choose any of the following images. Click on them for the large version. 

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Also, any of these could easily be my favourite:

 

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But the one which I like most is this taken in Copenhagen. Reflections are another way of seeing and so often they can transform the ordinary to the extraordinary. Any time I see glass or a shiny surface I am looking to see what it reflects. This old and dirty window in Copenhagen had not been cleaned in years and the grime gave such a beautiful texture. All I had to do was wait for someone to enter the scene and in what was a ready-made frame.

Reflections in a forgotten window frame

December

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2014: My favourite images – November

November saw more photographs from Copenhagen. Choosing my favourite DSLR for November is very easy for me.

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November

I struggled with processing this image and wrote about it here in November. I posted other similar images in the month which I also like:

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November has been the easiest month for me to choose my favourites. This iPhone image stands out for me. It is a simple, straight-up street shot.

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November

Only one month left and then to choose my favourite image of 2014. Thanks for all the visits.

 

 

 

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2014: My favourite images – October

October saw me visit Copenhagen for the first time and how I loved the visit. It is one the coolest cities I have ever been to. The people are calm, friendly and also very cool. In the week I was there I managed to get in as much shooting as possible and had some good fortune while doing so. Having cycled all my life, Copenhagen was a delight for me. The guy who I was renting an apartment from left me use of his bike for the week. This allowed me to get around the city with ease and to see as much as possible in a short time.

I really do not think I have ever visited anywhere and come back with so many images that I liked. With the DSLR, I loved these images taken on a sunny evening on the main shopping street in Copenhagen. You can click through to see the large images.

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But the image which I like more than any that I got in Copenhagen has no recognisable features that can link it to the city of Copenhagen. It is a classic bokeads image. I have been doing fewer and fewer of those in recent times, and I do think it is something I need to get back to. I gave this one the title of “The weight of other people”. There is a theme of loneliness in these images, a yearning to be able to hide; hide from others and hide mainly from ourselves.  Other people should keep us buoyant. If they don’t, cut them loose.

October

As I was saying, I was so pleased with the images I got in Copenhagen and those shot with the iPhone were also great. Here are some of my favourites – you can click through to see the large images.

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But the one I like most (even more than this one) again has no recognisable features of Copenhagen, but it is my favourite.

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October

Only two months to go! What will be my overall favourite from 2014?

 

 

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2014: My favourite images – September

September saw 58 photographs posted to Flickr. A perfectly even split of 28 to each account. This is probably the hardest month yet to choose a single image. I had the great fortune of getting some good night shots around Shibuya, Tokyo. Is it OK for me to say that I love some of my own images? I think it is. And this short series of three, I just love.

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And here are others which sing for me too. 

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These three are special for me also.

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But the image which gets my vote, the one which brings me in and keeps me there is this one. Taken on a rainy day in Tokyo, you can see Tokyo going about its business in the distance through the raindrops on the window.

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Of the 28 iPhone images posted to Flickr in September, the one I like most is this one, taken on a wet night in Shinjuku. This girl appeared from around the corner behind me and I had to quickly snap to get her in the frame. It is a lucky shot, not in focus, but who cares about that. This photograph hit Explore number 1, a nice little bonus.

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

 

 

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