Sunday, 22 July 2012
21 july 2012 - 550D, f/10 30s, iso-100
the sunset, drying away on the cloudy canvas, left one last breath of violet while the blues continued to dry darker and deeper into the night. taking a break from working on [airplane] work or wedding pictures, i always find myself chasing colours as they drip from the top of the sky down and soak from the bottom up. lightwaves blend with the reds of the distant sun and the blues of night, adding or subtracting to yield a sum of purple that can only be appreciated by our eyes.
visiting the favourite spots may provide for the same images, but sometimes it's the smaller, more subtle details that keeps things interesting. little things in life that sometimes float by unnoticed, but if we do take notice, we're blessed with little smiles that weigh heavily enough to tip the scale and make our day.
take a look around and breathe some of the ocean air. it's worth it.
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yes, the latest subject i've been fascinated with is our brand new seattle great wheel, and it being an object of motion at the same time as being a stationary object, its painterly properties have been something i've been exploring in my head for a few weeks especially during the late hours in the office, occupying the walk to and from the car at work, as well as the drive times, too.
somehow the circumstances always work out such that i barely miss the colours of sunset, so the muted post-sunset shots i think i've covered, as well as the night shots, so now comes the wait for that opportunity for the perfect sunset where the clouds take on bursts of colour and...well...the wait continues. there have been fantastic sunsets these past few weeks, unfortunately i find myself unable to escape whatever it is that was occupying me at the time. in the meantime, trying different vantage points on the waterfront, i realised i was faced with a choice of two types of pictures: stationary wheel or escape-velocity-fling-things-into-space wheel. i couldn't tell which one i liked better, so here's the wheel in escape velocity mode, too.
these are some of the twisted joys of painting with light.
german grand prix in less than two hours. shame it's not going to be broadcast live [in this country] this week.
Permission to Land
By The Darkness