North America, Photography, Roaming

Developing Your Eye: Day 10 – Architecture

Of course.

Right after “a Pop of Colour”, our task is to do a shot in monochrome! One that had to be one of architecture. A clever twist of a challenging our perspectives in both structure and colour.

It’s funny because I shoot architecture a lot (although not all of it makes it to Instagram!). As a history lover, I do love old buildings. They reminded me that people were here before and they had hopes, dreams, and fears not dissimilar to ours today.

Furthermore, historic buildings are beautiful!

Although I usually shoot in colour, I do admire monochrome; it’s dark, dynamic, moody, and sophisticated.

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Fun Stuff, Photography

Developing Your Eye: Day 9 – A Pop of Colour

At present time, I think the world is a little bit grey.

Not because it’s the end of winter; I generally noticed that I don’t see much colour in life anymore. Perhaps it’s because of all the depressing world politics that we’ve gone a bit grey like the 70s.

We need more burst and intensity in our lives. Thus, I do keep my eye out for it. But I have found it difficult to find natural colours that are not a brand or supermarket bought flowers.

As luck would have it, I came across this beautiful door when I was in Chichester last week:

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A blue door spotted in Chichester, Sussex

Besides the blue splash, I was drawn to the unique whale door knock. I’ve never seen anything quite like that before! Continue reading “Developing Your Eye: Day 9 – A Pop of Colour”

Photography

Developing Your Eye: Day 8 – Treasure

It doesn’t take much to make me happy.

The most simple of things can fill me with glee – and make me treasure the memory – for always: a comfy item of clothing that I will wear until it gets holes in it… a catchy song to dance to… a hot cup of tea… a beautiful sunset… t-switch inductions that allow me to hear better… a funny message from a good friend… my tattoo… I could go on and on.

Food often hits the spot.

It’s the minimal requirement of our lives and I also consider it an art form, as the cooks do put so much love, attention, and care into it.

Like a few days ago, the chefs at work created this pizza for me:

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Antipasti pizza made specially for me. Look at the details; it’s so perfect!

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Art and Culture, Photography

Developing Your Eye: Day 7 – Big

Go big or go home!

I think that was every cathedral master builder’s idea. It still fathoms me how they managed to build something of this scale back in the medieval days.

Alas, they still did it.

At first sight, Chichester Cathedral was very plain looking and rather small compared to others like Salisbury or Canterbury. But as I walked around, I found gems, such as the medieval ceiling art I mentioned in “Day 5 – Connect”.

Carrying on, I discovered these beautiful ceilings within the towers:

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The Bell Tower of Chichester Cathedral

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Art and Culture, Photography, Roaming

Developing Your Eye: Day 6 – Solitude

As an introvert, I value solitude.

It gives the precious moment that allows you to be by yourself, to think things through, and to recover from people in the crazy outside world.

So, I don’t see solitude as a bad thing, but something more of a necessity. There is still a social stigma against it, as society has such an aversion to loneliness; yet, I believe this is where all the magic happens.

As I was aware of this task, I have been roaming with my phone this last week on the lookout for images to capture of “solitude”, but nothing has matched up to this I took in Portland last September:

I love doing candid photography.

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