Last Sunday morning, light was nice so I took a walk for a while around a fly-over near home. Still with digital, gawd it really takes me a while to finish the TMAX 100 currently loaded in my FM2... perhaps because it *is* a TMAX, don't wanna waste it too much on stupid frames.

Always love to make compositions out of road marks, they're made of simple lines and shapes so it's good for practice. Plus sometimes you can get new ideas too from these simple frames.

A man walking into infinity.

And I'm a sucker for long shadows. Gotta try setting the camera in timer and hang it on my neck the next time I make this kinda frame... the "taking picture" pose is getting boring.

Obeying the rule.

This one was supposed to be a word play... but I think only Indonesian would get it.

More road marks.

And street sign and lamp.

That guy seemed to be waiting for someone, or something.

Ah, yes, speaking about some beautiful light. Only intended to get the lines and those funky shadows at first try, but then I realized the small gap on the bottom right (or should I say top left, since it's rotated) could be filled by something. A distinct shadow of a biker fit nicely.

And since the scene was that beautiful, I decided to wait just in case another interesting subject would pass the place. Fifteen minutes went by without anything good, I was about to give up and move on to another place, when this suddenly came up:

Owh yeah.

It was worth the wait, I really like this one. :) It's a construction worker who's going to work on some columns which needed repair.

Another worker on the site.

A food vendor for anyone needing breakfast. Yay for tilted horizon.

The noon after did some shooting for that residential houses project my architecture friends are making... Oh yeah, speaking about that, the photograph which I submitted for the next issue of JPGMag is also taken from that project. If you're also on JPG and feeling generous, I'll be grateful if you can vote for it. ;) You can see the link on the right side of this page.

Anyway, working on this project, I realize how much additional lightings can affect interior photos. Being a dumbass I am, I thought you'd only need a tripod and a wide enough lens to do interior photography... boy was I wrong. Cause at one point you're gonna meet those tricky situations where the contrast is too high to capture perfectly without the help of additional fill-in lights. Used to hate flash and the likes, but now I'm seriously considering saving up to purchase some simple studio lights. Depending on how creative you are, they can give some interesting results... plus they can open up new possibilities on other photography fields which is always a good thing.

Don't have any interesting frames from the project itself, this one snapshot I like though:

Dina's easy to be caught off guard. :D

This one was also found in the house I was shooting, surely not going to be in the book but I love it nonetheless.

And to end this yet another short entry, sincerely yours:

Take care, everyone!


tw said...

the flipped shots are very cool. very nice..

Nana said...

shadow2 itu bener2 worth the wait, Wid!

Keren banget!

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subasuba said...

sick. sick. sick. man..what do you eat? bento, sushi? what?! damn.. so superbly done. ne. sick.