Saturday, June 25, 2011

Back to Basics II

These images come from my second day in a beginning photography workshop I'm taking.  We were on the beach at 6:15 am and the clouds were out in full force...the sun refused to cooperate, but we did our best!  Less inspiration today and far more perspiration than I'm used to (so far).  I hope you enjoy this sneak preview...our instructor will not see them until next Thursday's class!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Sunday Drive in the Country

Exactly as the title says except for the most part seeing areas I had never seen before in St.Joseph and St.George.  The air was cool and moist and with few cars on the road.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Recent Black & Whites

I've continued this re-discovery of the black & white and find great pleasure in getting the right contrast, almost at the expense of composition and other considerations.  I hope to pull this all together into an exhibit of black & whites this summer.  Its a fascinating medium, a way of seeing that does not allow for the momentary and facile "discovery" of a pleasing arrangement of colours.  I guess they both have their place and I'm most successful in my shooting when I just don't judge at all...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Traditional Chinese Classical Concert @ Frank Collymore Hall

This past Sunday, June 5th was the occasion of a fantastic concert of traditional Chinese Classical music.  It was sponsored by His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Wei Qiang of the People's Republic of China and the National Cultural Foundation  of Barbados with each piece being introduced by a Presenter. The musicians numbered four, playing traditional instruments and these dating back, in some cases, to 771-221 B.C.  If you've ever heard traditional Chinese Music in its recorded form, it does not come close to the live experience! (all of the factual information in the captions is extracted from the accompanying concert programme-direct quotes in quotation marks)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Poof, the Magic Cushion!

I don't know how many times I've driven past the vendor on the side of the road near the mall but today it struck me to park the car and investigate these rather mundane/benign objects.  Pattern, colour, geometry, asymmetry, PLUS the newly discovered in camera settings, shooting JPEGS.  As usual I rushed because I noted as I was leaving the scene far more to photograph than what originally caught my eye!  I hope you enjoy these!

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