I promise I haven’t been smoking or sipping anything. The only thing I may be under the influence of is too much incense, which can be pretty heady stuff. Seriously though, when I started processing the new smoke trails images, I began to see something else…movement, shape, water, fire, dolphins, lions, even eyes, faces…aliens? All have an ethereal quality to them, not unlike cloud gazing when you see ducks and horses flying through the sky.
Do you see what I see? Or something different? Take a look, then really slow down and look again. Be patient. Wait for it. Tell me what you see. I’m going to leave the comments open on this one because I am dying to hear your feedback on these images…even if you just want to say you think I’m losing it and need to put the incense down! I might have to agree with you!
Manual: Page 20—Digital-Vari Programs Explained
Images: Earlier today I posted a quote from Pep Bonet, featured photographer on Kodak Gallery. He said, “Strong photos come from living the experience and being able to capture the emotions.” He has some fascinating images, awards, and experiences you can read about. I love how he describes his photography:
Many of my photographs represent the unbalanced world in which we live. I could be photographing advertising, but that is not my passion. I want to give voices to those who do not have it. This helps me understand the unbalanced world. While my photos many not change this world it provides me with a peace of mind that I have been able to see the world this way.
Here are his NINE TIPS for how to be a better photographer:
- Experience the photo first.
- Hard work.
- Feelings and Emotions.
- Power of Suggestion.
- A Signature of Your Own.
- Talk to the Locals.
- Taking Risks.
- It’s All In a Word.
- Make Mistakes.