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    hi all,

    once again, a series of my abstracts that i shot today when i went out. it's called a journey simply because i held my camera from the moment i went out right till the moment i returned home.

    this series is similar to my previous series(es), some traditional photographers would bark in dismay at how my shots lack focus, sharpness, subjects, etc etc. however photography is an art to me and i hope to express this art in the best way that i can. i hope you enjoy this series and i appreciate all forms of comments and critiques.

    and pls view sparingly, you -might- get an eyesore. i'll post the highlights of the series here and most of them can be viewed at my website @ http://sequitur.invalidentry.com/ in the gallery.

    most of them are exposed using shutter priority @ 1 sec.








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    yes, it's a lot of shots, i apologise. :P

    comments and critiques pls, thanks.

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    My lecturer once asked, "Do you know why we are photographer?"
    I was pretty much puzzled by the question and blank-stared at him.
    Knowing that he won't be able to get any answer from me, he replied swiftly
    "Because we are lost people."

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    Quote Originally Posted by excentrique
    My lecturer once asked, "Do you know why we are photographer?"
    I was pretty much puzzled by the question and blank-stared at him.
    Knowing that he won't be able to get any answer from me, he replied swiftly
    "Because we are lost people."

    huh.. ? what ? eh wee thong.. cheem leh :P
    Last edited by sequitur; 14th September 2003 at 07:45 AM.

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    I like this one.....

    humans appearing as some entity that exist in only a form that materalise as what we percieve it as.... this shown us the other side...

    Interesting series and I appreciate your boldness in your interpretations but some of the shots seems too common or giving an impression of just a misfired snapshot..

    try to piece up a story while shooting abstracts will help you focus on what you want to capture as well..

    keep shooting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequitur
    huh.. ? what ? eh wee thong.. cheem leh :P
    As a photographer, we are constantly in search. We are in search of life, the picture, the mood, the time, the world to record in our camera. We use the camera not only to reflect on our existence, but to fulfil certain answers which is beyond the logic of verbal languages and life.

    Only people whom are lost will need to search. And being a photographer whom is constantly searching, we are lost. And yet strangely, it is that feeling of lost which keeps our photography ever exciting and haunting. It is that same feeling which makes us shoot pictures after pictures, and ever hungry for more.

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    Very nice..i like the way you express the journey...pretty unique

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    i'm not too sure about this series.maybe i'm not abstract enough to understand it.

    but i would like for one thing to have the entire series to be in mono tones for one thing.for example this one.



    if it's taken properly(in whatever context there is) i would say that it has a very good photojournalistic view to it and that the story behind this journey could be told better.i prefer a nitty gritty and objective approach to it actually.

    this series reminds me of John Cage's music. His music to some were just crap, but others....exhilarating.

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    Noticed 1 thing though...
    We are constantly either waiting or moving very quickly.

    There are 2 types of people.
    Those who like to laze around,
    or those who wants to have everything, thus doing things quickly.

    Your waiting shots are not blured, while your moving shots are very blured...
    waiting for the bus, waiting on the escalator to reach the end, waiting for the train to stop...


    Nah.... Maybe it's just me seeing things...

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    very cool !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    Noticed 1 thing though...
    We are constantly either waiting or moving very quickly.

    There are 2 types of people.
    Those who like to laze around,
    or those who wants to have everything, thus doing things quickly.

    Your waiting shots are not blured, while your moving shots are very blured...
    waiting for the bus, waiting on the escalator to reach the end, waiting for the train to stop...


    Nah.... Maybe it's just me seeing things...
    hmm.. uh.. so what are you trying to say here ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequitur
    hmm.. uh.. so what are you trying to say here ?

    Ehhh... also...
    Think I'm trying to say we're usually either lazing around or too busy...

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    Honestly, I think this is a good attempt at disastrous photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman
    Honestly, I think this is a good attempt at disastrous photography.
    like i said, i don't expect everybody to like what i'm doing.

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    only the last picture had feeling for me.

    the cold dark corridor.it had depth, it had emotion, and towards your topic, it was like a journey home. somewhere comforting, yet worrying, because it's so gloomy.

    the rest just seem like, quick & easy attempts to go for a snapshot.. it may be a journey, but the pictures do not convey that idea.

    it may have been a good idea for a journey if put on movie film, everything so bizarre and muffled. but on photography it just looks a tad bit messy...


    just my 2 cents.
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