It’s been a hectic two months at work.
There has not been much time to dabble in photography. And thats made me very sad. And the climate in Saudi Arabia at this time of the year is hot and harsh, I’d rather sit at home than go outside. And it being Ramadan, I am usually too tired to go out anyway.
This scenario, meant photography would have to be indoors. And that lead me to try my hand at time lapse photography. What i am posting here is nothing spectacular. Just my first attempt at this genre for the first time.
I couldn’t come with a better subject than “melting ice cream”. It’s probably been done to death.
Anyway here it is:
And Thanks for visiting !
The late afternoon is a difficult time to shoot, with the sun just overhead casting deep shadows and high contrast. Since beautiful cityscapes were out of the question, I decided on some tiles stacked up on the terrace.
I felt today should be about shadows.
The white balance was set to sunny. I could really appreciate the difference in color temperature in the highlights and the shade. Never appreciated this kind of stuff before.
It’s very hot, where I live, with the temperature hovering around 42 degrees Celsius. And the humidity!
And there’s nothing better than a chilled beverage to beat the heat.
I was thoroughly tired of photographing at home. I wanted to get out and shoot something. Anything!
And that’s when I noticed the AC repair guy across my apartment. Grumpy young fellow. Doesn’t appear too friendly. But his workplace is cramped, dirty, dusty and haphazard.
Now, I am not the kind of person, who is good at small talk. I rarely start conversations and I am probably the last guy you want to be with at parties.
So, it was not going to be easy asking this guy about photographing his workshop.
I wanted to get in and shoot and I really wanted to try out my Helios 55mm outside the house. Thus , I gave in to self persuasion and asked him. He agreed and gave me 15 minutes. I think he was more curious than being friendly.
I got in, but what do I shoot ? 15 minutes is so short. Hastily I decided to photograph his tools. Unfortunately there weren’t much. Just a few old air conditioners and some hand tools.
Towards the end of my allotted time, I asked to photograph him. He declined politely and I think he was glad I left.
I felt good. It’s not about the photographs. They aren’t outstanding in any way. I just did something I usually would not, and it wasn’t unpleasant.
There are textures everywhere. Anywhere u look u see them. The coarse wood, the smooth sand, the woven fabric.
I think they make for interesting images. No stories there, just texture.
Here are a few textures I see everyday.
The elevator button
The wood on the staircase railing.
The garage floor
Sometimes stacked on a wooden plank
A busy day at my dental practice means a lot of instruments to be washed and sterilized.
I never considered photographing dental instruments before. But this blog has me looking for images everywhere.
So here they are a : few dental armamentarium
And here is the loading bay of the autoclave where all these instruments will sterilized after being pouched.
By the way, I am a dentist. At least when I am without a camera.
Shooting Ice becomes tiring after a while. Careful focusing with an adapted macro lens is painstakingly slow. The ensuing back ache becomes troubling and I found myself wanting to shoot something more relaxing.
That’s when I noticed these shadows. Funny I never noticed them before. I got my children to sit there.
I just had enough time to take 2 photographs, before they ran away. Children are so impatient!
Totally bored and with nothing else coming to mind, I decided to freeze some water and try out a little macrophotography.
The patterns found are interesting.