Macro Still Life Photography

CANNON BALL TREE FLOWER & BEES, Bold Version

CANNON BALL TREE FLOWER AND BEES Bold-001

Description BOLD VERSION. Title: ‘CANNON BALL TREE FLOWER & BEES, Bold Version’. Creation Year: 2014. Genre: Macro Flower Still Life Photography. Medium(s): Digital Photography. Materials: n/a Influences: Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger. Collection: FINE ART COLOUR FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY. Collection Years: 2007 to Present (On-Going). Fine Art Print Sales Gallery Link: http://www.imagekind.com/CANNON-BALL-TREE-FLOWER-AND-BEES-Bold_art?IMID=36df3e2f-5d65-47db-a0a1-75831cd920e6 Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia.

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LIBERATION thru being FREE FROM FACEBOOK

"GOLDDOOR PADLOCK in ORANGE."  Photographed at the Burmese Buddhist Temple, Pulau Tikus, Penang, Malaysia. Copyright 2013 Nawfal Johnson ~ All Rights Reserved.

“GOLDDOOR PADLOCK in ORANGE.”
Photographed at the Burmese Buddhist Temple, Pulau Tikus, Penang, Malaysia.
Copyright 2013 Nawfal Johnson ~ All Rights Reserved.

Liberated, Orange Dead-Bolt Free from Old GOLDDOOR, Rusty Padlock

I deleted my facebook account.

I’m liberated.

Well, I’m free from facebook, at least.

Recently, it became public fact that b i g  b r o t h e r  had total access to facebook.

I believe in the US Constitution:  I know of at least two of my ancestral great grandfathers, and one ancestral great-uncle, who sacrificed and fought in the American Revolution (1775 to 1783):  to me, that is a big deal – it means that my ancestors fought and bled for the very freedoms that are being trashed today by the current political system…this is NOT right.

Facebook is hypocritical, and any other of the major social media and email corporations, who tell you in their Policy statements that your privacy is important to them, yet, they have given free access to b i g    b r o t h e r to   s n o o p   on everyone.   That is a direct violation of yours and mine inalienable rights protected (not so protected any more though) in the Bill of Rights.  This lack of privacy is a direct violation of the 4 th Amendment.

fourth amendment: an overview

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Ultimately, these words endeavor to protect two fundamental liberty interests – the right to privacy and freedom from arbitrary invasions.  [ Source:  http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fourth_amendment ]

This is NOT a post on constitutional law – I’m not qualified to cover the topic.  However, I do know that when there is NO probable cause, and there is NO warrant, then there is NO access to your ‘stuff’ – and this SHOULD include digital and online ‘stuff’ too.

Therefore, I no longer wish to be part of a website, facebook, who so blatantly disregards our inalienable rights of privacy.

I only hope that my friends from facebook can continue and wish to visit my blogs to see my new photography because they won’t see it at facebook any more.

“Fake” friends – you know, those people you added to your friends-list.  These are the people that don’t bother to reciprocate your interest in their work, and they never comment and like your work – yeah, those people.  I’m happy to be free of those people.

I fully believe in proper manners and proper and authentic reciprocation.  If I truly like someone’s work, I will “like” it, and perhaps I may make a comment about why I like a person’s work.  However, a one-way relationship gets stale very quickly, so don’t expect a one-way relationship to last very long with me – I simply don’t appreciate it and will not continue those types of negative relationships.

Thanks for visiting my site.  If you like my work, then please hit the “Like” button, and you can subscribe to my blog also – don’t forget that option.

TWO RUSTY BOLTS

"TWO RUSTY BOLTS Go into a Bar, and the Sociopathic one demands of his Minion."  Yeah, so what, strange title for an art photograph.  But, I can name it whatever I want, so there, alright!

“TWO RUSTY BOLTS”

“Most times, we look at objects for their utilitarian purpose. But as photographers, we regard them for their momentary visual appearance.” – Catherine Jo Morgan

Yes, I too see things for their momentary visual appearance and decide if it will make an interesting photograph to me.

The fact that an object attracts my eye is not surprising to me.  What surprises me is that another person will have no appreciation for such mundane objects and totally disregard them, either in real life, or as represented and interpreted in photographs.  They, the close-minded, I fear, just don’t get it.

9-SECONDS ONLY

“9-Seconds, v. 5, Edit C”

9-Seconds, v5, Edit C - v.5 Copyright 2011 Nawfal Johnson Nur.  Original photograph created 3 Aug 2008.  The general idea behind this photograph was to capture a certain amount of time in one frame.  In this case, it was 9-Seconds.  9-Seconds Only.  The 9 shadow marks of the second hand movement shows the 9-seconds.

9-Seconds, v5, Edit C - v.5 Copyright 2011 Nawfal Johnson Nur. Original photograph created 3 Aug 2008. The general idea behind this photograph was to capture a certain amount of time in one frame. In this case, it was 9-Seconds. 9-Seconds Only. The 9 shadow marks of the second-hand movement shows the 9-seconds.

MOTIVATIONS:

When photographs are created, one of the silent ingredients that go into the composition is shutter speed.  By looking at the photograph, we can kind of tell what the general shutter speed is.  A photo of a speeding car shown in stop-action may be photographed with a shutter speed above 1/250 second – give or take a stop here or there.  A low-light conditions photo, shot at ISO100, will likely have  a slower shutter speed, and depending on MANY VARIABLES, the shutter speed used could be anywhere from a half-second to several seconds.

The point I’m attempting to make is that without having access to EXIF data, the viewer really does not have a clear idea of the shutter speed used to capture a photograph.  And in many cases, most viewers don’t care to know the shutter speed.

WHAT MAKES “9-SECONDS” DIFFERENT?

What was needed for this photograph was to create an image where the subject was time itself.  In the case of this photograph, “9-Seconds”, the magic of time is illustrated by the movement of the seconds hand.  In a way, the viewer may become curious and count the shadowy second-hand lines.  The viewer becomes involved in the photo in this way.  One thing for sure, this photo was created using a 9-seconds shutter speed, give or take a few milliseconds.