drowning in thought

DROWNING IN THOUGHT

DROWNING IN THOUGHT

“DROWNING IN THOUGHT.”

Here’s an exercise to see if anyone gives a damn.

If you have a Facebook account – delete it! Don’t announce your deletion, just do it.

Then, wait a week, two weeks, one month…and see how many of your so-called “Friends” and even Family bother to contact you by email, or snail-mail, to find out where you disappeared to…to see if you fell off the edge of the planet…to see if you were eaten by a crocodile…to see if you were abducted by aliens…etc.

IF anyone bothers to take a couple minutes to contact you by some other form of communication, THEN, you know those people give a damn!

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DROWNING IN THOUGHT

DROWNING IN THOUGHT:  Kick’en the tires of my new, well, homemade, water-proof flash housing / light enhancer.

Drowning in Thought, Version 1, Crop 1, by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 8 Feb 2012.

Drowning in Thought, Version 1, Crop 1, by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 8 Feb 2012.

Photographs Details:

All Photos are Copyright 2012 Nawfal Johnson Nur.
Subject:  Me – Couldn’t ask anyone else to be my test subject.
Titles:  Versions of “Drowning in Thought.”
Lens:  NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3 (set at 70mm) – fully manual lens (now).
Shutter Speed:  1/80 sec.
Aperture:  f/16.
Flash:  One Canon Speedlite 420EX, inside my homemade water-proof housing, that’s also a light modifier.  (It’s not much to look at, but I really like the results; and, I had the flash about 9-inches from me as the water was splashing all over – In the end, the flash was totally dry!)  The housing was getting hit with buckets of water, but my flash on the inside stayed dry – awesome – at least that was a success, “Hur’rah!”

Why “Drowning in Thought”?

My self-portrait photographs are figurative, and also literal:  Sometimes it is easier to make images to express feelings and show emotions.  The image is a semi-representative effort of what is going on in the mind, or so I think it can work in this way with some success.

Well, maybe I’ve just run head-on into a strange phase of life, which is, for lack of a better string of words, “Just Heavy…”  Therefore, I thought the titles of these images, “Drowning in Thought” was pretty appropriate.

Drowning in Thought, Version 2, Crop 1a, NJN665, Copyright 2012 by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 8 Feb 2012.

Drowning in Thought, Version 2, Crop 1a, NJN665, Copyright 2012 by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 8 Feb 2012.

Drowning in Thought, Version 3, Crop 1, NJN665, Copyright 2012 by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 8 Feb 2012.

Drowning in Thought, Version 3, Crop 1, NJN665, Copyright 2012 by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 8 Feb 2012.