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.
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.
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 3, Crop 1, NJN665, Copyright 2012 by Nawfal Johnson Nur, 8 Feb 2012.