Preserving moments of time and space.

Posts tagged “monochrome

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The Path Less Travelled

road less taken


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A Silhouette of My Life

Me and the Cross

At my lowest,

God is my HOPE

At my darkest,

God is my LIGHT

At my weakest,

God is my STRENGTH

At my saddest,

God is my COMFORTER.


It’s A Good Thing I’m Not Born Today

Back to the days of kites
The wind
brought freedom and might
The higher I flew,
the farther my sight
Wider horizon
made my future bright.

It’s A Good Thing I’m Not Born Today

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Back to the days of streets
Where real friends
I truly met.
Didn’t care
of the sun’s heat,
As long as I played
using both my hands and feet.

It’s A Good Thing I’m Not Born Today

<a href=”http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/good-tidings/”>Good Tidings</a>


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Men and Boats


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Freedom

A dove flying by a mosque tower


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Selfie Photography

elevator selfie elevator selfie

 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/


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What’s with Math?

Numbers : The Married Man Who Loves His X

I’ve gone to school
they taught us numbers;
Figures and equations
I couldn’t even remember;

Geometry, Algebra
all the inches and meters;
All year long
every given semester;

Graduation at last
counted a lot of beers;
But then when at work
All I need are my fingers.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/daily-prompt-numbers/


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To Where Should I Be?

wanderer 2 black and white monochrome eikons

To where should I be?
If endless roads meet,
and my wings limit the sky as I flee.

To where should I stay?
If seasons change,
like any other place I played.

To where should I die?
If to dust shall I be
as time passes by.

Tell me, to where should I be?


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Time to Warm Up

A week after my return to work here in Jeddah, I began to explore my newly acquired fuji x100s for street photography.

I sold my Canon gear last year to be able to buy this very famous mirrorless camera from fuji. There are two major reasons why I change gear. First, my Canon DSLR’s shutter count is almost done. Secondly, I want a small and more discrete camera to use for my photography genre aside from landscape and still life which is street photography..

feet eikons street photography black and white
Photography here in Saudi Arabia doesn’t have that full freedom yet. There are places where photography is not allowed. Some people, especially Saudis are not that much open yet to be photographed by a stranger. (Note: women here are not allowed to be photographed). As a photographer, I respect there rules and regulations regarding photography.

To start my journey of documenting the streets and people’s lives here in Jeddah, I had a simple photowalk near my place. Later, I found out that most of the people living in that area are Pakistanis (I can recognize them through their clothes.) My purpose is not to fully focus on making photographs but to observe first how people will react on a person walking with a camera and how will they respond if they saw me shooting some things within the area. I also tried to observe if they will be that friendly if I greet them while I pass by. To make it short, I am just warming up. An introduction to my journey which I would like to take while I’m here in a foreign land.

As they say, street photography is very hard. One will be happy if he comes back with at least one successful good shot. Here are some shots from the photowalk.

carpet eikons street photography black and white

sofa eikons street photography black and white

quarter eikons street photography black and whiteThis simple photowalk gave me an idea to document the different front doors and windows where expats lived (excluding those who lived in hotels and grandeur accomodations)  here in Jeddah, KSA.


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You and I

tree eikons black and white tree eikons 2 black and white couple tree


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The Intruders

photo of cows

dogs eikons

cows eikons

cows and dogs eikons

cows and dogs 2 eikons

cows and dogs eikons


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Famine

famine eikons


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The Hue of Me

I’ve already posted a black and white version of this photo here, but since this week’s wordpress photo challenge is about “hue”, I opted to post this colored version together with the black and white.

Since I started loving photography, making photos of sunset is one of my favorites. I just love the colors and peace atmosphere that it brings. It calms my mind and soul. A gift of peace after a busy day. It’s the feeling of completeness and success. It’s beyond any description and explanation.

sunset

But if I like to appreciate beauty in its deepest sense, I tend to look at it in black and white. The simplicity without diversity. The unison of things. The beauty beyond what is seen.

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Oftentimes we feel the same way. Moods change. Different personalities brought by different circumstances. Persons, things and experiences add colors to our life, but at the end of the day only ourselves know who we really are deep within.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/weekly-photo-challenge-horizon/


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Daily Prompt: On The Road

I am surprised as I saw today’s Daily Prompt entitled on the road. Although its main objective is to show bloggers about “travel”, I still want to share this photo of mine taken from the streets of Baclaran, Manila, Philippines. 

This might be a good literal cover photo for today’s theme, “On The Road”.

today’s daily prompt’s theme was printed on the wall along the streets of Baclaran, Manila. 😀

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/daily-prompt-travels/


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Daily Prompt: Clean House – THROWNed

Here in Saudi Arabia, you can see a lot of things like this things abandoned in an empty lot.

In life, oftentimes our place in society depends on what kind of chair we sat upon. In offices, the manager has a better kind of chair than a simple employee. Kings have their own kind too. Look around. You can see people’s society status by simply looking on what kind of chair they’re using. 

In life, we don’t have to change ourselves, only get better. We need to improve but keep who we really are. So aim for a better and improved quality chair, but don’t change how you sit. It’s you. You’re unique.
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/daily-prompt-junk/