Beauty in Darkness

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Docklands, Melbourne. Something about this shot just mesmerizes me, although I can’t exactly explain why. At first glance, I thought this shot was too dark. But this big, beautiful yacht seemed more majestic and sharp and the light reflections from the distant skyscrapers danced on the smooth and calm waters. Maybe this is too dark for my taste. But I can’t deny that it is beautiful.

Carry Me Home

The Carrier

No, this isn’t real. But it’s eerily life-like I had to go around this particular display like a vulture at the National Gallery of Victoria to make sure they’re not breathing. Patricia Piccinini’s  “The Carrier” is made of silicone, fibreglass, human and animal hair, and clothing. But aside from its almost-real appearance, what I found most intriguing about this exhibit was the meaning behind it. See full shot below.

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The Carrier

There was no explanation so I’ll leave it to you to create your own meanings and metaphors. That is, after all, the point of art: to make us think and challenge our own perceptions.

 

 

Windmills of the Gods

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After a month-long hiatus due to the damage caused by Yolanda (Haiyan), I took a short trip to the northern part of Luzon to see for myself the 70-meter Bangui windmills in Ilocos. The long road trip up north was all worth it. Good for the eyes & good for the environment, too. 🙂

Black Hole

moon at night

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

Just as I love taking pictures of the sun, I love taking pictures of the moon. It is mystical, alluring, and secretive. And when dark clouds gather around it, it looks like a vortex ready to suck the life out of the world.

This isn’t one of the sharpest images I’ve taken but I guess the noise only highlights the eerie-ness of the picture. Now I’m imagining witches in brooms and the blackest of bats flying…

 

Blush

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For this challenge, we want to keep it simple: share a photograph with a prominent color (or assortment of colors) that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a color that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colors that excites you and tells a visual story.

I’m a fan of dark colors especially the classic black-and-white duo. Lately though, I’ve been obsessed with makeup (as to why, I really don’t know) so I’ve been experimenting with both light colors and dark colors for eyeshadows and blushes.

Feminine is not a word I can associate myself with. Then again, perhaps this is another side of me emerging. 🙂