Exploration With Symmetry – Let Your Imagination run free.

Exploration with Symmetry 2. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1, 12mm f2 @ f2.8, ISO 640, 1/125sec handheld.

Exploration with Symmetry 1. London Ferry Wharf walkway. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1, 12mm f2 @ f2.8, ISO 640, 1/125sec handheld.

The above scene was shot in London late one night on our way back to our hotel room in Earls Court. We walked by this Ferry Wharf walkway and I found the lighting and symmetry interesting. I knew it wasn’t going to be a 5 star keeper to go into my portfolio but I knew it was important that I captured it.

Exploration with Symmetry 1. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1, 12mm f2 @ f8, ISO 200, 1/10sec handheld.

Exploration with Symmetry 2. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1, 12mm f2 @ f8, ISO 200, 1/10sec handheld.

The same goes for this image, also taken in London. There will be times when I will not take an image of a scene for various reasons. Bad light, not interesting and nothing of personal value. These two however did spark something in my subconscious that compelled me capture them and that is “The Story”. It’s like while I’m viewing the scene, a story starts unfolding in my imagination which will then lead me to explore different types of photo editing to convey that story.

As visual artists we tend to display our art work in a boxed reality frozen in time. Four sides, maybe landscape or portrait orientation and if we are lucky a title that may hint at what we are implying. I understand that these days attention spans have reduced so that we can keep up with the in flood of digital information we are trying to consume, but we need to be able to say what we were thinking while taking that image or what it represents. Just for the simple fact that people love to know what’s going on inside your head.

So I here you say “What’s the stories behind these images then Mykal?”

Well It’s one story that links the two and that story is………………for Mondays blog post.  🙁

Those of you that have subscribed to my weekly news letter, I’ll be posting the first one this Sunday night Oz time. I hope it will inspire, educate and entertain you while you tread this path of photography.

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