I remember earlier in my beginning of photography (don’t be confused, I will always Amateur) I was doing some series and call is along side the bridge, earlier before I start driving. It was wonderful days, I keep my cam (digital/DSLR) with me all the time. But now days too lazy, and very little time to fix any photo. So the dust covered my DSLR. However, mobile cam doing good job, but less fun than DSLR. I think the more we get tired to get something, the bigger chance to felt it all, and appreciate the moment of results. Mobile’s cam now making everything more easier, and with my DSLR, it was much difficult. No one was suspect the time the effort to get one good shot. I was running everything in manual. Even the lens I got not working with auto focus, and the most annoying thing it was that I only like the natural light, I despite the “fake” lights from flashes. Probably this believes crossed my life through reading experience, from a book or two, or through the experience I faced from dim lights, and how we shuts off windows and prevent sunlight enter our life, all this because of “virtue” !
I drifted away like always!
This photo taken while jogging, here’s I admit nothing good but your mobile to capture such an expected scene. Road was in my left, so I’m expecting drivers passes me and says, what a crazy fella ! 🙂
It’s very few times that we felt the autumn here, therefore I want this to be remembered…
In the few times that Athena fully enjoyed of the day without disturbing, she found this star and jumped inside doing all the moves that she can remember. As always, I let all kids be free and all they want by keep a distant between me and them, then I took the shot. Here Huawei’s camera will not let you down. With right angle and right opetions I figured out that beautiful girl will come to the center, and she never let me down.
Athena my girl, if you one day grow up and see these posts, I hope you know that you are always my shining star in this dark world and time.
And I would says like Kiven Costner says in the movie Molly’s Game to his daughter:
“I’m your father
Trying to comprehend how much I love you, would be like, trying to visualize the size of the universe.”
I will always wonder, how’s my Athena will see her photos…
I believe the more technology advance we achieve, the more easier to hide our ugliness.
We were faces that we would like people to see, and take a line of events that proof our aim smoothly. While the monster inside us crouch silently to the surface. Till one day when everything will expose, we will live in denying, and the monster creep will shows our hidden face. We are creatures of habit, we fed from ugliness and hurt, ablnd our claimed beauty it just a shallow. We are hollow all the time and fed our emptiness with anything far from our reality.
We are shy to be us !
Instead technology becomes a tool, it start to possess our personality. As Nietzsche says; if you start looking to abyss, the abyss will start looking at you. Without our control we are pushed to be something we are not. like a novel, the writer sometime have no control of his own characters and drove him in a places that he don’t want.
So how’s this affecting our kids?!
In a world that push us to be something else, our failure having affect ourselves, and instead we support the individuality of one kid, we go and restrictive him to be same as others. That’s eventually, with/without our notice, will kill creativity for one kid. We creating a robot over a human!
Yes we do… Yes we sadly do !
June 25, 2017 Ash Shifa – Taif.
On a family trip to Taif. I knew the first day will be the longest day on that trip! But, memories most of the time works somehow on a way we can’t expected, I mean when I come to remember that long day, I knew for sure there were things I hate and make it longer than a regular day, I remeber only the feeling but always failed to remember the event. Only some good memories remains in mind. I imagine that everyone are same like me. Which kind great thing, although I would like to keep as well the bad one.
My sister that day called me twice to visit one area where the silence cover it. I was too busy to just listen to here. Then later, when I was fully exhausted I got care less, and not interested to do anything, so I went to see what my sister want to show me, and I was amazed. A small place, where abandoned house, some garbage, and one tree cut, broken door as well. All this human touch, abandoned for years, not stopped nature life conquer it. After my sister, wife and nephews went out and left me alone. I noticed the bees, flys, and spuders. Also suddenly bugs comes from the ground after nephews rumpus. It was a bit scary thing 😅
So, I was too tired to use my Nikon, so I usedmy mobile Huawei P9 Plus, and when I assure I took many photos from many angles, I flew away.
Nature life is amazing, but when we are ignorance about it, we end up sacred from being hurt. From this certain point, humans proof they are truly vicious and merciless.
How many life ended over these kind of ignorance?!!
Al Mukalla – Yemen, 2013
I couldn’t sleep at night, my new journey is about to end. The next day I have to leave my wife, we just married, nothing was right !
I took my gear nearly 5:00 AM, and leave the room, and go back of hotel. There’s a beautiful shore setting there, I didn’t know what I might found, so I pull all my equipments. Between many good photos I took, this one was interested me more.
In a long walkway along the shore, build I believe for fishers, I wash the crabs running front of me, too fast to catch. The I Saw the boats out for fishing, and there’s one boat above all, sailing lonely. I noticed no fishers run near to him, and I assumed it’s a place where there no fish in it at all. In somehow remind me with the story for Hemingway; Old Man And The Sea. How this fighting the power of the nature and trying to conquer it.
I hope he not end up like the story 😞
P.S to myself: you were also that day empty and lonely. You were same like this fisherman. Seeing yourself against the world !