Sorry for the long silence! To be honest, the past few days I have been channelling the brain power to other pressing matters.
Quickly changing the subject, I'm glad to announce that Arep has updated his Fotopage with pictures of our photography outing in Oxford. All these pictures were pinched, borrowed, stolen from his page (sorry Arep!)
I find it fascinating, that although we were at the same place, with the same people, photographing the same subjects - our photos differ uniquely in style. Amazing. Here are my favourites: (and my commentary)
Compared to mine, Arep's portrays Sarah in a warm light and managed to capture one of Sarah's many expressions. The angle is also tilted to give an interesting perspective. All in all the combined effect produces a moody, atmospheric, stylish picture.
Moving outside, I love the composition of photo very much indeed. In a way it's a strange family photo of all of us together, but doing separate things. The picture leads the eye from Sarah at the front to the rest of the family members - each busy with their own activity. PMS right at back mirrors Sarah's red jacket. Very lucky shot! In my opinion, if Arep cloned out the water bottle it would make the picture more tidy.
Another family portrait, and again in motion. This is PMS and yours truly doing a 1-2-3-heave! to Sarah. I love the candidness of the shot.
Another candid one (I wasn't aware I was being photographed) of ironically, me stalking Sarah. I rarely appear in photos (as I'm always the photographer) so I find it strange looking at my own photo - a very informal one at that. That time, I was photographing Sarah from a low angle while she was throwing leaves at me, and it produced this picture (notice Arep in the background).
What I like about the above picture is - it's another informal group photo of all of us that day (unfortunately minus Arep). I like pictures where the subjects of the picture are as if frozen in a pantomime.
Arep's depiction of Amar, who was lying on the street. Amar!!!
This was Sarah showering Amar with Autumn weathered leaves. One thing I greatly regret was in my version of this photo I didn't set the camera to shutter priority and capture this at higher speeds to freeze the leaves mid air. Grr. What a missed opportunity!
Hahaha, so this is what I look like taking photos. That's my new tripod.
Sarah doing a jump!
The girls - Dina, Sarah and Alynn doing a jump. Nicely taken!
For more of these, do visit Arep's Fotopage.