I am a Photographer.
After years of trying to avoid the label, I have to accept what I am, and I can say I am proud of the journey and what I have achieved so far with the help of everyone I know, not a single person has ever tried to tell me that my photographs are bad, many said they were good (and worth improving many times), mostly these were family and friends, so they are expected to say that 🙂
Today, 16th February 2012, I will stand beside one of my best friends and fellow Photographer, Nikhil, as our work goes on display at the National Gallery, Castellani House. It will be a month-long show, ending on March 17th, 2012. The Gallery will feature at least 20 pieces from each of us, and we are proud of our work. (he exhibition is open to the public from tomorrow through the 17th March)
Although in the beginnings of my photographic journey I seldom saw the call of monochrome photos, I seem to have changed quite a bit in that respect, the majority of my photographs on display are monochromatic. Many years ago I was well known by my friends for detesting heavy cloud coverage in the skies as I loved blue skies in my photographs, that has also changed, most of the landscape images on display show dramatic clouds and tumultuous skies.
I encourage anyone with a few minutes to spare to stop in at Castellani House and take a look, I’d hate to be known as the exhibition that no one bothered to go see 🙂
This week, I give you an image taken on a PhotoWalk with the Guyana Photographer’s Group, my more spectacular images were posted to the group (I hope to share them here later), this one I saved for use here, I was planning a post on the effective use of vignettes, but I don’t have that much to say on the subject yet, so here’s how I used a vignette in post-processing an image, and it’s a sepia (monochrome) image, and there are clouds in the sky, no true blue skies for me that day either 🙂
19 thoughts on “2012 Deck – Week 6”
So, Mr. Photographer Sir! One little show at a gallery and we become all high and mighty? 🙂
Just kidding, I am glad you finally accepted the label. Its been justified a while now.
Not high and mighty Nik, low and mighty 🙂 Still so much to learn 🙂
We are proud of you and all you have accomplished over the years. May be the blue skies represented that stage in your life. Now you are in a different stage and it does have its ups and downs. What ever. your photos always brings beauty, food for thought , a trip to a place some of us would not ever be able to see. Thanks for taking the time to share with us. Love and blessings come your way.
Thanks A. Rose, there are learning stages, I went through a lot, all to learn a little something here and there, and still learning 🙂
I’m so proud of you two and am honored to be called a friend 🙂 I’ve learn so much from you both and hope that in the years to come I can have at least one picture displayed at the national gallery 🙂 Something to aspire to eh?
(Pssst – Mic…small correction…second paragraph, last line “The exhibition” not “he exhibition”…I see you’re really excited about today eh?)
Thanks Reshi! Trust me when I say we have learnt much from our association with all the members of the Guyana Photographers Group too 🙂
Hello Michael. Nothng to do with if I know the photographer of even if I know of him. This photo is a masterpiece. Looks like a scene Steve Speilberg should have used in his Jurassic Park movie. I expect at any time a huge monster to appear on wings or on foot with a load roar. A really beautiful photo. Sorry I can attend the photo expo. I will not be in Gt until another five weeks. Regards. Cecil
Thanks Cecil, I look forward to your visit to Guyana 🙂
Excellent work Michael…well done bro.!!
Thanks Vishnu, great to hear from you1
Congratulations to you BOTH! Now if I could win the lottery I’d be down to see the show in a flash…..mmm I really should renew my passport 🙂
Hope you get lots and lots of viewers to come and appreciate your hard work and vision.
Thank you both of taking the time to show what the world looks like when you stand still and LOOK.
thanks Cynthia! I think I should buy myself a lottery ticket too 🙂
Congratulations, Michael. I wish I could see the exhibition. I hope someday to be able to say that about myself, but I can barely find time to go out and shoot right now! I love the image. The scene is beautifully composed and the tones are just lovely.
Congrats to both of you! I can’t say much for Nikil because I haven’t seen that many of his work but I can safely say that you’ve been doing a great job and I always look forward to your blog in my inbox (although I hardly ever comment)
Your sacrifice( for the lack of s better word) has finally borne fruit 🙂
Good luck with your exhibits
Thanks Diana, hope you get a chance to go see the exhibit. 🙂
Lovely moody shot! Congratulations on the exhibit Michael!
I still can’t believe it’s happening, the initial expenditure is high, but maybe the exposure will help 🙂 Thanks a million for stopping by!
This is a great shot – if the images in your exhibition are of this quality (and I’m sure they are!) then it will be a show to be proud of. Congratulations to both you and Nikhil!
Thanks JP, flattery will get you anywhere! I think either later in the month or after the showing I will do a collection on the site. All the images in the collection are on my site already, just not in one collection 🙂