A touch (no homo) on photography

A result of a light brain-storming:

I think a lot.
Sometimes there are good ideas or thoughts that
are worth sharing but I always end up being lazy and such >_>

Anyways, photography is a passionate subject and I just
want to share my personal view on it.

Gonna go watch a DVD soon so I’ll keep this concise,
but I hope the writing won’t be too simple that confuse you :l

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This is a panoramic shot of the view from my living room
(which I can see most of this view from my room as well).

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I was passing by my living room the other evening
and saw the scene out side of the window
and I HAD to take this shot

Shutter speed: 30 seconds,
F stop: F 10- (forgot)

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It’s pretty, alright, but anyone can do this:
You put your camera on a solid spot,
set the aperture and shutter speed,
and click “take the picture” and you can get the same result

I wouldn’t call it a snapshot, but it’s a simple photo.

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I think one of the awesome ‘photography’ pictures is the one
that captures the moment at the right time, right place, and
right everything.

.

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There are many factors that make up a good photo,
though I think shooting a picture capturing the right moment
is a very satisfying feeling.

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For this shot, you can just stand at a spot
and take multiple shots with different settings and you’ll eventually get a good one.

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this, is capturing the right moment.

I’m gonna be very happy if I have more photography
that are results of taking a shot at the right timing. =p

….I hope what I wrote didn’t confuse anyone =x

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a bonus-post

A process of free writing

I was reading Zhuangzi, a book on Tao-ism early this day
and a thought occurred that, basically, some say
“life is a dream”. The idea is probably similar to the concept
of the Matrix. when we are in the Matrix world (or this world),
we live, but who knows when we get unplugged we find
that we actually exist in another reality?

(wtf how come i can only make the 1st paragraph
small font but not the rest :[ )

As a Christian, who knows when we die,
we are lying on some bed in Heaven and see God
smiling down at us and say “hey welcome back :D”

(it’s not really a Christianity thought btw)

Then this thought morphed into
seeing this world with the filter-lens of a RPG player.

In other word, picture this world as a MMORPG game.
A freaking awesome RPG game.

you know what I’m saying?
(LF> imagination :p)

You, who are reading this, is living in a “RPG” world.
We are privileged to live in this world and ‘play’ this ‘RPG’.
In a sense, we are sort of like subscribed players playing
World of Warcraft.

Death is logging out of this game. and You don’t want to log out yet.

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Back to the Taoism.

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It’s idea, from my superficial understanding,
is quite different from Confucianism.

From my shallow perspective,

Fact:
You grab a handful of soft sand from the beach
and despite how hard you grip on the sands,
it’s slipping away from your hand

Confucius idea would think:
Life is too short, and quick.
there are so many knowledge out there
and time is slipping by so fast we can’t grasp them all 😦

Taoism idea would think:
Life is too short, and quick.
Go with the flow, be harmonious with the nature.
Don’t force anything.

(The above analogy does not truely represent the essence
of Confucianism and Taoism. This is just an example
i came up with showing my understanding of
two great Chinese wisdom. Although, I have confidence
that I understand both of them to a certain degree)
(I’m just saying don’t think “OH THIS IS Taoism”)

anyway. After reading parts of the book “Zhuangzi”,
There’s a sense of freshness in my mind.
it’s like my brain just came out from a hot-tub or something.
Relaxxed feeling :p

Unfortunately the literature is written is such sophisticated
and ancient Chinese that modern Chinese like me have
hard time to fully understand.
although, just like what the preface of the
book wrote: “you don’t have to understand everything.
in fact. it does not want you to understand everything it wrote.
Most books give you knowledge and clog your mind.
This book is to add a fresh air to your mind”
(paraphrased)

you know what. im gonna stop this. i doubt you’ll read this anyway.
If i was you i be like “tl;dr”lol

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8 Responses to A touch (no homo) on photography

  1. B0WJOB says:

    i swear the “bonus post” is tl’dr you dont have to read it :B

  2. FlameMan says:

    From my shallow perspective,

    Fact:
    You grab a handful of soft sand from the beach
    and despite how hard you grip on the sands,
    it’s slipping away from your hand
    —I noticed the softer of a grip you hold on soft sand from the beach, the sand slips away from your hands slowly, you don’t notice the sands slipping away until its completely gone. Maybe that’s the same as something precious to you? The tigher grip you hold, the faster it slips away?—

    Confucius idea would think:
    Life is too short, and quick.
    there are so many knowledge out there
    and time is slipping by so fast we can’t grasp them all 😦

    Taoism idea would think:
    Life is too short, and quick.
    Go with the flow, be harmonious with the nature.
    Don’t force anything.

    —Randy idea would think:
    Life is too short, and quick
    Have the most fun possible in the short amount of time given
    Live without regrets, regrets take up fun time.—

    (The above analogy does not truely represent the essence
    of Confucianism and Taoism. This is just an example
    i came up with showing my understanding of
    two great Chinese wisdom. Although, I have confidence
    that I understand both of them to a certain degree)
    (I’m just saying don’t think “OH THIS IS Taoism”)
    —Yeah well, THAT’S RANDYism >: ) —

    anyway. After reading parts of the book “Zhuangzi”,
    There’s a sense of freshness in my mind.
    it’s like my brain just came out from a hot-tub or something.
    Relaxxed feeling :p

    Unfortunately the literature is written is such sophisticated
    and ancient Chinese that modern Chinese like me have
    hard time to fully understand.
    although, just like what the preface of the
    book wrote: “you don’t have to understand everything.
    in fact. it does not want you to understand everything it wrote.
    Most books give you knowledge and clog your mind.
    This book is to add a fresh air to your mind”
    (paraphrased)

    — “Most books give you knowledge and clog your mind.
    This book is to add a fresh air to your mind”
    I like that :O
    I go to Barnes and Noble on my weekends when I’m not grinding and read some political science books because I like reading about politics and government structures and techniques and etc, (Political science Major) the only thing I hate is how whenever I learn something new, I have to go and apply to everything I previously knew and kind of figure it out from all different perspectives. A book that kind of adds a fresh air to the mind, kind of like, a clear cut mindset. That sounds good, maybe I’ll find a book on that? 😀 —

    you know what. im gonna stop this. i doubt you’ll read this anyway.
    If i was you i be like “tl;dr”lol
    —jerk, I read it all
    and it wasn’t tl;dr
    anyways, how’s HK and the private server?
    ill try to add you on MSN cause I know i have your email somewhereeeeee… —

  3. B0WJOB says:

    your comment was bolded
    tl.dr, read it later :3

    WoBJUstice@hotmail.com

  4. Savage says:

    Haha, nice post Josh. Reminded me of what we learned in school in World History East Honors in my freshman year. Nicely done…a good raed.

  5. Ryanide says:

    Hey u bish. Partay with me at squids/dgp/dt’s/wtfuxuwant

    i iz ryann.

    fuck you.
    let’s party.

  6. Ryanide says:

    Add me in msn plzxzxz.

    ahmadabmn85@hotmail.com

    I’ve tried adding you, but no response >_>

    i thought i accepted you. going on MSN.

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