Thursday, August 27, 2015

About looking into the face of desire until it blinks

I have been commuting by bicycle, which means 1 1/2 hours of exercise each day. Today I walked for one hour, getting extra exercise, and I'm rather hungry.

The photographs were taken at Koli on July 27th.

(Posting title is from the poem Steady Digression to a Fixed Point by Elizabeth Willis.)


SHE said...

Comments take 2.. first ones disappeared. -terrible how fatal one wrong press of a finger can be... anyway.. I'm commenting here because for some time now I have been taking and collecting 'heart seen' photographs. -heart shapes found in the environment which were not created with human intention.. and I spy two beauties in this collection...

and I'm always grateful to observe the beauty you capture.. and feel compelled to remind you, based on my reading..

your physical body is a container; mortal..

your spirit lives on.. and your artistic legacy which is in process and evolving

is something for which you should be very proud!

everyday is a gift. blessings!

Juha Haataja said...

Thank you!

Looking for certain shapes, that is an interesting way to view photography. Sometimes I have got into looking for combinations of shapes, especially when having strong light behind the subject. But usually I just take what I can, what happens to be in front of the lens while walking.

Now that I'm using other aspect ratios besides square (1:1), I have noticed that there is a difference in seeing when you allow wider aspect ratios. But still, I expect that square will start to dominate once again, it is for me such a natural shape to frame photographs.

Black and white is also something I have tried occasionally, but it would take quite a lot of effort to start seeing in b&w, and I don't want to lose the colors.