Suby & Sins House

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Black Panther

Sinem In the House

Sinem will be posting two shots in the next two days, I have decided to post the original of the shots so as one can see just how far she has progressed. Veiw original here - http://suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/6606.htm

"My alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity."

Malcolm X

Today's post is dedicated to a young lady who has a steely silence and an inquisitve mind willing to learn, to understand, to explore.... A young lady with steely determination and will, who does not let good weather, good food, good wine get in the way of learning about history and looking into the future with an informed understanding of the past.

This post is also dedicated to those who have the will to fight adversity, inequality, discrimination of colour,creed or race with will-power, strength of mind and education.

After all...

"Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world."

Malcolm X

Words and photography by Sinem

p.s. Those who might find my use of 'Black Panther' offensive, apologies in advance. It is not meant in a militant way; just the two words that I associate young, black, educated, soulful followers of X.

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

 

 

 

 

 Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

Black Panther

Sinem In the House

Sinem will be posting two shots in the next two days, I have decided to post the original of the shots so as one can see just how far she has progressed. Veiw original here - http://suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/6606.htm

"My alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity."

Malcolm X

Today's post is dedicated to a young lady who has a steely silence and an inquisitve mind willing to learn, to understand, to explore.... A young lady with steely determination and will, who does not let good weather, good food, good wine get in the way of learning about history and looking into the future with an informed understanding of the past.

This post is also dedicated to those who have the will to fight adversity, inequality, discrimination of colour,creed or race with will-power, strength of mind and education.

After all...

"Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world."

Malcolm X

Words and photography by Sinem

p.s. Those who might find my use of 'Black Panther' offensive, apologies in advance. It is not meant in a militant way; just the two words that I associate young, black, educated, soulful followers of X.

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

 

 

 

 

 Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (27)

  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 29 Jun 2006, 06:59
I like this one very much. It really captures the seriousness of the book she is reading. The book being well thumbed adds a lot to this image as well.

I do have a ? for you and Suby, I just got a new camera and I am going from the Olympus 4/3 system to the Nikon system, so focal lengths of lenses are much larger than what I am used to.

I see you had the camera at 85mm for this shot. My question is; was this a fixed focal length lens or prime lens? The reason I ask is because I purchased a f1.8 85mm portrait lens for the camera and it just doesn't seem right. I had used a multi-purpose f3.5 14-45mm with the Olympus which is actually equivalent to 28-90mm. I am considering a more general purpose lens. I also got a f4 12-24mm zoom, and a f2.8 80-200mm. I am considering exchanging one or more of them for more versatile lens(es). I keep going back and forth, because I tell myself that I already have the other with the Olympus so go for it with the Nikon D200. Aaahh, Sinem, Suby advice please???
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jun 2006, 07:49
yeap this is a nice shot Sinem, gwon witcha bad self
  • Mask
  • Europe
  • 29 Jun 2006, 09:04
Suby, I love this picture. I will continue to protest what I consider to be somewhat distracting borders though.

Maybe one day you will give in !!!!
  • BeakerSt
  • shutterchance
  • 29 Jun 2006, 09:58
Wonderful tonal balance and composition. There is a lovely engrossed poise about the subject...top stuff.
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 29 Jun 2006, 10:12
yeah he was very intelligent man. i compere him with ghandi, wrld leader who have great future plans for people but people does not appriciate him. its bad. however very nice shot and i really love processing here. smile take care and its nice to see Sinem in the house sometime smile
  • Barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jun 2006, 10:32
Lovely shot...well done Sinem.
I do like
1. The sunglasses on for serious reading
2. the comb in the hair, reminds me of school days in Nigeria.
3. the muscle tone on her arm...which lends to the Black Panther feel.
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 29 Jun 2006, 10:55
You have good skills and foretelling with PS.
Cool shot. Just love the composition, was this a candid shot?
  • Phil
  • Scotland
  • 29 Jun 2006, 11:07
Excellent portrait, I really like this. Quite an intense feel to her concentration. Really good b/w conversion too.
  • micki
  • 29 Jun 2006, 11:09
Nice work, I like how you removed the bottle in the foreground. That type of processing really amazes me. Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's work.
  • chinny
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jun 2006, 11:26
Hey Sin! well done. lovely picture! captures the focus and seriousness of the subject exactly. The message is so clear and definitely less distracting than the original copy. The colour in the original gives off a blase' attitude but serpia definitely does the trick. The name as well expresses the power and strength of the picture! All in all a very good picture! Rock on Sin!
Suby & Sinem: Chinny, what has Suby done to you? You are becoming a techie now! So does this mean you are now in my fan club? smile
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 29 Jun 2006, 11:32
Love the phota AND the PS.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks a lot. Sinem
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 29 Jun 2006, 12:10
feelin this.........
Suby & Sinem: Thank you... Sinem
  • faustina
  • United States
  • 29 Jun 2006, 12:17
I love the motion blur you added to the pages of the book, Wonderful processing. I like your refrences to X and the Black Panthers - it adds a lot of feeling and history to the photo.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Faustina; I thought the references were very appropriate considering the 'Black Panther' in the shot!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jun 2006, 12:44
Interesting photo, she is so occupied by the book, great capture
Suby & Sinem: Thank you. Glad you like it.
  • derek
  • United States
  • 29 Jun 2006, 17:14
wonderful post, the picture speaks words along with the book.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Derek. After ages, I actually found the time yesterday to drop some words to go with the shot. Sinem
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 29 Jun 2006, 18:50
A nice tone you have investigated here, works.
Surprsingly the blurry pages of the book I like,
Overall I like.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Azhar, much appreciated. Sinem
The duotone makes this image from a good photo into a great one. Well done.
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 30 Jun 2006, 00:55
A great photo in the first place, and I love the processing in this one Sinem. The duotone looks really good. Good job on the cloning, especially the background. The only error I can find is that her forearm appears to be leaking onto her leg.
  • chinny
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Jun 2006, 12:36
Sin, i'll always be in your fan club even tho ill always be suby's numba 1 fan!!! lol
Loving the composition of this shot Sinem.
On the cloning job, you're VERY brave smile
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2006, 04:42
Reading with sunglasses? If she were a stranger, I would think she wanted to be left alone. There's a certain feeling to the photo with the flipping pages and the subject. I quite like it.
  • Fokke
  • Amsterdam
  • 4 Jul 2006, 17:00
I love this shot, great setting and really nice tones. smile
  • Nkemo
  • UK
  • 4 Jul 2006, 21:42
Great powerful shot. Love it.
lovely shot that speaks volumes.

> This post is also dedicated to those who have the will to fight adversity, inequality, discrimination of colour,creed or race with will-power, strength of mind and education.

im currently reading a book by Malorie Blackman called "Noughts and Crosses", winner of the FCBG Children's Book Award. The book concerns racial prejudice and is set in a world where white people (the Noughts) are second class citizens. it furthers understanding of the prejudices and injustices that black people have had to suffer for so long by reversing roles. a highly recommended read for young teens (im not a young teen LOL but my teenage daughter lent it to me.)
excellent shot...have you read this book?
  • Jesper
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2006, 16:30
Fantastic portrait. Your subtle processing really does the subject justice. Excellent.

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