Suby & Sins House

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QUALITY TIME... ALONE

SIN'S STILL IN THE HOUSE - WITH HER POINT&SHOOT CAMERA THIS TIME!

IT'S NOT THE CAMERA THAT COUNTS (OK WELL, MAYBE A BIT) IT'S WHAT YOU DO WITH IT!

This shot was taken last Friday on my walk along the Thames from Shakespeare's (Yep, the other man in my life) Globe to Westminster. I had the Olympus 700 with me (Thanks, Rakhee) and was blissfully snapping away - if it wasn't for the battery, I wolud have come home with a lot more frames than the 89 I had to contend with. You can see another image I posted on 2.07.06.

QUALITY TIME... ALONE

Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone.  And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.  ~Paul Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now

In the mad rush of passers-by, the distant thunder of traffic, the busy hustle and bustle of urbanscapes and the gruelling grinding stone of 9 to 5, it is a refreshing oasis to find time to yourself, stand back, stand tall, stand alone... to sit back a while, sit and listen, sit and watch the world go by. Sit back and have a chat with your inner self, find your balance again, find your anchor of sanity. Far from the madding crowd, we pull ourselves back, in solitary, and pull ourselves together, to go on with renewed strength.

Just like Henry David Thoreau who said, "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion," find yourself a 'pumpkin' today, a bench by the riverside, the green grass in the park, the comfy brown chair in a coffeeshop, uncrowded by those around you and the niggling worries of yesterday, today or tomorrow, and have quality time with yourself.

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

 

*** One year on, standing tall and proud,

From beneath the ashes and the dust,

London, my second hometown

Graceful in its determined defiance

Has not come down, will not go down.***

QUALITY TIME... ALONE

SIN'S STILL IN THE HOUSE - WITH HER POINT&SHOOT CAMERA THIS TIME!

IT'S NOT THE CAMERA THAT COUNTS (OK WELL, MAYBE A BIT) IT'S WHAT YOU DO WITH IT!

This shot was taken last Friday on my walk along the Thames from Shakespeare's (Yep, the other man in my life) Globe to Westminster. I had the Olympus 700 with me (Thanks, Rakhee) and was blissfully snapping away - if it wasn't for the battery, I wolud have come home with a lot more frames than the 89 I had to contend with. You can see another image I posted on 2.07.06.

QUALITY TIME... ALONE

Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone.  And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.  ~Paul Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now

In the mad rush of passers-by, the distant thunder of traffic, the busy hustle and bustle of urbanscapes and the gruelling grinding stone of 9 to 5, it is a refreshing oasis to find time to yourself, stand back, stand tall, stand alone... to sit back a while, sit and listen, sit and watch the world go by. Sit back and have a chat with your inner self, find your balance again, find your anchor of sanity. Far from the madding crowd, we pull ourselves back, in solitary, and pull ourselves together, to go on with renewed strength.

Just like Henry David Thoreau who said, "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion," find yourself a 'pumpkin' today, a bench by the riverside, the green grass in the park, the comfy brown chair in a coffeeshop, uncrowded by those around you and the niggling worries of yesterday, today or tomorrow, and have quality time with yourself.

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

 

*** One year on, standing tall and proud,

From beneath the ashes and the dust,

London, my second hometown

Graceful in its determined defiance

Has not come down, will not go down.***

comments (12)

  • Reza
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2006, 00:09
Good job Sinem. I really like this shot. I love the post processing. Maybe you could teach Suby a thingy or two. LOL. Just kidding Suby. Your PP is beyond everything I know.

Good job Sinem, I'm diggin the composition.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2006, 01:55
Lovely shot and some very meaningful words. Solitude is a beautiful thing. But too much of a good thing can also be bad.
  • Subomi
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jul 2006, 09:26
Now for me this is a very lovely shot and its coming from a point and shot camera, Sinem proves it's not always all about logging a £1000 camera with you that one WILL only be able to get lovely shots.

It's all about the thought process that goes into getting that shot, it's all about trying to capture a scene that c an be conveyed onto the viewers.

One has to admit a little bit of PPing went into this shot to help ENHANCE the shot, but hey no one ever said a little bit of TLC would go amiss. For those who think in this day and age(the new millennium) it's okay just to take pictures and print straight from the camera without sometimes giving it a helping hand, WAKE UP & SMELL THE COFFEE.
As Mr Skee rightly points out,
"Photoshop is not to be used to correct mistakes"

And I would add to that by saying,

"When necessary, Photoshop can be used to ENHANCE an image"

So to Sinem for making the best use of the camera she had and coming up with such a stonking well edited shot, you get a coveted "I Likey" from the Susbter.

Well done girl.

Suby
  • micki
  • 7 Jul 2006, 11:23
Oh, that looks nice! I would love to find a pumpkin just once in awhile.
  • barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jul 2006, 11:53
Good idea to combine the theme with London, on a day like today...
Great thoughts on solitude and finding a place to sit and soak in the surroundings. I was in Prague last week and one of my best days was when I sat on an island on the river and watched all the dogs and people come and go.

As for the shot - your treatement certainly accentuates the fading out of the world around... to be in a moment alone and yet immersed. I like the way the woman is holding her phone is if someone might be calling to snap her back into it all.
Cool selective colouring!
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 7 Jul 2006, 19:44
This one does not give me a very good feeling....it looks like a ghost who is frustated with something and trying to harmlessly return back to live among the earthlings. I have a weird feeling that she is trying to use the phone to dail herself back to the Martix.
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 7 Jul 2006, 20:12
Interesting post processing Sinem. Because everything else is in a faded duotone, it appears timeless. In fact, even the men in the background are older gentlement. As a result, the woman seems ultramodern, alost like a time traveler stuck in a different era.
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2006, 22:56
I love this picture, it has so many facets to it, and also reminds me of many a lunchtime in London - the feeling of being amongst the hustle and bustle of the city yet being contained in a place of my own, that's just what this picture puts across to me and does it beautifully!!!
  • shooter
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2006, 16:00
Suby I love the processing on this and you have certainly achieved the aim of the title, like Timmybomb I feel it could be seen as a time traveller, I still feel it would have worked as a B&W all over. Certainly with your PP skills
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2006, 22:15
Wow, Sinem your words really move me. I think I will go look for my pumpkin today. Thanks!

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