Weekly Photo Challenge: “Horizon”

Haven’t participated in these photo challenges for ages. Anyway this week’s challenge is Horizon. Hope you like it.

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This is part of Weekly Photo Challenge (part of Post A Day). If you want to see some microstock photo attempts instead, please do check out my approved stock photos by clicking here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: “Illumination”

Here are some photos I salvaged* from my London trip which kind of matches this week’s theme of “Illumination”:

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My sister’s were in the way of the shot and wouldn’t walk out of the picture… oh well… (actually I didn’t really notice since it was raining at the time and my camera was getting soaked)

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I have no clue what those buildings are… just attracted to the lights…

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Well, when you travel over a few hours to get here and only have less than 30 minutes to take photos before the bus leaves… I guess you just have to make do with whatever lighting (or lack of) that you are given… here is my interpretation of the view of Stonehenge on 21st December 2012… winter solstice and coincidentally an important day in Mayan calendar…

  * For those that didn’t know, I had one of my memory cards wiped out so I lost a lot of valuable photos of places which I don’t know whether I will have another chance of going. Frustrating but there is nothing I could do once I’m back home. Oh well.

This is part of Weekly Photo Challenge (part of Post A Day 2012). If you want to see some microstock photo attempts instead, please do check out my approved stock photos by clicking here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Geometry”

I’m probably late for this theme of “Geometry”, but just took a photo last weekend where there were countless rectangles and triangles jumbled up in a photo. (Well it was actually a hastily taken photo while I was rushing between challenges in a photomarathon, but that is another story and will be told another time).

So the photo:

Actually, for the briefest of moments, I pondered over trying to submit this photo for microstock too (well, when you’re barren for submissions for over 5 months, almost anything you take you will start considering… haha). As such, I actually “cloned out” a security guard who was sitting there. Could you find where the security guard was originally sitting?

[P.S. BTW, I did submit two other photos to iStockphoto to try, pending results. I don’t have high hopes, but still hope that my next post will be with the “Upload Approvals” category instead of “Upload Rejections” one. **Fingers crossed**]

This is part of Weekly Photo Challenge (part of Post A Day 2012). If you want to see some microstock photo attempts instead, please do check out my approved stock photos by clicking here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Foreign”

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I wonder whether you would consider the paranormal as “foreign” and not belonging to our world? Do you believe in ghosts etc?

Below is just a photo I took last night of Halloween decorations and isolated on white (I’m still very much a beginner when it comes to trying to isolate objects, which by the way is a very important skill needed to build up a microstock portfolio. Something I have got to learn sometime in the future)

Below are also some other photos which I took yesterday and would not be able to qualify as stock either, so I probably won’t even be submitting:

This is part of Weekly Photo Challenge (part of Post A Day 2012). If you want to see some microstock photo attempts instead, please do check out my approved stock photos by clicking here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Silhouette”

Just a photo I took previously that matches the theme of “Silhouette”:

Similar to the photo of the theme starter, this photo was also taken at the Colosseum… but it was inside. Do you recognize the place? Have you been there yourself? I wonder if I could have been at the same place as Sara Rosso (or you) at the same time? Unlikely… but you never know.

This is part of Weekly Photo Challenge (part of Post A Day 2012). If you want to see some microstock photo attempts instead, please do check out my approved stock photos by clicking here.

Walkabout Photo Session

Anyone had that experience when, after a whole day of photo taking, you couldn’t even find one photo which you can be proud off ? Unfortunately for me, that is more of a norm than an exception. So what I do is, I place them all together as a photo collage because:

  1. Everything looks better when lumped together (kind of like “The Cheerleader Effect” in “How I met your mother”)
  2. Each individual photos end up more like thumbnail size so you can’t really see the flaws

I wouldn’t want to be doing this all the time since I’d rather take nice photos instead (saves my time making the collage as well), but its the workaround I’m stuck with at the moment.

So do any of you have the same frustrating experience? How do you deal with the large quantity of photos that don’t really make the cut but are taking up a lot of space as RAW images? Do you usually learn from your mistakes immediately or do you find yourself repeating the same technical / compositional faults time after time?

P.S. For those wondering, the photos are taken in Singapore where I currently live.
P.P.S How many people here watches “How I Met Your Mother” and actually know what I’m talking about?