Meaningful

There are few things more meaningful for an artist than their creations being useful, however trivial the use may be!

Coffee Mug Cosy / Cover

A coffee mug cosy / cover that I made for my lovely sister!

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Turn, turn, turn

Turn, turn, turn
It’s fun to experiment when your camera blanks out the picture it’s showing you. Mine turns off its visual response while it captures the scene in front of it, so when I try out stuff like rotating my camera with longer shutter times, I never know what I’m going to end up with! 🙂

Whoosh!

Whoosh

Unanticipated movement while pressing the shutter? Camera settings goof-up? Accidental click? I have no idea what I tried to click here and what formed the trail in the image. All I can say is that I just can’t bring myself to delete this picture because it’s so unusual! ‘Whoosh!’ is what I hear when I see this. 🙂

I’ve played around with shutter speed and exposure since, but I don’t think I’ve recreated something like this.

Clicked on an evening in Las Vegas.

Dense(r)

Waves...
The wavy patterns on the cardigan that I’m knitting for my mom not only make the sweater look pretty, they also make it denser than if it were plain. This is what I call functional looks! 😉

Floral blur

Floral skirt blur
My first experiment with rotating the camera while clicking a photograph. I’d become enthused reading an article or two about rotating / zooming in to make the picture look abstract, so I tried this with the floral skirt I wore that day. Not bad — certainly not the mess I thought it would turn out to be, though it is centered slightly away from where I wanted it to! 🙂 Well, this reminds me that I haven’t really tried many of these shots recently. Time to shoot some abstracts!

It’s Diwali!

Diwali

A damp and windy Diwali, though. It’s been raining and blowing a gale for the last couple of days, so the loud noise and heavy smoke that invariably accompanies Diwali is missing this year. (Yay! 🙂 ) We realized we couldn’t place diyas outside either because they would go out, so we made do with just the (waterproof) paper lanterns outside, and only a few diyas at important spots. A very subdued affair, indeed.

As usual, I tried clicking pictures, but there was really nothing new to capture this time. The paper lanterns just wouldn’t stay still, so I ended up making a oil-painting-like composite from the blurry paper lantern and a diya.

Happy Diwali! 🙂