The Adventures of Michael Vincent

Posts tagged with seeing

  1. The Joy of Seeing | Visual Maturity

    27 Apr 2021

    Visual Maturity is a phrase I heard my coach Bryan Petersen say on one of his workshops. It stuck in my mind. I gave this a lot of thought - VISUAL MATURITY. I understood the syntax but not entirely as applied to creating images initially. Slowly but surely it began…


  2. The Joy of Seeing | Identity

    12 Apr 2021

    All of my images during this Lockdown have been created close to home. I walk the same route most days, I see the same buildings, people, community and create the same images. Or are they? I have been speculating on this; yes, I see the same subjects and yet, I…


  3. The Joy of Seeing | My World

    31 Mar 2021

    Sight. Vision. Seeing. They sound the same, don’t they? Eyes - the tool. Sight - the ability to look and stare at things. Vision - the gift to see further with our minds into an unknown future. Seeing - a beautiful experience; the gift to interpret life right in front…


  4. 30 Day Challenege Day 16: Observing

    27 Feb 2021

    The ability to see is a wondrous gift. Vision is a spiritual gift. To observe is an intellectual decision. Observing requires looking and thinking about what I am seeing. This is where my stories come alive. The expression of life is always ready to deliver a narrative. Armed with my…


  5. 30 Day Challenge Day 7: Seeing Deeper

    10 Feb 2021

    Every morning when I wake up, I give thanks for the rich blessing of another day. Even more so with Mum. While being a Carer is full of unexpected challenges, I am greatful I can see her, hold her hand, look into her eyes and see the women who was…


  6. 2020 Vision | Light Show

    08 Dec 2020

    This year has been all about Light. Mr Kodak said, “Know Light for all you are worth”. I paraphrase, words to that effect. I took this seriously. Studying how my Flash works and how to use it On and Off Camera has been a beautiful study. This study has helped…


  7. 2020 Vision | Seeing Deeply

    07 Nov 2020

    I am blessed to live in a lovely part of West London, Maida Vale. Warwick Avenue is the next stop from my Station. The opening image of the young man stopped me in my tracks. I felt his situation. Surrounded by the beauty of Little Venice, I feel the sad…


  8. 2020 Vision | Intersection

    11 Oct 2020

    I saw these sequence of images in my mind. Four Shots. Each image on a Street Corner. Each corner reveals a facet of this traffic intersection in my neighbourhood. I see this everyday; today the idea to create these images was a visual exercise in seeing. My choice of Lens…


  9. 2020 Vision | Following The Light

    06 Oct 2020

    The quality and direction of the light recently has caught my attention. The light has been my subject. Anything caught in her path has been rendered magical. Chasing Light, that’s all I am doing. Thanks for reading x #followthelight #xpro2 #artisan35mm12


  10. 2020 Vision | No Room For Boredom

    06 Oct 2020

    This Pandemic may be a cause for concern, however, it shouldn’t stop us from engaging with life. I for one constantly seek out new avenues for my self expression. My online course with Joel Meyerowitz has me thinking and seeing differently. The Classic Frame of 35mm has me spending time…


  11. 2020 Vision | Looking, Seeing & Vision

    22 Sep 2020

    They sound the same don’t they? Looking. Seeing. Vision. Just because you are looking at something, have you seen it? Close your eyes? What colour do you see? With your eyes closed, what’s your vision of a better future? We are all trapped inside The Matrix - what’s your vision…


  12. 2020 Vision | Seeing Like Henri

    08 Jun 2020

    There is something about Henri Cartier Bresson that resonates with me. He struck me as a Bon Vivant with a Leica. A man who enjoyed and celebrated life even when he wasn’t creating images. His Leica was always close to hand for the moment when Life said “take me Henri”. …


  13. 2020 Vision | Inner Vision

    10 May 2020

    This image was created a few years ago in Lebanon. It’s one of my favourites. When I saw this moment, it reminded me of an image I saw in a book about Henri Cartier Bresson. The image was of three black boys running into the ocean. This image above of…


  14. 2020 Vision | Colourless Expression

    09 May 2020

    There was a time when we did not question the absence of Colour. Many of the great timeless expressions of life were captured in Black and White. Master Image Creators like Henri Cartier Bresson, Brassai and Ansel Adams showed us our world stripped of Colour and yet full of evocative…


  15. 2020 Vision | Seeing & Feeling

    08 May 2020

    Once I strip away all colour, all I am left with is the quality and direction of Light. This bring out the magic and expression of life in such a way there is nothing to distract my vision or response. I was just feeling in a Black and White Mood.…


  16. 2020 Vision | The Fuji XF 10-24mm F4

    25 Apr 2020

    Learning how my Lens sees has become a very important part of my photographic education. I regularly change Lens; one day it’s 35mm and another day I may shoot using my 90mm. I have read many comments about sticking with one Lens for a long period of time. This makes…


  17. 2020 Vision | Seeing The Light

    22 Apr 2020

    Sometimes, I have to create an image just to experience how my cameras sees it, if that makes any sense. This moment caught my attention because of the low angle of the Sun. It was perfect light as my eyes saw it. So, I thought, create an image. Next to…


  18. 2020 Vision | Expansion & Feeling

    22 Apr 2020

    The Fuji XF14mm F2.8 is spectacular. Along with the XF23mm/35mm/56mm and 90mm it has become my favourite Lens. What’s interesting is this Lens is a Wide Angle which is normally associated with Landscape. Of late, due to its close focussing attributes, this has become a great tool for Close up…


  19. 2020 Vision

    22 Apr 2020

    Got up early today and while enjoying my morning Coffee, I did q quick curation of a few images and created a new context around them. 2020 Vision is a phrase we all know; perfect vision as I understand it. Yes a play on words and relevant right now. This…


  20. Looking, Seeing & Vision

    08 Aug 2019

    The Vision of My LensThe Fuji Lens line up is truly fantastic. Light, agile and sharp beyond belief.I really love the XF 18-135mm - it was part of my XT1 as a kit. I have traveled the world with it and created some memorable moments. The debate between Prime Lens…


  21. See, Feel & Create

    26 Mar 2019

    I saw the potential for this shot yesterday. It was early evening. Time for The Blue Hour. The light was good enough to hand hold my camera and create a sharp image. A slight underexposed to bring out detail in the office lights. Simple edit in Lightroom and Photoshop and…


  22. Constant Improvement

    26 Dec 2018

    I have had problems with my eyes since birth. Short sighted. Coates Disease since on my left eye along with numerous operations. I had an awakening with my photography and field of view. I am right eye dominant which means I do not see the way most people do who…


  23. Seeing Light

    17 Sep 2018

    It’s a bright day. Mid sun is brilliant on the streets. I am looking for pockets of light in the shadows. Seek, ye shall find. The light of the world is always present. We need the darkness to appreciate its presence. The Light renders the boring and mundane into a…


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