Posted in Photography, tagged Books, Emotions, Flowers, Hearts, Love, Photographs, Photography, Red Roses, Valentine's Day, Wedding Anniversary on May 22, 2012 |
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Nope, it’s not Valentine’s Day nor our Wedding Anniversary Day. It’s Love’s Day! Me thinks, Love Day should be every day of the year, because without this essential emotion, our world would be in a constant state of chaos till the end of time.
We love our family. We love our pets. We love our country. We love our work. We love our neighbors and friends. We love our planet. Yep, it’s the power of love that glues the Universe together.
Throughout the history of art, literature and theater, the themes of friendship and love have been the most prevalent in numerous compositions, including Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Plato’s The Symposium, these themes are recurrent as the main topics of discussion.
Plato considers love a necessity of life that enables “human being to acquire courage and happiness, in both life and death.” Aristotle and Plato believed that love leads a person to eudaimonia, or happiness. The latter thought love is the source of art, leading men to satisfy by the creation of beautiful forms their innate longing for the absolute beauty they can never possess. Wherever there is true love, you will find true beauty. The artistic world is full of examples.
I tried to capture the spirit of love with this minimalistic photographic composition. I hope you like it. It was fun doing it.
Snapshot of a heart made up by folding two pages of a book, flanked by an enticing red rose. I wanted to give love a face and this is what popped into my head. Picture was taken with a P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
This shot was taken with a DSLR Canon EOS Rebel T2i. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. So it would be a good idea to start thinking about what you would like to give your sweet heart. I can suggest a nice gift if your darling is a photography fan. The perfect fit for him or her is a Gorillapod. No, it has nothing to do with an African Gorilla, even though it shares it’s strength.
A Gorillapod is a jack-of-all-trades tripod that secures your compact digital camera to just about anything, anywhere and everywhere.
Unlike traditional tripods the Gorillapod doesn’t require an elevated flat surface for you to take the perfect picture. The flexible joints allow you to rotate and bend 360º to form the perfect shape. This opens up a lot of new poses and angles for your photos and it’s also safer for your equipment—no more crazy acrobatics and precarious positions for your valuable digital camera.
The Gorillapod is lightweight, compact, bendable, wrappable and easy to carry. It’s the perfect accessory for getting great photos in any location. Please note, camera not included.
The Gorilla Pod is available for the following models of cameras:
- Gorillapod Original: For compact cameras up to 9.7 oz (275g) at $21.99.
- Gorillapod SLR: For SLR and compact video cameras up to 1.75 lbs (800g) at $39.99.
- Gorillapod SLR Zoom: For tripod mountable cameras and professional tripod heads with a maximum weight of 3kg (6.6 lbs) at $49.99.
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. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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