Before I tackle the main topic of this post which is photography, I would like to explain what led to this post. It has to do with concentration, kids and television.
Yesterday morning, Abdiel—our grandnephew–came to our house to pay us a social visit. Maybe I should correct that. He came to our house to watch television. The moment he got out of his father’s car, he dashed to the guest room, lit up the TV set and started watching the Flintstones show.
I went to the room to say hello, but he didn’t even noticed I was in the room. He was inside the tube and all reality around him was literally obliterated. Only the tube mattered.
I exited the room, returned and took a picture of a kid totally concentrated on a television show. I’m sure it happens to children all around the world. This is what I saw. Later on, I’ll get back to photography. Please bear with me.
Now let me explain what I mean by the magic world of photography. I wanted the photograph to express a subject in total concentration on a television program. To create that effect, the highlighted subject should be the kid and the television set. All the rest should be fuzzy and washed out. This outer reality meant nothing to the child absorbed by the tube.
This is what Michael did with his photographic skills. Notice how bright Abdiel and the television screen look against the foggy surroundings in the second and third photographs. The first photograph processed by me, barely blurred the scene, but the desired effects I was looking for were not there. I still don’t have the magic touch professional photographers do.
The third photograph stands out because it was successful in recreating a masterpiece painting. Notice how Michael added color to the sheet. It has that soft look of a painting and not the sharp details of a photograph. The cherry on the cake were the different frames used.
If you are a serious blogger who wants to add images to your text content, learning photography is a wise decision. I take this opportunity to thank Michael Moore for his dedication and support in preparing this post together with me. I hope you have enjoyed the photographic morphing of Abdiel. Good Day.