Artistic Temperament

Did you ever felt the need to create art? And then to upload it to your site for everyone to see what you’ve done?

adversities: dog day

Posted on Oct 10, 2011

adversities: dog day

Yesterday afternoon I took my camera with my favorite -and only prime- lens, the EF 50mm f/1.8, to exploit the rare light of the upcoming storm. The weather conditions were difficult and the beach isn’t a good place to be with an entry level camera when heavy wind duels around you. I was hoping for a good static shot, when suddenly I saw this black dog heading into my frame. I shot immediately without thinking and the shutter clicked at the right moment. Definitely one of my favorite photographs. Click to enlarge.

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before instagram -and a bit of a rant

Posted on Sep 22, 2011

before instagram -and a bit of a rant

These days social networks’ inhabitants can often be divided into pro-instagram and anti-instagram. The former usually don’t put much thought into it, they just post happily their photographs after a quick post-processing with instagram’s filters. The latter are either tired of the way more than we need and are able to follow through human measure instagram posts or can’t put up with the fact that instagram processed photographs are often mistaken (a strong word, I know, a stronger one comes soon) for art and, as a further consequence, sometimes act as an excuse for pro-instagrammers to post complete and utter bullshit (I told...

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Granny Hair

Posted on Sep 21, 2011

Granny Hair

The Greek phrase for cotton candy is granny hair. This photo was shot in June, at the old harbor of Chania, during a blackout. I like it because I see in it many values which would be nice to apply in our everyday life; family, hard work, respect of our past.

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old photo, new post processing

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

old photo, new post processing

Too much time has passed since my last published post -though my drafts keep piling. Today I want to share with you a photograph I took a long time ago, during a trip to Heraklion, Crete. I knew from the moment my finger started moving toward the shutter button that I would love this shot. For some reason though I never post processed it till yesterday. I usually do not post process my photos but this one was shot at harsh conditions and needed some “repairs”.  In the end my “repairs” were more creative than what I originally planned but I am satisfied with the result. Sad...

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Nespresso Art

Posted on Feb 1, 2010

Nespresso Art

For the next few months I have to abstain from alcohol and most types of coffee. Espresso (Lungo) is one of the few types of coffee I am still allowed to drink – in moderation of course. Thus I got myself a Nespresso machine since I am too lazy for a more traditional espresso machine. Deeply affected by this sudden change in my life, I grabbed my camera and with a little help from GIMP I created the image below:

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