” Industrial Beauty ” by tgchan ( Sony A6500 + Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 )

” It is one of those pieces… One of those pieces that nobody understands… Hesitation… should I delete it and move on looking for something more popularly likeable? No Chan, you shouldn’t. Trust your instinct. You were browsing photographs and something clicked right away when you saw it for the first time. That’s pure, something real, genuine beauty in its raw form. Keep it. So I did. It’s really hard to explain what I love about it without giving my own eyes and mind to someone else to experience it my way. Though I shall do my best and try to explain it. Let’s start with the major things first. Light and shade, both living in mutual respect, both perfectly completing each other. There is a beautiful bright and happy sky on the upper part, there is also not so happy darker shaded area at the bottom. They give this balanced and complete look of it. You also cannot not notice those four beautiful chrome chimneys… All shiny and glittering in the sun. An amazing reflection of them on the nearby wall, awesome green grass at the bottom left corner, billowy clouds above, branches… There is so much going on, so many things to look at… It’s cosy… It’s one of those special places. I call them ‘magical spots’. You just want to stand there and enjoy everything that surrounds you. It makes you so happy, full of appreciation and energy to live. It is also very hard to capture it. I keep looking at it, and I can’t believe I almost deleted it… I love it so much. Those colours and tint… Everything just ads up to itself creating this Industrial Beauty. Things like that gets me going another hours, days, weeks worth of pure walking… Just to find another one of those magical spots… “

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” Ribs ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited )

” Every creation, physical or not, big or small, long term or just a short one, they all need a solid construction, the thing that will uphold the weight of the future plans. The greater the plan, the greater support is required. Tough ribs to protect soft and fragile investment. The question is… is it worth building all that around something that may never appear inside of it in the first place? How do you know? How can you be sure? What if it is just an illusion? A dream that will always stay just a dream… Is this what has happened here? Is it an empty cage of ribs protecting someone’s dream that has never come true? Was I here too early? Is the dream still possible to be fulfilled? Or is it just another skeleton left behind… A brutally interrupted vision, a reminder of something that could have been someone’s escape from the usual… A great dream that has shattered against sharp edges of the broken reality. The light… is it still with it? Or has it already started taking it apart? It looks so solid… so enormous… By the look of it, it looks like a real big honest love, I have seen it before. What happened? Something tragic must have happened. Those ribs… so secure, almost completed. Great plans, amazing love, big happy family… What could have possibly stop such hard work and dedication… Perhaps, I am indeed too early here. Maybe it all is still in movement, still alive, still has got a future… Maybe I was just… too early… “

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” One Of Many ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-F 50mm F2.8 Macro )

” It is mind-boggling… We are living in a linear story, somewhat trapped in it, but we also have the ability to change almost anything we want, at any point and to any extent. Why do we choose to stay passive instead of creating a reality where we could be much happier? What is it that makes us stick with secure but mediocre zone, instead of going a little crazy and improve things we are not happy about? I can flip my life over 180 degrees in a matter of hours, maybe even minutes, but I choose not to… remaining in the very same and boring place… Why? Sometimes I have got this feeling, it’s so real and so vivid that it almost feels like someone else’s memory… Sometimes, I can sense a different life… A warm alternative to what I am currently living. It feels like I am almost there… Like I am going to switch to it any second now, but after a very brief moment… it’s gone. The possibilities seems to be endless. Are we living in one of many parallel universes? Can we truly modify the life we are currently living? Or is rigidly programmed, where our possibilities are limited to only what had been previously written? I know so much… Why can’t I take any advantage of it… I must get out of here… I have to learn the way of… Choice. The problem is choice. “

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” Mechanical Sweat ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited )

” Just like us, it breathes… Get tired, old, fatigued, injured and somewhere along the way, finally die… just like us. Instead of dark red, its heart pumps dark brown blood, through its black and rubbery veins. It screams in agony when it’s hurt, and sleeps like a baby after a long and gruelling day. Our mutual connection with machines is getting closer and closer with each year passing by. It is a matter of time when planet Earth will soon welcome, a new generation of biomechanical hybrid human beings, carefully engineered and crafted. An awkward symbiosis between man and machine. Of course we can live without them, even though it would be very inconvenient. But the day when machines will no longer need our input to exist, is the day on which our extinction begins. I wish I were immortal… I would love to see the future so much. I don’t know exactly why, but I really enjoy looking at all mechanical things. They always look so focused and thoroughly constructed. There is definitely some magic behind it, or it is just me… and my weird affections for inanimate objects. Instead of lights; I see eyes and so on… arms, legs, joints, veins, eyebrows, eyelashes, mouths, even bums… So I am not overwhelmingly surprised when I saw it for the first time, the first thing I thought was; DAMN, look at all that mechanical sweat… “

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” Heavy Termi ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited )

” I look at this blue monster and I have got trouble to get my mind round the fact, that we humans built that thing… Look at all those details, different shapes, colours… all mixed up and stuck together. Every single part was made to fit the rest of it. It looks like a giant 3d puzzle toy. The weird act of curiosity is driving me mad. Suddenly, I have got an incredible urge to know what does each element do, how it has been created, from what and why… All these questions… so interesting, fascinating~!! I want to smell it, get dirty touching those springs, weird cables and see how it all works, breathe and move. I want to hear its bass humming and the squeal of railways underneath its monstrous weight. Heavy Termi… you look so magnificent. Cheer up those thoughtful eyes you blue beast~! I know… you are probably already looking into distance, thinking about your next journey. I can only imagine those countless miles you have travelled… You must feel uncomfortable while not in the move, but it’s okay… Soon, you will be on your way once again… pulling a great number of heavy wagons behind… speeding through the very same, and ever-changing at the same time, lands… “

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” Peak Peek ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye CS II )

” The world… what a playground… You can be whoever you want, do whatever you want, yet most of us stay where we are and do what we do, unable to change the course of destination. It is not so big as we think it is, the world I mean, yet it is big enough. I don’t know… I think I like it. There is so much to discover about it, so many nice places to visit, experience, understand… I love looking at it from above. It feels like a mini-map in a game where I look where I should go next. I look at the horizon and I want to be there… I want to climb another tall building, look far ahead and be there… and be there, and be there, never stop exploring, never stop breathing in its beauty and complexity. Every corner hides a secret, a never-ending journey of surprises, full of treasures to be discovered. Sun, rain, clouds, snow, fog, day, night, morning, afternoon, evening, summer, winter, spring, autumn… So many varieties… Each one of them making the very same place look different, every time you see it… Not to mention the different combination of them together. Isn’t it wonderful? The world can be what we want it to be… it is our playground, we should shape it into whatever we wish for. It acts like a tough cookie to bite on, but once you are true to your needs and yourself… it bends to your will like a freshly boiled noodle. Don’t be afraid to show what you want, go out there, stay true and look how it bends to your knees, giving you exactly what you wanted… “

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” What A Hole ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye CS II )

” Wow… what a hole… It’s still beautiful, isn’t it? It is quite astonishing, how a place empty like this, can be still so charming. That light coming through broken windows, all small particles lying around and of course… a little bit of human touch, adding plenty of various colours to the mixture. It feels so special to be in such place at proper moment… when everything adds up, makes sense and lives in a perfect harmony. You stand there, being blessed seeing all this, admiring and having a hard time believing that you have made it, you are the one to experience all that in person, you have been chosen. This place also reminds me of my life. It is so interesting, complicated and simple at the same time… Charming, dangerous to itself and everyone else around it. It looks so calm, yet you can almost hear the concrete screaming with anger, disappointment and helplessness. Sadly… it is also hollow and empty… The place with so much space to fill. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to find anything that will suit its natural beauty. You either change it or leave it empty. I do not want to be neither. I want to find a balance between those two. I want to find a perfect filling to compose with those rotting walls and its natural silent chaos. Is it even possible? Or is it just another dreamed-up fantasy world created in my mind, purely to believe in fairy dust? “

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” City Ornaments ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” There is nothing like a great view on industrial chimneys from your bedroom balcony. This brilliant panorama can be yours too, if you decide to buy one of our exclusive apartments. There are uncountable visual, psychological and health related benefits to it as well~! Fear not, the moment captured on the photograph has got no smoke coming out of them, but believe me… They do work almost 24h a day, 7 days a week. You don’t have to worry about the unpleasant and persistent sun, the smoke will not let it reach you. Except for an amazing UV light filter, excellent blockade of sun rays, you also get an incredible smell. The best thing is that it varies a lot. It all depends from, what kind of new and untested chemicals they will use next. Sometimes, you can also experience out of this planet visual displays. The radioactive particles are occasionally released with the smoke and they can make your night sky glow, it’s magnificent~! (think about how romantic your evenings might get). Many people report, that their mental life is also much better since they have moved into one of our suites. They have not only stopped using all kinds of expensive stimulants like cigarettes, alcohol etc., but they also claim that a few deep breaths of the air from their balcony, is all they need to feel better and relaxed. Still not convinced? Are you tired of your small baby crying all the time? In our environment, they grow up 25% faster~! (applies only to children up to 6 years old) But wait, there is more~! If you are lucky enough, you may also grow a third arm~!! How convenient and wonderful is that!? Don’t let anyone else steal that opportunity from you. You deserve to be happy, you deserve one of our exclusive homes. Don’t waste time and call us now 888-400-542 “

 

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” Star The Brute ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” Strong, Talented, Absolutely, Ravishing… meat the brute… STAR. There is no place where you cannot send it. There are no bad enough weather conditions that will cause him to complain. Rocks, snow, water and mud are his favourite companions, and he undoubtedly feels good amongst them. Raw power, adaptiveness, abiding performance and the look of a beast. That truck will never fear or step back. It may not be suitable for a beauty contest, but it wasn’t its purpose in the first place. There is undoubted charm in everything that is made purely for its performance, and this monster is no exception. Once you start looking at it as a great performer, unmatched tool for tough scenarios, you cannot stop admiring its beauty. “

 

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” Concrete Shrooms ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” Concrete Shrooms growing out of the city’s undergrowth. Piercing the face of Earth, sticking out one by one, waiting to be noticed. From time to time, they puff giant clouds of toxic spores that spread like a bad disease… And when they finally die, they do not simply vanish. They still keep standing there… tall, hollow and creepy. Like an old and dirty web that nobody wants to touch, they last in their places for years… before they collapse. Some say, mushrooms are a result of decay. Perhaps, those ones, are the result of a slowly decaying humanity. “

 

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