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

” I had found this amber gem a few minutes before it started to rain. Dark and ominous clouds covered the sky, and just when I was rounding the last block of flats, I found it. I wasn’t sure about it at first… But now, I am glad I had taken out my camera and captured it. There is something about it. The simplicity perhaps? Or the colours? Hmm… maybe the texture of the wall? I don’t know… And even though I am not sure what’s so special about it… I undoubtedly and honestly like it. It is my precious gem. Caught right in the last moment, before everything turned grey. The light itself looks like a little sun, captured in a glass shell. You can almost feel its warmth on your face when you look at it. Liquid magma contained in a carefully polished jewel. My precious treasure… you’re mine now. I keep starring at it, wishing my eyes could see more. Something magnificent has been captured here. I truly cannot get enough of it… but why?~! It is just an ordinary lamp on a building. I love it… I love it so much, and I don’t even know why… I guess it is yet another irony of life. Sometimes you just feel it… There are no words to describe it, nor logical explanation. You just know. You know it’s real and genuine… You can feel it deep down in yourself, living a separate life from your own… Unbiased and far away from any false influence. It just is… “

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” Happiness Is The Sun ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye CS II )

” Sun… so bright, so warm, so happy… Every time it goes down, I want to chase it, and don’t let it drown in horizon. The moment when it goes behind trees and buildings, I can feel the darkness grabbing my shoulders and pulling me down. Even so far away, it is still one of the most important things in our lives. Everything looks so alive and wonderful when it shines. It is not only the sun though. On its own, it is just a bright hot star. Our world in connection with the nature… Our bad with its good, all mixed up. This is what gives such fascinating spectacle. The sick combination of synthetic and natural world. Our human arrogance embedded in the place we do not deserve. There are so many different kinds of pleasure in life… Admiration for what surrounds us, must be one of the most satisfying one, and it doesn’t cost much. Look around, appreciate what you see, hear, feel and taste. Sun… it certainly can make ordinary places look like they come from a fairy tale, don’t you agree? “

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” Love Is A Bubble ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited )

” So what is love exactly? It’s a trap among many other things, that’s for sure. You either destroy it at its infancy, or you get trapped inside of it. It comes in various shapes and colours, luring you slowly yet firmly. Once it gets hooks in your heart, there is no escape from it. At least, not without ripping and leaving a great chunk of your own flesh behind. So what is this infernal tool, why does it even exist? What is its purpose? Well folks, it is nature’s plan B or A, depends on what works and what doesn’t in particular case. You can escape one, but the second thing will most likely get you anyway. Some people only chase bodily pleasures, others seek a twin soul, and some are in search for those both things at the same time. It is a fragile creation… nonetheless, utmost dangerous. Many people are designed to coop with it, without any major malfunctions. There are also those who are missing some important data, and are not able to assimilate it properly. Those poor souls are exposed to extreme confusion, pain and feelings that erode their minds inexorably, killing them slowly and silently from the inside. A trap that can ruin ongoing existence, or give the meaning to an empty life. It is quite unfair how it works though. It hits directly at your weakest points, leaving you vulnerable and open to attacks from people with malicious and selfish intentions. So what is love exactly? The answer to the question is quite simple… It’s a death. The death of the person you have known your entire life. “



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

” Look at them… so shiny, glamorous and good looking. You don’t really know them, but somehow you already like them, and you probably wish to be friends with them as well. It must be remarkably cool to be born all pretty and attractive. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with such a jaw-dropping look. Many say, that personality and character are the only things that matter to them… No, it is not true. They just don’t quite understand how it works, moreover, it’s something you can’t really control. Bees don’t visit plants they cannot benefit from, they are not even on their radar. Yes, I know, we are not bees, but the very similar principle applies to our kind. We change towards people of attractive appearance, and it goes the same for the ones who do not show any appealing physical traits to us. It works like a giant filter, helping us to categorise, prioritise and organise our lives. The way how we look, determines not only how others see us, but gives them a signal how to behave as well. See? We are not so different from flowers and bees after all… I mean, why should we? We are just another living element, governed by the very same rules… I am quite astonished that I am able to see the world in the way other people cannot. Now, think about this… What happens to a flower that has got too much attention? The flower that is visited by a large number of bees. Yes… it will get depleted, torn apart or even destroyed… Now what happens to the one, that has got only one bee on it, that has completely fallen in love with it? They probably wouldn’t be able to get enough of each other. It sure as hell must be amazing to be very attractive, that feeling of people looking at you, like you are a god or a goddess, but just like with everything else in life, there is always a dark side, and it continuously counterweights the light one. Maybe we do not need to be the prettiest flower in a garden… Maybe all we really need, is this one little bee, that will always be there, just for us. As for the Glassy Mates… I am afraid their beauty might be a rather brittle and fragile thing, but it’s still nice to look at them, isn’t it? “


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” Walking In The Night ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 )

” A beautiful nymph, silently walking through the black night. The bright moon shines upon her young body, while her soft feet gently stroke sleeping grass. Even though the sun is far away, on the other side, the night is warm and cosy. She stepped on an old stump and leaned against the bent tree, her favourite place to be. She stands at the edge of the precipice and looks down at the glittering metropolis in distance… She knows it’s not her place and that the forest is her home, yet she can’t stop coming back here and watch the high technology existence far away. A delicate breeze brushes her long curly hair… she closes her eyes, and listens to ambient sounds of busy life… “



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” Wishmaker ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 )

” A white bearded man standing next to a glittering Christmas tree. He looks a little bit shocked that you have spot him. Until now, he has always been invisible for the human eyes but somehow you saw him. With his funny tall hat and a shiny magic star held in his hand, he explains everything and offers you three wishes that will become reality in next three consecutive Christmas, right before the new year. Please, think carefully and pick them wisely. When you are done, write them down. “



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” Twin Trees ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 )

” Twin Trees standing next to each other, both shiny and pretty. They argue who looks better, who looks nicer and who should go out first. So much preparations, so much hustle and bustle over such simple matters. Better blue or golden pinecones? What about ribbons? Does my flowerpot dress look nicer!? They don’t realize that Christmas is already over and all their disputes are nothing more than nonsense… “



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” Fire Gems ” by tgchan ( Fujifilm X100 BLACK Limited Edition )

” I have never believed in fire gems before… not until I have discovered this old magical vial. I’ve heard they are created in a deepest parts of seas and oceans. Some people claim it is a refined soul of a tree, others believe it posses an enormous elemental power. Those little jewels come in different shapes, sizes and colours… However, most of them have shades of fire. If you look closely at the red one, you can see its burning core called magma. People use many different names for them… fire gems, inferno rocks, hell stones but I think the most popular would be… amber. “



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” Stone Yolks ” by tgchan ( Fujifilm X100 BLACK Limited Edition )

” Stone yolks, big orange yellow beans… I don’t know. Name them like you want to…. What I know is that when I was a kid I used to look for a nice glossy colourful stones like that and tried to mine them out somehow. I remember there was a nice fountain in nearby military base which was decorated with similar shiny things. We used to sneak up there and smash it with rocks in order to retrieve some of our treasure. I also remember that my mother wasn’t very happy, when I was coming back with pockets… full of my precious gems… “



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