March 23, 2012 | 1 Comment
As adventurous photographers, we often venture far from the beaten path. We go from the weather-beaten places like the Sahara, to the abandoned town in Mechita, Buenos Aires. From the tropical island of Madagascar, to the unpredictable African safari, we travel, and we photograph. Not because we been to those places for our love of travelling, but because the love we have for perspective, our passion for exploring life, and our urge to present the visualization that we plan before clicking the shutter, through the lens, into the smaller rectangular frame.
It is visualization, the creative process that a genuine photographer often practices, a skill that is developed over time. This visualization helps the artist convey their unique take on the world, to the world. From portraying the pain of arthritis in Seoul, to the hike on the plateau between Giagong and Cholamu in North Sikkim, it is our photographers who make the long journeys, to capture their aesthetic vision. With the photographer Anthony Dell’Ario, we view the creative representation of an arthritis sufferer, in Seoul, South Korea, and it is here we are resuming our journey of Photo of the Day, a journey in search of true aesthetic depth.
From Seoul, we go to Dubai, where photographer Mira Joshi shows us the brilliancy of light, Photographer Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez uses that light, visualizing and capturing a kiwi fruit in the most artistic way we’ve seen yet. Photographer Elizabeth Brown took a bolder step and visualized Turret Shells, in a very simple way, with fine details and texture.
Before we venture further, photographer Zain Abdullah takes us to the shopping mall in Malaysia, and reminding us our duty of this world, our day to day act according to the laws of the Almighty, and lead a life in a state of obedience to Allah. With the photograph Mannequins in headscarf, Zain photographed the most authentic covering a believing woman should wear.
Moments later, photographer Siddhant Chauhan visualized the color that we have in our life, from the San Diego water world to the water dam in India, where fisherman use primitive boats for fishing. Before we move to the deserted remains of the old Portugese fort in Mumbai, Joaquín again visualized and composed two amazing close-up photographs: Shy, and Core.
When we venture from the beaten path, it’s not the ultimate destination, but the connection we feel when we travel, visualize, and capture those decisive moments. Photographer Nirmal Harindran connects us with that feeling, in Cherai, Kerala, a land gifted by its backwaters, lying between the midland plains and coastal belts.
With the photographers Elizabeth, Mira, Nirmal, Zain, Sergey, Adam, Lonna, Evgeny, Hairolnizam, Noriega, Martin, Kari, Larsen, and Sujay, this journey continues through Sabak Beach, Malaysia, the Sahara desert, Tunisia, Cochin Beach in Kerela, Lake Rotorua, North Island, (comma) in New Zealand,and to (omit the) downtown Chicago at dusk, just when the lights were coming on all over that mega city.
From downtown Chicago, to the journey in Nostalgic Tram No 91, in Prague, Czech Republic, Photo of the Day travels with our photographers, their photographs, and their visualizations. We travel across the expressways that link many towns in Singapore, and near Walsenburg, Colorado, the great Eastern plains which are filled with Colorado Antelope.
Before we take a hike to the North Sikkim Plateau we are taking a break in this journey, to enjoy the beauty in composition, in the photographs of Mercedes Noriega, in Mechita, a small and desolated town 80 km away from Buenos Aires. However, like every single day, our journey of Photo of the Day does not pause here for long; we travel even further, crossing Lake Massingir in northwest Mozambique, and on even further afield.
The Photo of the Day award contest, which started in June 2010, needs your vote to select the “Photo of Month” for its seventh month. Please view these photographs by clicking on them. Then re-tweet, stumble on Stumble Upon, and click on the Facebook “Like” & “Share” buttons, or Pin in Pintarest, and let the world know that the true essence of photography lies in the eyes of a photographer, who visualizes before clicking the shutter, who composes and captures the true aesthetic meaning of a scene.