Pissedpoet Pics - The Blog: May 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Friday, May 26, 2006

Another World

A gallery featuring mushrooms has been added to the guest galleries at www.pissedpoet.com. These amazing photographs by Steve Axford are a must see especially if your into flower pics. Not only are the subject matter different from your run of the mill plant pics, but the abstract quality that Steve brings to his work makes them a whole lot more than just a fungi catalogue, they truely are another world.

Too see them click the link to www.pissedpoet.com and follow the links to the guest galleries.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ice Cream Bar

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I got this over the weekend at the Glorietta Mall, just like the way it hangs together.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Jeepney Passengers

Interior of a jeepney the back bone of the Philippines public transort system. These vehicles carry up to 20 passengers at a time, 18 in the back and 2 up front with the diver. They are so numerous catching ride is just hailing one that is passing and has room.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Southern Impressions

If you are into abstract photography this new guest gallery at www.pissedpoet.com is a must see. Anne O'Connor's images are created in the camera and present a unique view of diverse scenes from the Apple Isle.

Click on www.pissedpoet.com and follow the link to the guest galleries, its worth the visit.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sydney Australia Street Photos

Sydney photographer David Boehm has had a selection of his street photography added to the guest galleries at www.pissedpoet.com.

David's gallery, Urban Faces, can been seen at
www.pissedpoet.com just follow the links to the guest galleries.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

New Street Photography Gallery at pissedpoet.com

Australian photographer Peter Hammer has created a gallery of his Melbourne Street photos at pissedpoet.com

To see more of Peters view of Melbounians doing their thing without their photo faces go to www.pissedpoet.com click on the guest galleries link and have a look at his work. It is well worth the visit.

Monday, May 15, 2006

It's Nicked

A few days ago I discovered someone had nicked one of my images and posted it on their site without permission. So what’s new you say, it’s the net, it happens all the time. That is true, but it is still theft, people who make photographs or write articles put a lot of time and effort into their creation and post it on the www for others enjoyment or not as the case maybe.

That is what the net, especially personal blogs, is all about, sharing! But nicking somebody else’s hard work isn’t sharing. Putting a credit and link to where the work came from is. It becomes a swap of value for both parties concerned and that is sharing.

I email the guy who nicked my image requesting a credit and a link which he happily provided. His blog was interesting so I provided him with a link from one of my other my blogs, The Expat, which has related content, everybody wins.

Most people would be flattered that someone else found their work interesting enough to post on their site. A credit and a link back and they would be happy campers and if they were told about it nine times out of ten a new friendship would be forged.

Although, there a few hard noses out there who would just send the owner of the blog an invoice. If it is a commercial blog or web site, fair enough, but it’s a bit rough for personal blogs. In those circumstances, if you can’t afford the cost you would have to take the material down, but that would make for an interesting post in its self.

By the way it isn’t all that difficult to spot those sites that have articles or images that have come from some place else. A change in prose style, images that vary widely in style, it isn’t rocket science. If the said material is unaccredited the site owner is a thief and what credibility do you accord thieves?

Saturday, May 13, 2006

New Guest Gallery at pissedpoet.com

Australian photographer Joe Mortelliti has posted a selection of his sunset photographs at www.pissedpoet.com .

In Joes gallery there are 20 images that show case the Australian enviornment when day turns into night. Taken from a wide variety of locations these pics capture the essence of the Aussie evening without the cliches of shrimps or another coldie.

Joe is a photographer from the old school, what you see in his images are what he saw in the view finder, no photo shop tricks in this work.

To see Joes work go to www.pissedpoet.com then click on the guest gallery link, you wont be disappointed.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Bus Hawker on the Move

Caught this guy hot footing it to catch this bus to hawk his wares to the passengers. When he's done he will get off and catch a bus coming back to sell to those passengers.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Kalbaryo II

Another street pic from Easter 2006. I am slowley working these up with the view to producing another book. Suspect it will take a couple of months yet. Stay tuned.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Street Photography

Street photography is an approach to photography rather than a location, although the streets are the usual place that it happens.

The plethora of equipment (tripods, lenses, filters, lights etc) associated with "serious" photography is left at home, or better still in the camera store. It’s just too heavy and bulky to cart around, takes way too long to set up and by the time it is set up the moment is gone.

Street photography is photography from the hip, the rules of photograph, the f stops, the shutter speeds, the rule of thirds etc are left in their dust jackets on Amazon shelves. By the time all the technical considerations are taken into account, the birdie is in another country.

It is just the camera and the photographer with their enthusiasm, intuition and open mind.

Street photographers are optimists, for them the glass is always half full. They go out on a photo shoot with no plan in mind secure in the knowledge that a subject, a situation, a scene will present itself. All they have to have is the presence of mind to capture it when it does.

Street photographers see the usual, the every day with fresh eyes. The reflection in a rain puddle, the colours in a crowd, the balance of a negative space. Their minds are open to all the stimuli that they see and they curse the days when they leave their camera at home.

Street photographers are not only on the streets, they are at weddings, school concerts, next to you on the train. They look a lot like tourists, it’s their favourite cover but they are one without the big flash. It was left at home, the available light will do.

Street photography is, what all photography is, a snap shot. What shines through is the photographer, his/her interpretation of the scene, what they see in the situation, their reaction to the stimuli, the art they see in the every day.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Hand by Door

Taken on Manila's light rail system MRT. I like the abstract feel of this one especially the way the diagonials break up the page.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Streets of Manila

Hot off the press comes a book based on the images here, along with selected writing from pissedpoet pics sister site The Expat

The Streets of Manila comprises sixty six full colour photographs from the streets, the malls, and the markets of the Philippines National Capital along with a selection of essays that have graced The Expat pages.

If you have visited the Philippines the images in this book will bring back a flood of memories of your time there. If you just have a passing interest in this unique Asian city this book will show you the real Manila. If you’re interested in photography, especially street photography, the photos in The Streets of Manila will captivate and intrigue you.

Printed by Lulu Enterprises the quality of this paper back is second to none. The Streets of Manila is available on line through Lulu and by using their super saver shipping it is delivered free of charge world wide. Click here to access your copy of The Streets of Manila.

Monday, May 01, 2006


Yet another blast from the past, yee gods I sound like an aging DJ on a golden oldies station, but she is kinda sexy.

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