In one of the rooms of dormitory of College of Utena. During the hot air balloon championship of Lithuania. http://ift.tt/1nSR5Lq
Nikon D600 | Nikon SB-800
FF Nikon D600 (shutter count: 7070) + 2 x SDHC Class 10 16Gb - 4000LTL
Nikon SB-800 Flash (not used) - 800LTL
Last Friday I was shooting for AKuku and probably this is the picture of Kazimieras that I like the most. Besides seeing a cute boy you can recognise a conscious human being in his eyes. When observing kids, I prefer thoughtful moments to actions or games. It’s beautiful to see someone trying to solve or reflect the reality and you can always expect something interesting and/or original from kids. http://ift.tt/PRNkKX
Scientific answers for creationists
"I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. Then he says “I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing,” and I think that he’s kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is … I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts." http://ow.ly/vyjnr
Although I’m not very fond of science it’s hard to disagree with the last statement. BUT I think the issue is not with the perspective, but with the statement that derives from any scientific argument. Everything can be either true or false. If science is true, everything else (every other perspective) should be false. And it makes science not beautiful at all..
Optinė kičo ir kasdienybės architektonika
Ieškodamas informacijos apie šiuolaikinę lietuvišką fotografiją, radau šį straipsnį. iš pirmo žvilgsnio (arba iš pradžių) apie kičą, bet galų gale, supratau, apie tai, kodėl fotografuoju tuos keistus galinius kiemus ir kitus, kaip mano mama sako, apšiurusius objektus. Trumpai tariant, mano (ne)kičas yra atsakas į institucionalizuotą, architektūrinį, sumaketuotą, sudėliotą ir “sudizainintą” (ne)kičą. Pastarojo neapčiuopiu savo kasdienybėj, jis man svetimas, todėl ir negražus, o aš tad (ne)sąmoningai bandau reprezentuoti kitokią, subjektyvią realybę ir tiesą. http://ow.ly/vjzuJ
I found this corner in one of the backyards of (Vilniaus) Žygimantų str. Somehow it resembles me the complexity of academic language. It is well and logical explained by it’s own terms. If it would be possible to observe it (the world of science) from the outside it should be quite funny (and awkward of course). Something like that: http://ift.tt/1s3fv8q
I was thinking..
A perfect example of interesting urban artifacts, collected by Paul D’Haese. Space can be awkward in “the development of an intriguing city of subtly refined banality and surrealism.”
I hope the link is visible. in case: http://bit.ly/1lhvV90
I found this walkthrough in one of the yards of Tauras beer factory and I couldn’t think of any reasonable explanation why it has to be so complex.