Sunday, April 19, 2015

Photography with Yusuf Hashim (YH#8)

After having gone through Yusuf's photos all these while Hank can only wonder at the artistic nature of all of them. Composition, perspective and lights are basic which are often ignored as a consequence the opportunity of a great shot is lost. But Yusuf Hashim works with them and on them and astounds us.

This is the Modern Day Explorer #8
The Modern Day Explorer #7 (here)

P for Photography with Yusuf Hashim
(All photos are sourced from Yusuf Hashim 
and used with permission)

Interestingly photography may not be just snapping away at them by accident. One must anticipate to take advantage of a signature scene.Grab the opportunity, anticipate and wait....then snap!. This can be better explained by Yusuf's ingenuity in image #1 below.

Image 1:
Yusuf Hashim says:
I saw this shaft of light, breaking through the trees, lighting this particular spot on the pathway. All that remained was to wait for a suitable subject to walk into it. He came along soon enough, and I simply released the shutter.....

Image 2
Yusuf Hashim says:
The super-jeep we used to explore central Iceland

Hank takes pleasure in appending herewith some of these signature snapshots which ordinarily appear ordinary but done with great measures of composition and thoughts besides the technicalities which Yusuf already thought of. Looking at images #1 #2 and #3 one would imagine these are b/whites. Yusuf could have evaluated the terrain (in image#2) and snapped a colored photo but brought out a b/white effect. (This is just Hank's conjecture) An ordinary super jeep but it came out brilliantly! The same can be said of the beautiful Swazi lass below! Perfect composition and lighting effects!


Image 3 :
Yusuf Hashim says:
Here's a tastefully artistic picture of a young lady from Swaziland....a very interesting country to visit, especially during the birthday celebrations of King Mswati III of Swaziland, when thousands of young women and girls – all of them virgins – dance topless for their king. The Umhlanga Reed Dance is an annual rite that sees girls as young as five dance, chant and lay reeds at the feet of Mswati and the Queen Mother, hoping that the king will pick them to add to his presently, 14 wives.....King Mswati is the last remaining absolute monarch in Africa, and he's probably having a great time...

A Haiku:

Talents not by chance
Skills honed through innate interest 
Disciplined brilliance 


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34 comments:

  1. Awesome photo's Hank. enjoyed the post.
    Yvonne.

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  2. disciplined brilliance!...yes talent is just that...thanks for this wonderful post with some amazing photography...

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  3. I like how this post unfolds...the backstory and then your wonderful haiku which sums up complete understanding and appreciation for his work

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  4. Agreed with Sumana, this is absolutely brilliant..! :D

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  5. What a treat you have presented here with Yusuf Hashim's photography. How true that skill can only be achieved disciplined brilliance.

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  6. Love this tribute to such skill with a camera. Wonderful Haiku of tribute.

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  7. Beautiful compositions - Yusuf's pictures and your haiku. Talent often comes about through years of discipline practice and sustained interest indeed.

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  8. Disciplined brilliance -- ah, this is what all talent really is, isn't it? Enjoyed the photography you shared, Hank.

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  9. Photography is so much in the timing. You have to have patience. He captured some great shots there.

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  10. thank you Hank for the beautiful post, I really liked the way you described your friend's work

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  11. Interesting! And the shots are simply awesome. :)

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  12. He sure got some awesome shots indeed. Patience is a virtue

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  13. your eye captures beautifully.

    gracias

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  14. There is no pure talent, I agree. Only hard work and more work produce genuine brillance.

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  15. "Talents not by chance", indeed... Love the images and the way you've chosen to describe them. The contrast of light and shadow, in the first image, is my favorite detail.

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  16. The clarity is excellent. I like the suspense that seems to be written in the first shot. Well done.

    Thanks for visiting.

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  17. indeed, talent is time and devotion.

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  18. A wonderful visit here this morning... thanks
    ZQ

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  19. A great post, Hank, and "disciplined brilliance" is the perfect description. Thanks for this!

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  20. there's a lot that can be said about patience - about waiting to capture the right moment... a lesson valuable for life as well

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  21. Talent like this is definitely not honed by chance.....but by discipline and patience for sure!! Beautiful photos.

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  22. Photographers have that special something where they can wait for that one shot. Me, I have far too short of an attention span.

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  23. Hank,

    Your Haiku expresses the talent seen in the presentation of the accompanying photographs, perfectly..

    Eileen

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  24. Particularly liked the 1st and 3rd photos. Thanks for introducing Yusuf, Hank.

    interesing haiku too :)

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  25. Those are all lovely photos. I think my favorite is the first.

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  26. Fabulous photography brought to life in your haiku as well....indeed talent is not by chance.

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  27. Wonderful photographs. The haiku dovetails beautifully with the pictures. A really enjoyable post, Hank.

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  28. "Disciplined Brilliance" Great line Amazing photography

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  29. Yes, 'Disciplined brilliance' sums it up beautifully.

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  30. Beautiful pictures, I especially like #1.

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  31. The haiku captures the essence of the photos so well.

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  32. Yeah...'Talents not by chance' ~ Great collaboration of images, Hank!

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