Still Life & Random Objects #1

Majority of the photos I’ve collected are those of scenes and landscapes but, from time to time, while looking at a scenery, certain objects or structures catch my attention and eventually get captured into a photo.  These series of posts contain photos of these random objects, mostly taken in their normal/regular setting — not arranged or contrived as usually practiced in still life photography to attain the desired effect.

Colorful stones at the rocky portion of Sarpi beach in Batumi, Georgia

“Beach Stones at Sarpi Beach” / Georgia 2011 [ Batumi, Adjara Autonomous Region] :  It was very early in spring and the temperature was still at 14 degrees Celsius when I visited the small town of Sarpi near the border with Turkey.  The sun was up and the water looked inviting but was too cold for me so I chose to take photos of the scenery.  These colorful stones caught my attention at the rocky portion of the beach.

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This funnel pours mined phosphate into the hold of cargo ships

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“Lifeline” / Nauru 2007 [Republic of Nauru, Central Pacific]: For many years the Republic of Nauru was  dependent on phosphate mining as its sole source of revenue and thus the whole country suffered when phosphate deposits in the island eventually got depleted.  This structure is the tip of the conveyor system that transports phosphate from the mines to the cargo boats.  It was hoped that this funnel will flow again when phosphate mining was revived in the future.

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Two hand-made traditional hats hang on display at a souvenir shop in Lake Sebu

 “Traditional Hats” / Philippines 2010 [Lake Sebu, Province of South Cotabato] : T’boli tribesmen who inhabit the scenic tourist town of Lake Sebu are known for their colorful hand-women fabrics that they use for their traditional garb.  In this photo, hats adorned with traditional fabric are on display and are sold as souvenirs.

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