Friday, April 4, 2008

Ming the Peeping Tom

This photo is the result of one of many experiments I did with my little point-and-shoot camera. I love the movie In The Mood For Love, which was filmed to resemble someone watching a story unfold through open windows or behind street corners. So this was my attempt to explore that feeling of "peeping from behind the trees" via photography.

So what or who inspires you?

Disclaimer: This project was purely an artistic experiment. No trees or pets were harmed in the making of this photo.

23 comments:

bertN said...

For a point and shoot camera, that's a fantastic pic!

Kate said...

You often pose interesting questions. Fun to play around with a camera, isn't it? Inspiring? The person who has inspired me the most is a South African man named Albie Sachs who has a fascinating life story. Check it out on google!

Chuck Pefley said...

hmmm... looks like you've been hanging out at the library again. -:) It's amazing what these little pocket cameras are capable of, isn't it? 10 years ago who would have thought?

Artful arrangement of green chairs, too -:) Nice work!

-Chuck

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice experiment. It seems to work for your.

I am not up to normal yet, so am only trying to pop in here and there. As I get better I will try to get back on schedule.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville home from hospital.

Peter said...

One of my favourtie films also; have the DVD!

Olivier said...

bravo, c'est original. j'aime beaucoup. Petite question, c'est le Bryant Park ?


Bravo, it's original. I like very much. Small matter, it is the Bryant Park?

Jim said...

Who inspires me? Dont ask hard questions so early in the morning. Take a picture like that around here and you might get a tap on the shoulder by someone in a uniform.

Kitty said...

point and shoot cameras can be surprisingly really great. I think once you're very good with your own camera, it doesn't really matter what kind of camera it is. It just takes a good eye and a lot of experience with that particular gizmo.

Great shot, Ming!

Paz said...

LOL! I love your experiment and am glad no trees or pets were harmed in the event. Cool!

Paz

Sonia said...

I like your experiment, Ming! Sure, I like this film, too.

Jilly said...

Love this photo. The detail of that lovely tree and the blurred background - so romantic - or so it seems to me.

I don't know the film so will now make it my business to find it on DVD.

I love your disclaimer!

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful photograph, Ming. What inspires me? Images like this!

Valerie

GMG said...

Hi Ming. This is my regular weekly visit... ;))
Watching through an open window has an unbeatable classic: Hitchcock's Rear Window! Anyhow, your experiment looks great!! And the Garden at Jackson Heights is inviting us for a nice break!
Missed your comments at Blogtrotter, where I’m still strolling around Bilbao. Look forward to reading you back there!
Have a great weekend!
Gil

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Peeping Ming!

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

Depth of Field! Sehr schoen!

B.

Neva said...

I love your experiment! Good photo.

marley said...

I love this experiment! Was the photo taken in Bryant Park?

Ming the Merciless said...

Marley & Olivier -- Yes, this photo was taken at Bryant Park.

Ex-Shammickite said...

What kind of tree is that, Ming?

citygirl15 said...

I'm amazed that you get such great shots from that point and shoot. Could that be Bryant Park?

New York inspires me.

Joy said...

I hope the people didn't think you were a stalker or a lurker :)

What inspires me - beautiful things, acts of kindness and witty remarks.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. Have a great week ahead!


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Jun said...

i watched "in the mood for love" in bits and pieces, but my impression of it was that it was reli slow-moving, so i couldn't appreciate it. mite hav to watch it again.

TCho said...

i should ask you to recommend a camera for me.