Flying Kiwi

Another hot weekend in Nicosia…what can a man do other than stay home, blast the A/C and levitate some fruit! Continuing on my quest to enhance my Photoshop skills, I took on this fairly trivial project of making pieces of fruit seem like they are floating in mid air. All it really takes is a tripod and a victim – in this case some pieces of sliced kiwi.

As a first try, I think it came out quite well. I do want to give this another round, only next time make the set up a bit more elaborate with multiple pieces of fruit being tossed up in the air. Given that we are still half way through the summer, I am pretty sure the opportunity will arise fairly soon….

Flying Kiwi - 1920c

Taken with my tripod mounted Canon 60D and Canon 24-70 F2.8L lens, at F4.0, ISO 200, 1/125 secs.


Knock knock…

My apartment is located in Engomi – a relatively small municipality of 18,000 residents, just a short 5-minute drive from the center of Nicosia. Over the last few years, the area has undergone a fair bit of a transformation, with many cafes and hip bars opening in every corner – the result of urban decentralisation that has left the city center almost completely empty.

Despite the new developments, the old part of Engomi situated at the core of the municipality and only steps from where I live, remains relatively intact. The narrow streets and the old mud brick houses give the area a bit of a character, reminiscent of the quiet and picturesque neighborhood it once was.

Every morning as I drive to work, I always pass by this old mud brick house. The front door of this house is literally on the street, and my car is always so close to scraping the door as I struggle every morning to make the tight corner. Its rusty door handle has always picked my photographic curiosity, so I decided to pass by on foot the other day and take a picture.

Door Handle - 1920c

Taken handheld with my Canon 60D and Canon 24-70 F2.8L lens at ISO 800, F5.6 @ 1/40 sec.