New photo: “Somewhere under the sun”

Somewhere under the sun

Somewhere under the sun (click to maximize)

 

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New photo: “Stairway to heaven”

 

Stairway to heaven

Stairway to heaven (click to maximize)

 

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness” (Chinese proverb).

Because, yes, we are specks of dust, but we also are the Mirror of the Universe… I sometimes think we are Its awareness, like the sensory part of a navel-gazing Whole which discovers itself, bit by bit, through our own eyes and thoughts. It is possible that this is our very access to a privileged position of observers and contemplators… So, let’s continue to search, discover, contemplate and elate ourselves, then we will become some important specks of dust!

End of the bar room philosophy, following the previous text accompanying “The portal of the souls”, for those I could drag their mood down… ;-)

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New photo: “The portal of the souls”

 

The portal of the souls

The portal of the souls (click to maximize)

 

Bitter cold, discomfort, boredom, for hours, while the multitudes whirl above you. But none of this will you remember from this night, spent in the total silence and the absolute purity of a plain which recovered its aura from the depths of time… No, what will rather remain engraved in your memory forever, is this huge, this deep loneliness, that swells from your heart whereas you gaze at this sublime spectacle of billions of other worlds, an eternally inaccessible infinite. Then, the certainty that your photos and you are nothing more than an ephemeral eye blink, and that your people will not last much longer…

Run, run, none of this will remain.

 

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New photo: “The opal world”

 

The opal world

The opal world (click to maximize)

 

Sometimes, it takes me several months, or even several years, to get the spark that enables me to achieve a satisfactory result from a raw shot. In this very case, it took me almost one year (it dates from june 2011), to find a post-processing that really suits me, after dozens of trials.

What is a bit sad in this story, is that this strange place doesn’t exist anymore, since it was burnt down by a pyromaniac in the last year…

 

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Facebook Page: back at square one

In conjunction with the release of the new web site and the internationalization of my publications, I created a new Facebook fan page to replace the old one. The new one is bilingual, English/French (most publications will be done in both these languages, as on the web site), its name is less pretentious (at least, er… I think so), and maybe starting back at square one will permit me to reach a more diversified and better targeted audience (it seems that many young women had subscribed to this page because they thought I was a grand “glamour shot” specialist!)

To discover the new page and “like” it, here is the link:

Icone Facebook Nicolas Rainard, Art and Nature photography

I hope to see you among my new fans soon!

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New photo: “The song of the stars”

 

The song of the stars

The song of the stars (click to maximize)

 

Yesterday, I made a workshop set up. It took place in the Plaine des Sables, then carried on at the evening in the Plaine des Cafres, since the heights were clouds covered. I used my camera once only, to take this single photo…

 

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New site launch!

After many years trying several options, none of which being satisfying, I have the pleasure to anounce you that I finally can publish a site which I am really proud of! There are some minor issues remaining, but it is already operational. I invite you to follow my news by subscribing to the RSS feed. See you soon!

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