MENTAL NOTE #127, TODAY I GOT AN EXCELLENT SUNTAN !

MENTAL NOTE #127: TODAY I GOT AN EXCELLENT SUNTAN! THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF LIVING IN THE TROPICAL ZONE.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all Tea and Strippers in the Tropics. You have VERY HOT & HUMID weather most of the year; and then, you have about three months of cloudy and rainy Monsoon Season Storms.

But I do feel a bit sorry for all my fellow Nebraskans who got about 17 or 18 inches of snow the other day — It’s gotta suck to be there right now.

Foxfire Kinemon, THE NINE RED SCABBARDS Photography Series is now completed

Title: “Foxfire Kinemon”.

☆ Leader of The Nine Red Scabbards.

Creation Date: 23 JANUARY 2021.
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Creation Year: 2021.
By: Nawfal Johnson.

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☆ You can Buy this Artwork Now, in High-Quality Prints and Gallery Canvas, at the Following Link :
https://www.imagekind.com/Foxfire-Kinemon_art?imid=62fd3f4d-dc79-48df-b803-36a00b1ec931
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SERIES: NINE RED SCABBARDS ( 赤鞘九人男 ). Romanized: Akazaya Kunin Otoko, or, simply, “Akazaya Nine”.
YEAR: 2020 – 2021 (Completed).

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DESCRIPTION:

The “Nine Red Scabbards” Abstract Light Streaks Photography Series, is, of course, a nine piece series depicting the Samurai and Ninja Retainers of Kozuki Oden, of the country of Wano, in the One Piece (Manga / Anime) World.
“Kozuki Oden was the daimyo of Kuri in Wano Country and the son of the former shogun Kozuki Sukiyaki, being a member of the Kozuki Family. He was the husband of Kozuki Toki and the father of Momonosuke and Hiyori. Additionally, he was the leader of a group of legendary and powerful samurai known as the Nine Red Scabbards, with all of them serving as his retainers and most trusted allies.”
Oden was also formerly the 2nd Division Commander of the White Beard Pirates.
When Oden returned to Wano, he was captured, and executed by his nemesis, Lord Orochi, and the Yonko, Kaido.
There was one traitor (double-agent) among the original Nine Red Scabbards, Kanjuro, [who] “later confronted his former comrades with an army at Onigashima’s back entrance. After mocking them and explaining Momonosuke’s escape attempt and how his execution was taking place, Kanjuro clashed with Kikunojo. He was then defeated [by Kikunojo] and left bleeding on the ground, and Kin’emon solemnly dropped his hat upon him in passing.”

Therefore, the traitor, Kanjuro, is not in this series—No Traitors Allowed! In his place is an honorary Scabbard, Izo.

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Kikunojo, NineRedScabbards, Ninja, Samurai, OnePiece, Orochi, Wano, Kairi, Abstract, Expressionism, anime, manga, Firefox Kinemon, Photography, Art, Abstract , Inspirational, Bushido,

MENTAL NOTE #110, MY 800TH BLOG POST AT NAWFALNUR.WORDPRESS!

MENTAL NOTE #110, MY 800TH BLOG POST AT NAWFALNUR.WORDPRESS.COM/ !

I was trying to remember what year I started my NawfalNur.WordPress.com/ blog: This is my second oldest blog, and my recently ‘retired’ blog, Smokephotographist.WordPress.com/ , is my oldest blog — I started exhibiting my Fine Art Photography, and writing and publishing on the subjects of PHOTOGRAPHY, Art, and related information, at Smokephotographist.WordPress.com/ , in 2005. Thus, my guess, without purposefully looking it up, is that NawfalNur.WordPress.com/ was founded in 2007. Therefore, I think this blog is about 13, or thereabouts, years old.

BY THE WAY, WORDPRESS was founded in May 2003, so I’ve been blogging (since April 2005) for ALMOST as long as WORDPRESS has been around. I’m an ‘OldTimer’!

I usually publish and exhibit my Fine Art Photography here. HOWEVER …

This year, I started an ongoing ‘Philosophical’ (sort of) series, titled “MENTAL NOTES”, and actually I have many more than 110 MENTAL NOTEs: For some odd, mental reason, I got MAJORLY STUCK at MENTAL NOTE #31! FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, I was publishing MENTAL NOTES at #31, so I had MENTAL NOTEs numbering, #31.1, 31.2 … MENTAL NOTE #31.9736482, LOL!, UNTIL I felt one of my new MENTAL NOTEs seemed like a #32.

Therefore, I have no idea of the exact number of MENTAL NOTEs published so far, but I would guess somewhere between 125 to 145 … probably.

I could have dedicated a New Blog to my MENTAL NOTES Series; however, starting a new blog is not the best way to get a lot of people to see content you want them to see. It is a slow process to gain followers at a new blog!

After retiring Smokephotographist.WordPress.com/ , I asked people to Goto my Newest Art Photography Blog, http://TheSmokephotographist.WordPress.com/ and support me over there … it was a Simple click of the button / Link, to goto my new Blog and Hit Subscribe!

It may take a total of 20 Seconds to Support me at my new Art Photography Blog … BUT I WAS A BIT DISAPPOINTED that ONLY A HANDFUL of my current subscribers took the small amount of time, and small effort, to Subscribe and Support me at my New Blog, TheSmokephotographist.WordPress.com/ . I think you too, would be slightly disappointed, don’t you think, if you had such low results from a simple request for help.

Therefore, that showed me that even when I asked for help from present subscribers at my old blog, to support me at my NEW Blog, ( http://TheSmokephotographist.WordPress.com/ ) , it was like pulling teeth to get people to help me out with that small request. NEVERTHELESS, I was Very-VERY Happy with the people who took the effort to show their support for me.

If you start a new blog, please let me know, because I will show my support,

… as long as your new blog is not something on the EXTREME FRINGE of subject matter … or it is a blog focusing on a philosophy that I ethically and morally cannot support — but I don’t think anyone here who presently subscribes to my blogs is into EXTREMELY fringe and majorly controversial subjects that I am vehemently against.

Therefore, starting a new blog is not easy, even if you have a reasonable following at other blogs you publish.

If you want to start a new subject series, it is basically more efficient to work it into your present blog(s), in my opinion. That is what I did with my MENTAL NOTEs SERIES — I just made it a regular subject at my established blog. You may find that useful information for your own blog, if you want to start writing on a new topic, on a regular basis.

Anyway, that’s about all I want to write about in this Blog Post Number 800, and in contemplating life in the Blogosphere, in MENTAL NOTE #110.

ABSTRACT SMOKE #1 on 19 October 2020, Edit E

Title: “ABSTRACT SMOKE #1 on 19 October 2020, Edit E”.
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Creation Date: 19 October 2020.
Series: SMOKE-ART PHOTOGRAPHY.
Series Year: 2009—2020
Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.

Penang, #Malaysia.

Blog: thesmokephotographist.wordpress.com
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https://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/

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MILANO RED, from the Colour-Dominance Photography Series

MILANO RED, NTB667

Title: “MILANO RED”.

Creation Date: 11 August 2020.
Copyright 2020 Nawfal Johnson
All Rights Reserved.
#Penang, #Malaysia.
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Series Description:

Colour-Dominance” (2019-Present (On-Going)), is an Abstract Photography Series that comprises images of abstractions, fields of dominant colours, and the titles reflect the dominant colour of each art piece. These works are highly influenced by, and inspired by, my appreciation for Mark Rothko’s great Color Field artworks. For this particular series, Rothko is by far the most influential artist for me. However, in general, I draw most of my inspiration for designing abstract photography artwork, from Jackson Pollock.

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☆ Buy a Gallery-Quality Print or Canvas, of this Artwork, from my Sales Gallery at Imagekind :

https://www.imagekind.com/MILANO-RED_art?imid=03e50d6e-f78c-47fa-b371-7b331e7ba60e

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☆ See ALL of My FineArt Photography Artworks at:
http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/

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Tags:
#Imagekind, #Abstract, #expressionism, #NawfalJohnsonNur, #Photography, #eternity, #powerful, #void, #eyes, #deepblue, #colourdominance, #colourfieldphotography, #colorfield, #Art, #Contemporary, #MilanoRed,

RAIZO of the Mist, from the Nine Red Scabbards Abstract Light Streaks Photography Series

RAIZO, v2, Edit E, NTB667

Title: RAIZO.

(RAIZO of the Mist).
Ninja Master and Retainer of the Kozuki Family. Unfortunately, Raizo took ninth (last) place in a Tekking101 poll, for a Nine Red Scabbards popularity contest.

Creation Year: 2020.
By: Nawfal Johnson.

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☆ You can Buy this Artwork Now, in High-Quality Prints and Gallery Canvas, at the Following Link :

https://www.imagekind.com/RAIZO-of-the-Mist_art?imid=992eb31a-8560-462e-a7d5-6ed681f12a9d
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SERIES: NINE RED SCABBARDS ( 赤鞘九人男 ). Romanized: Akazaya Kunin Otoko, or, simply, “Akazaya Nine”.
YEAR: 2020.
DESCRIPTION:

The “Nine Red Scabbards” Abstract Light Streaks Photography Series, is, of course, a nine piece series depicting the Samurai and Ninja Retainers of Kozuki Oden, of the country of Wano, in the One Piece (Manga / Anime) World.
“Kozuki Oden was the daimyo of Kuri in Wano Country and the son of the former shogun Kozuki Sukiyaki, being a member of the Kozuki Family. He was the husband of Kozuki Toki and the father of Momonosuke and Hiyori. Additionally, he was the leader of a group of legendary and powerful samurai known as the Nine Red Scabbards, with all of them serving as his retainers and most trusted allies.”
Oden was also formerly the 2nd Division Commander of the White Beard Pirates.
When Oden returned to Wano, he was captured, and executed by his nemesis, Lord Orochi, and the Yonko, Kaido.

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Tags:
Kikunojo, NineRedScabbards, Ninja, Samurai, OnePiece, Orochi, Wano, Kairi, Abstract, LightStreaksPhotography, Expressionism, anime, manga, Retainers, Luffy, Mugiwara, StrawHats, WhiteBeard, KozukiOden, RAIZO,

What is “Fine Art Photography”?

Recently, I came across a discussion at a Fine Art Photography group, and they were wanting to define, “Fine Art Photography”:

My first reaction to the subject of the discussion was, “What a totally useless thing to spend time on!

However, my second thought was, “Don’t be too quick to judge this topic, there may be some merit to it.”

I read through the first 30 (or so) comments, and leave it to say, my first reaction was correct: “What an utter bunch of bullocks! What a waste of time to define “Fine Art Photography”!”

Why?

Of all the “Fine Art Photographers” commenting,

● None of them defined “Fine Art Photography” the same.

● Almost all of them criticized everyone else’s definitions.

● None of them thought anyone else’s definitions were accurate.

What almost all of them DID AGREE on was that putting a definition to “Fine Art Photography” was SUBJECTIVE.

Ergo….

My belief that arguing about a definition for “Fine Art Photography” is a waste of time, and is in my SUBJECTIVE opinion, a valid belief; and therefore, time could better be spent creating Fine Art Photography, or, …… washing the dishes, or, taking a walk, or almost anything else.

Anyway, what I consider “Fine Art Photography”, someone else may consider it just, “Sort Of Fine, Art Photography”! What I consider “Great Art Photography”, others may only think it is “Very Good Art Photography”. What I may consider “Total Bullocks Art Photography”, others may consider it “Amazing Art Photography”. You get the picture.

There’s Hobbyist Photography; there’s Amateur Photography; there’s Commercial Photography; and there’s even, “Fine Art Photography”. Nevertheless, and in addition to those types of Photography, there’s also “Commercial Fine Art Photography”; and for the nitpicker-Photographers, there’s even, “Amateur Hobbyist Part-time Freelance Commercial Fine Art Low-Light Architectural Photography”! Get a load of that!

Why-oh-why must we define “Fine Art Photography”? Well, there’s at least 30 Fine Art Photographers at that Fine Art Photography group, who thought it was a matter of much importance, and I’m sure there are many, many more who feel the same way about it. I’m not particularly one of them.

What happens if by some miracle, the majority of “Fine Art Photographers” were ACTUALLY able to agree upon a definition, and when they reveal the definition to the world, I find out that my work does not conform to their definition!?! I may have a stroke! My work would have no definitive definition to fit under. My mountains of “Fine Art Photography” work, would suddenly become label’less!

I would then have to tell people, “This is a new work, I simply have to classify it as “VOID”, or, “THING”.

“Hi there, this is my new work, I put it in my “THING” Collection: “THING ONE” is what it’s called. That one over there, it is “THING TWO”!”


WOW! This naming and defining of photography types could lead to a lot of world chaos. I personally don’t want to add more chaos to the world, but that certainly won’t deter others from pushing for it.


PS: I am of the opinion that I will continue to design artworks of a photographic nature, which I normally consider “Fine Art Photography”. And of course, these “Fine Art Photographs” are of “Fine Art” styles (Abstract, Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, and Still Life) that I truly enjoy creating. I am less concerned if my artwork conforms to other people’s labels and definitions.