Photo © Yaser Sulaiman
The Weakest Pillar
"The carrying power of a bridge is not the average strength of the pillars, but the strength of the weakest pillar. I have always believed that you do not measure the health of a society by GNP but by the condition of its worst off." - Zygmunt Bauman
A minimalist black-and-white long-exposure photo of some rusty steel pillars on a partially-submerged abandoned platform just off the shore of the corniche in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
The original capture is a 167-second exposure captured in the early morning using 13 stops of ND filters (10-stop and 3-stop stacked). The sea was particularly calm that morning, so such a relatively short long-exposure (no pun intended) was enough to smooth out all the movement in the water.
Yaser Sulaiman SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
An international award-winning hobbyist fine art B&W photographer who often seeks the abstract and the minimal in architecture and seascapes using daytime long exposures.
I am a Syrian expatriate of Circassian descent currently living and working in Saudi Arabia. At the end of 2014 and at around the age of 30, I picked up a new hobby: photography, and so far I haven't let go.
In the beginning, I explored portrait and landscape photography, but I always found myself generally gravitating toward the abstract and the minimal. That's why I'm currently focusing on black-and-white fine-art photography, and particularity the application of long-exposure and advanced B&W processing techniques to architectural and seascape photography.
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