Original Art Photography Series by @velimir #206 'Half Light or Half Shade'

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'Half Light or Half Shade'

The eternal question about the water in a glass was, and will always be: "Is the glass half empty or half full?" Does a person see only the adversities of life or is he/she more aware of the positive? Let's take a look at it a bit deeper. If the glass was empty, there would be no need for the personal point of view because everyone would immediately see that "shit has already hit the fan". On the other hand, if a glass was full, would a person ever doubt it? Well, believe it or not, some of us would. Some are not happy even when the glass is full and are not able to recognize it before it's too late. The saying, unfortunately, presumes that life is always at "half" something and that the compromise is always the golden middle road. Would you agree?

If you agreed you're wrong! :D I'm only trying to confuse you. The saying is actually spot on the mark and is not presuming anything. Our perspective is the only thing defining our reality. The assumption 'half' relates to any situation that can be observed as a blessing or a curse. Clouded by judgements, we are usually lacking objectivity in our thoughts and mostly see what we like to see.

Now, what does all this have to do with my photograph? :D

Before I answer, let's take a closer look. The composition is central, closed with a dominant element, a circle that is cut into two parts. The light one and the darker one. The corners are vignetted, contrast is moderate, colours are washed out. The greenish colour on the dark part is signifying that something is wrong.

Now, the answer. The shallow hole is full of water and the only thing changing with our perspective is whether the water is half shaded or half lit. This puts the water story in a different perspective. It is full all the time. We can metaphorically move left or right and by doing so define the amount of shade that we find appropriate. So, there are no halves. Total freedom of choice. Shade everything if you like, I prefer the light! :D

Don't miss the little light area pushing in the shaded part, right there in the middle and a tiny white stone in the bottom left. ;)


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It's really something weird.

@velimir light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong , no matter how fast light travels , it finds the darkness as always got there first and is waiting for it :)


hahaha love this one! :D might use it for a photo in the future! thank you!


haha great :) waiting for your new posts ^_^


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বুক ফাটা কষ্টের একটা গান - না শুনলে চরম মিস করবেন

Good post as we know the water flows and waves calmly. Being the source of life for all of us. Will and we must be careful with water, because if the water is dammed, he can flatten whatever he passes, be it kampung, kota, even kumendiri as humans. The water is flexible in all terrain locations. He is never afraid in any circumstances, dynamic. The water is strong.

The hard rock will be damaged by water droplets. Changed in any form, the water will not disappear. For example heated will be uaptapi substance not lost, cooled will freeze but the substance will not disappear too. Scientifically, Hawking 1997-American artist-called the living water bertipikal anomaly. Water has a special anomaly and almost different from other creations of God.Processing process and search for rhythmic water and Guarantee any life in the vicinity. Being whatever it is water, it still gives the guarantee of serenity for life.

Thaks you...

These photography aren't just ordinary they show awesome skills with the lense, ability to really reached deep into a photo and translate it's meanings.You have made a very simple subject in to a thinking one.Thoughtful photography.Great work by @velimir.@upvoted and resteemed


Thank's @velimir for upvote my comment.Sir i always follow your post.Wish you a very happy life,God bless you.


Thank's to@cee-zin5432883 for upvote me.


Your words are true ;)

Smart analysis Veli!

What I see looking at the photo is the distinction between the part you regard as dark and the lighter one:

In the darker part - we can clearly see what's in the bottom of the little hole, while at the lighter part - we might just imagine a mirror at here, making us look at ourselves and miss the chipped pebbles filled hole.

Many times we have two ways of looking at things - when we look at others and their deeds, we see perfectly deep, seeing everything that's wrong with them and criticise them, but when it comes to ourselves - the little chips in our personality and the wrong things we do disappear- we see only the surface of things and refuse to look deep and honestly upon ourselves.

What we should do is to try to be whole - just like we got the visible and the mirrored part together in one hole- we should try to look deep on one hand, on ourselves and on others, and be merciful and try to look favorably upon others also just like we do upon ourselves.

Man you have got this all figured out. This post paints the picture for positivity. I think it's all about positive approach about things. It's a matter of perception. I mean everything will appear to you as how you perceive it. A glass half empty or a glass half full. These are basically the same but here's when positivity kicks in. Awesome post and a great suitable picture.
In nutshell if you keep your face to the sunshine, you cannot see your shadow. Thank you @velimir

Black and white, Yin and Yan, Pessimists and optimists - all this is a universal balance. But what is the balance?
As you gave an example above - for one person a glass is half empty and for another glass is half full. People are different and it has always been so. But there is a saying - "when we have not value, but lose and weep." Its meaning is that only after losing something, we begin to appreciate this thing or this person. Everything is relative.
Well, too, the rule applies to the world around us. For example, you can not always enjoy life, somehow negative events or life difficulties occur. The whole point is how you perceive them. If the dark side prevails in your soul and your mind - you will panic and blame the situation. If you look at the world with optimism - you will take a lesson from this situation and take it calmly.
We can observe the balance in everyday life, for example, a person who undeservedly received large riches more often just as easily and quickly with them is forgiven. The person who commits the evil, one way or another will be punished for it. Either society or karma.
The small area that goes to the dark side as if tells us that the preponderance will always be on the white side. Good thoughts and healthy optimism - that's what matters.

After I read your post, I asked myself what could be my answer if it is asked to me either the water is half shaded or half lighted. I think I would say half shaded..But your perspective is very brilliant: It is full all the time.. It is on our hand how to define it..We are the one who look at the things either dark or light..

Hi @velimir you are right people see the world in that way it is all about compromise, much to do with the fact that we need to accommodate the other half, like the photo you have with the rock holding half of the water very symbolic :)

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.

Someone told me something to fill me relax & i can fill it & can do anything. If you want to do something creative then move forward .

Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.
Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more.
You’re doing just fine.

I hope you'll do your best. Best of luck.

The picture is natural and good @velimir
Soft water is the main source in human life, air is a fluid that is needed by the body, about 8 liters / day we must consume it.
Water is the main point to maintain the balance of plants for plants are always in a humid state.
For the water industry is needed for the running of good machinery of textile, etc.
For water ice factory is the main ingredient for making ice itself.
For water technology can be used as a power plant electric current flowing from turbine-turbine rotation of the river which is operated by manual or machine.
Other functions of air as a tool of body hygiene and clothing.

Behind the soft air, this air can also bring disaster to living things, for example floods, tsunamis, heavy rains etc.
Water philosophy looks soft but can pierce the stone a little bit by bit
For man this philosophy can be taken i'tibar it should never give up in business, keep trying and trying to succeed.

Motivation of the birth of artwork basically depart from human need. The need is both physically and spiritually, in it contains values that can encourage the birth of works of art. In addition, personal experiences and social realities either consciously or unconsciously can be the idea of creation. All these motivations are the human desire to communicate with each other through artwork. So in the process of creating the work of artists must have a concept, so that the art can communicate with the audience.
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Motivasi lahirnya karya seni pada dasarnya berangkat dari kebutuhan manusia. Kebutuhan itu baik secara jasmani maupun rohani, di dalamnya mengandung nilai yang dapat mendorong lahirnya karya seni. Selain itu, pengalaman pribadi dan realitas sosial baik secara sadar maupun tidak sadar dapat menjadi ide penciptaan. Semua motivasi tersebut adalah keinginan manusia untuk berkomunikasi dengan sesamanya melalui karya seni. Maka dalam proses penciptaan karya seniman harus memiliki konsep, agar karya seni mampu berkomunikasi dengan penikmatnya.

the situation may be seen in different ways depending on one's point of view and that there may be opportunity in the situation as well as trouble.it depends upon the situation of the liquid in the glass. It's half 'full' if it is to be 'filled'. Half 'empty' if it is to be 'emptied'.But the approach should always be toward positivity , i mean optimistic , one who always believes in the greater good .
In the last paragraph you changed the whole thing by just introducing shallow hole filled with water that was tricky.....it really depends on persons perspective

I alway see the proverbial 'half glass as being full'. I guess that is because I am basically a person who sees everything in a state of flux but basically going in a positive direction. When I see your composition, I still identify with the positive but the dark half of that cirsle is really ominously depressing. It is a good thing that I can focus my attention on all parts of the composition, but my focus is to the white and hence to the 'light side'.

I love how you mix philosophy, wisdom and photography. All things are intricately linked, woven together in the tapestry of life, as you've so marvelously spelled out in your post. True genius sees the glass is full all the time, whether it be with air OR water, or any combination of the two.

I eagerly await your next post!

my father always says: all is an illusion. i agree with him, in your picture i saw that illusion, i mean, all it's relative. that is the true, our conception is always that way. Love your picture btw. At first i saw a face 👽 a pareidolia: IMG-20170120-WA0014.jpg

How beautifully you described this point of life, in the first i was confused what you want to say but next i clear ,wonderful thought thanks for sharing

look alike


Everything in life is two sided there is the good and there is the badlands but the truth is that the one you pay much attention to the more of it you would get.

Another cool photo from Master @velimir. I like the reflection on it. At first I didn't notice it's just a reflection until I stared at it :)

Thats a great concept, love the half light or half dark. I just see both.

Everything in life is about focus. We need to stop focusing on the one bad thing in our life and start focusing on all the opportunities that we have each day.

This was breath taking to read,, very vitalizing and inspiring the way you craft this one, resteemed thanks again

This picture reminds me of the moon :D because then again would the question be whether it is going to be a full moon or a new moon ^.^

Hello friend @Velimir

as I know it: the best of things is the middle. to reinforce my words then: look at the manuscripts below ...

In the face of many things in life we ​​often respond in excess and disproportionate. Similarly, in reading the texts of the Qur'an and as Sunnah often take the meaning of narrow / textual and tekadang to take the meaning that is too loose / liberal. The Qur'an and the Sunna have taught us to take a middle position in the face of many problems in life, as Allah says in al Baqarah verse 143.

وكذلك جعلناكم أمة وسطا لتكونوا شهداء على الناس ويكون الرسول عليكم شهيدا

and thus We have made you (the Muslims), the mediated (just and choice) of the people to witness to the (deeds) of men and that the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness of your (deeds). Also to the word of the Prophet

عن مطرف, قال: «خير الأمور أوساطها» شعب الإيمان للبيهقي - (14/113)

From Mudraf, the Prophet said: "The best of mid-matters". (HR Baihaki)

The glorious congregation of God swt!

🙏greetings from us @mawardy


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Thank you my friend

Its all about your perspective. Salespeople see it as the cup needs a little ice and some see that the cup is simply too big. The way i see it, however you see your cup, it better motivate you. Upvoted and Resteemed by @cryptoryno33

nice art dear
your outstanding activities is really good
carry on

Just awesome, Nice art and nice photography.

this is natural picture

good thought that is dear
i am just imressed by your post
carry on resteemit done

this is a very good post @velimir I hope one moment I can be like you

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"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly."

awesome skills with the lense, ability to really reached deep into a photo and translate it's meanings.You have made a very simple subject in to a thinking one.Thoughtful photography.Great work.

your post is very amazing @velimir

great art, this very deep meaning is like where someone see it of course with different viewpoint ..

OMG!!!!!!! I really love the concept behind your words.Simply it is amazing

We all see the world through our own eyes and not that of others first.
Light would argue it travels faster and same as sound.

Good points

very nice photography velimir...

This is also kind of a natural yin yang :) Great thoughts about a good shot!

It is very cool work, well done

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i love photography.you are a nice art.

This is a simple definition of Art that several amazing features can be deduced.. It's really educating, nice work...

The very idea of the glass being half empty or half full stems from our individualistic perception of a reality, an opportunity to either express our pessimism or our optimism about it. Thank you @velimir

Wowww. Awesome.

I like the way you think and interpret things. In my case I always try to see the positive side of things as bad as they seem. So we will be happier with what we have

I wonder how you can divide light in one place.

May I also be like you
Thanks for sharing post

Amazing photography

Great picture! I invite you to look at my profile ;)

I simply love your photography. And what i love more is the way u put up things to explain them. Afterall light overshadows darkness. @velimir

Good post 👍👌, Please upvote back me, @hazmisyahputra, thank you.

light is easy to love... its shade u need to love... show me ur shade :)


Poeth ha waegith aath daylogas ...poeth.....trawni wanni

Nice photography! I invited you to visit & upvote my posts. ☺

I agree on your diligence, it makes sense and is great for healthy minds and minds..

wow whatta photography, hats off to the photographer, this is awesome 😱😱😱

Nice shot! I will say, half light :)
Light gives me a more positive feeling then shadow that gives me a dark feeling.

Good written article , you know how to let people think about subjects.

art photography

I see you are very clever and intelligent in this life, the saying proverb you make so deep for this life, I admire the article that you created this, hopefully what you want it will be achieved later, may your career in the world of motor and photographi you smoothly,

I always waiting about your photography, best picture

Hello Guys how are you all ! Am new on steemit so like , comment and vote please , Am very happy to join this

network help me to get more followers and votes i also do follow back comment and vote you ! Thanks lovely

And one thing more also resteem my post in your friends.
Have a good day.

wow nice capture..it like a painting sir..different colours add beauty to it :)
very colourful..i totally agree with you..nature is the best artis...

Great pic, @velimir! It's kind of like half full-half empty... Images are only seen by the reflection they produce. Same as color... You only see the reflected wavelength. The rest, the object absorbed.

Showing the true meaning of our life :)
The dark part indicates where we are bad to people and the bright part is indicated Where we are good to people.
We are here to polite to those who need our help.
Again a unique concept in your posts,Thanks .

es excelente,que Dios te siga iluminando, felicitaciones y te sigo

Good and nice work appreciate ur work .nice photography

작은 우물..

Excelente post, Soy nueva en la comunidad espero contar son tu apoyo, Siempre estaré apoyándote gracias... Éxito

your post is very good, i like it

wow, what a awesome art photography. I think you are the best photographer

nice post my friend

awesome picture or photo of your upload ...
is the photo taken through the camera what is it?

beautiful pic and lovely :)

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Your pleased me, and also pleased as you conduct the blog.I wish you to blow off a large jackpot.Successes to you and good day

wow this is amazing. @grekster you have to check these out!

Very Nice Photo @velimir. A very nice writing about the Water in the cup as well. Thank you for sharing.

Interesting post. Thank's for sharing!

Thanks sharing / gracias es asombrosa