Friday, March 9, 2012

Driving & Diptychs!

The wheel was slippery beneath my sweaty palms as I squinted to make out the road in front of me through the heavy rain. With every turn, water would splash terrifyingly from beneath the wheels, leaving me jittery and panicked. And then, a red light! I stepped on the clutch, pressed on the brake, and just as I thought I would come to a decent stop before the traffic lights, I made a mistake and the engine stalled once again.

Yep, that's right. I'm learning to drive & I'm absolutely awful at it!

No, that's an exaggeration. I'm not that bad.

When it's a straight road.

And when I don't have to stop.

Because I am almost incapable of starting the car without:
a) jerking it violently
b) killing the engine
c) causing my driving instructor to yell my name

I know some people find it super enjoyable & POWERFUL to drive, but I honestly feel quite comfortable with my dependency on another person to transport me around. "Yes, mommy, I will be home by 5pm if you can pick me up!"

I'm hoping my reluctance to be the chauffeur of my own life is due to the fact that driving manual cars are terribly challenging to those who seem to be coordination-impaired & that once I become acquainted with a nice, kind auto car, my inhibitions will race away! (pun intended)

Plenty more lessons to go, plenty more engines to kill, and a huge plethora of angry Malaysian drivers to further aggravate so I shouldn't be thinking too ahead anyway!

The point of this post is to share my progress for my March goal, which is to create 30 Diptychs! I know I said 40 at first but I decided to be a rational human being and so, I changed my mind. But firstly..

WHAT IS A DIPTYCH?

It sounds somewhat technological but fret not for a "diptych is a photograph that uses two different or identical images side by side to form one single artistic statement. The two images can literally be in contact with each other, or separated by a border or frame!"

dip1
#1

dip2
#2

dip3
#3

dip4
#4 (Baby brother learning to shave)

dip5
#5 (Squishy Kaelan Ong!)

dip6
#6 (Shane!)

dip7
#7

Of course, I have so much more to learn and these pictures aren't exactly works of art, but the more I take, the more I enjoy photography so let's hope my next 23 pictures come out better! For my sake.. and yours! Open-mouthed smile

4 comments:

  1. How the bloody hell is diptych pronounced? O.O

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    1. They way it's spelt lah! Dip.. Tich! Haha okay, wow now that I say it aloud it sounds really weird. Mind you, I'm alone in some restaurant saying diptych aloud over and over again.. :P

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  2. your diptychs are really awesome works of art, tiffany :)

    btw all the best at getting certified to drive legally!

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    1. Ahah you're just saying that but thanks. :) on both counts! :)

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