Now I know what a Chicken Cooking in a Microwave, kind of feels like

This is very strange – WP accepts pdf picture files, but only inserts a link to the image.  So, under this pdf link, I’ll attempt to upload a jpg of the image – but I’m having a ‘hell-of-a-time’ uploading any type of image to WP any more and I’m wondering why?

ABSTRACT PAINTED WALL NUMBER 27, EDIT J, by Nawfal Johnson

One thing for sure – IF you click on the link above – you can get a GREAT BIG LOOK at my artwork in detail – I was even impressed!

Title: "ABSTRACT PAINTED WALL NUMBER 27, EDIT J". Creation Date: 21 November 2014. Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART. Collection Year: 2013 to Present (On-Going). Genre: Abstract Expressionism. Original Medium: Colour Pencils, Ink Pens, Permanent Markers, and Oil Pastels. Material: Smooth Acid Free Art Paper 150 gsm. Final Product: Digital Artwork. Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson. All Rights Reserved. Penang, Malaysia. No Unauthorized Usage.

Title: “ABSTRACT PAINTED WALL NUMBER 27, EDIT J”.
Creation Date: 21 November 2014.
Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.
Collection Year: 2013 to Present (On-Going).
Genre: Abstract Expressionism.
Original Medium: Colour Pencils, Ink Pens, Permanent Markers, and Oil Pastels.
Material: Smooth Acid Free Art Paper 150 gsm.
Final Product: Digital Artwork.
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
No Unauthorized Usage.

Chicken in a Microwave and Abstract Painted Wall Art

Chickens in microwaves and Abstract Art have nothing to do with each other; however, I bet it caught your attention.

On the 19th, I had an MRI done on my lumbar and pelvis regions: just a regular check-up to see if there are any changes that need to be looked into further.

Because I’m claustrophobic, I need to be sedated before being put in the coffin – I mean – MRI Tube.  Also, because I’m already taking so many pain-killers and other strong medications, the amount of morphine I need to be knocked-out is higher than the normal person will get.  The doctor was unaware of this fact: The amount given had no affect (5mg) – it should have been 10 – 15mg.  So, I told the technicians to put blinders over my eyes so I could not see anything.

Yes, I was freaked out, but less so with the blinders over my eyes; nevertheless, I was awake for the entire MRI session.

At some point during the session, the areas in my lumbar spine where I have my titanium screws, rods, and cages, started to warm up – well not warm up – they started getting hot!

Because the Radiologist believed I was sedated, I was not given a hand buzzer to get the technicians attention – a typical precaution for patients who are awake.

The areas around my spine with the implants got hot as the magnetic ‘device’ was imaging those areas.  At first I tried calling out to the technicians – I believed there would be some intercom type of system to communicate with them: there was not.  Then, I removed the heart meter from my left thumb to stop the heart beat beeper monitor and I thought if they thought I was ‘dead’ they would come check things out – no one bothered to see why the thumb sensitive heart monitor had stopped.  So, my last option was trying SOS – HOPING THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE KNEW Morse Code:  I used my pointer finger and tried using the thumb hook-up heart monitor as my Morse Code communicator.  …—…—…— .  No one at all figured out I was in some distress.

So, I attempted to stay calm as a chicken baking in a microwave oven hoping that the tissue around the titanium implants were not cooking my insides.

You can be sure that I gave the Radiologist and technicians a lecture on heat sensitivity of my titanium implants and that they need to be aware of if the heart monitor stops – then something is seriously wrong inside the tube and they should pause the scan and see what the hell is happening!

Thus, my story has nothing to do with my art-piece, but never-mind, my posts are often convoluted.

I believe the reason this is the first time I have ever felt the heat is because in all the other times I’ve had MRI’s done, I HAVE BEEN TOTALLY SEDATED and I did not feel the heating affect.

So what is the moral of this story.  I’m not sure really.  While titanium is not magnetic, it is a metal and apparently, I can confirm, heats up during an MRI scan.  Perhaps it was because the MRI being used is old?  I would not know.  Maybe newer MRI machines have improvements that do not have this heating effect.

Next time, I will go to a place with a brand new MRI machine, and / or, make sure I am totally morphined-to-sleep.

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ABSTRACT on 14 NOVEMBER 2014, EDIT D by Nawfal Johnson

Title: "ABSTRACT on 14 NOVEMBER 2014, EDIT D".     Creation Date: 14 Nov 2014.     Creation Year: 2014.     Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.     Collection Year(s): 2013 TO PRESENT (ON-GOING).     Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.     All Rights Reserved.     Penang, Malaysia.     No Unauthorized Use.
Title: “ABSTRACT on 14 NOVEMBER 2014, EDIT D”.
Creation Date: 14 Nov 2014.
Creation Year: 2014.
Collection: ABSTRACT PAINTED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART.
Collection Year(s): 2013 TO PRESENT (ON-GOING).
Copyright 2014 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
No Unauthorized Use.

AS WITH SOUND, PHOTOGRAPHS ARE SUBJECTIVE

As with sound, images are subjective. You and I may not see the same color red as red, but we will probably agree that the image on the screen is a digital image or film image, based on contrast, bit depth, and refresh rate.

John Dykstra

“Red Metal Door – Georgetown, Penang” (2011, Nawfal Johnson Nur)

RED DOOR, Georgetown, 2011, njn

RED DOOR, Georgetown, 2011, njn. An interesting red painted door in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, photographed by Nawfal Johnson Nur.


Some people may wonder why photographers create the photographs they do.   Many people, I suspect, don’t care.  There are some, a few, who are interested in your work:  It is this group who will spend the time to look more deeply at your photographs and see why the photographer took the time to compose and photograph a subject.  These interested few will realize the minor details in the photograph, that also, I assume, caught the eye of the photographer.  Some of these details may be color, texture, design, shadow and light.

In the photograph of the red door, I was attracted by the vibrant red color when I first saw it.  I then approached the door more closely to get my photograph.  I wondered what the Chinese characters meant.  I was also half curious what the pealed off, square sign was, that used to be there.  I noticed several layers of paint underneath the red paint.  I wondered how many layers there were, and how old this door was.  So many interesting questions pop up in my mind when I see an interesting subject to photograph.  I may never get all the answers to my questions about a subject; nonetheless, I always attempt to get a photograph of the subject.

Yes, images are subjective.  I can’t please all the people all the time.  However, if I can please myself through the work that I do, then what more can I ask.  If I feel I have captured some subject that interests me, and I have done a good job with the composition, then the photograph is likely to capture the attention of a few other people who also see subjects similar to the way I see the subjects.  If I find answers to some of my questions about a subject, then that is an added bonus.

I can’t be alone.  The world is a big place, so live curious with a camera in hand at ‘all’ times, and create photographs that satisfy your adventurous spirit.

Hey!

Hey All!

Those who visit my Journals often probably know that I spend more time writing to my other Behind the Lens Journal, so just to let you know that I have a few new entries over there.  This blog is more geared to showing a few “Select” Portfolios and Philosophies on those topics.  Nevertheless, I have an image I did a few weeks ago, that should go in my DARK Photographic Series, I’ll have to round it up and post it in the Gallery.  Let me find it.  For now, you can check out my other Journal.  Thanks!