Just thought I'd drop in an observation: I've been following an interesting new BBC series in three parts, about Byzantium.
The important thing for me, apart from the historical, is that it again reinforces my belief that ciné photographers have a better eye than stills shooters for landscape as well as the observation of people.
Especially do I think they have a magical touch with long lenes used in cityscapes with people: several shots of people made from over oof vegetation and low fences etc. created beautiful frames for half-length shots; the same applied to images of people sitting at outdoor cafés, though in that instance, the people were used as interesting oof background decoration for the chap doing the speaking for the camera. Two attractive ladies in particular caught my oof attention: they seemed (to me) to be more than aware of the camera and their smiles and enjoyment in their attractiveness was a delight to watch. Sure, it distracted from the speaker, but you could lend him your ears if not your eyes. And that's not a problem for stills. We really should watch more high quality BBC stuff if we can. Really, really looking teaches as much if not more than a magazine ever could. But you have to apply yourself, even try to ignore the storyline...
Hot damn! Isn't that what folks are supposed to do with porn?