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« Reply #1160 on: January 12, 2014, 12:07:18 PM »
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Here are some olives.
One of the best in this thread so far!
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« Reply #1161 on: January 12, 2014, 12:09:45 PM »
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Couple at night


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« Reply #1162 on: January 12, 2014, 12:09:53 PM »
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Unless your innocence is tongue-in-cheek:

ARAT: another rock, another tree.

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Gosh. I never heard that term in all my sixty-plus years of photographing rocks and trees and other stuff, like road tar and graffiti.
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« Reply #1163 on: January 12, 2014, 12:37:57 PM »
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Gosh. I never heard that term in all my sixty-plus years of photographing rocks and trees and other stuff, like road tar and graffiti.

Never mind, Eric, it is just landscape haters speaking in tongues. Wink
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« Reply #1164 on: January 12, 2014, 01:15:47 PM »
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Never mind, Eric, it is just landscape haters speaking in tongues. Wink


Neither true nor fair, Slobodan. (Emoticon notwithstanding.)

The term really owes its existence as reaction to the great lack of originality in a huge majority of ARAT subject matter. That's why when something really cool comes up, such as Chris's two photographs, it makes us 'ere lot with a more tempered, less acolyte-like take on ARAT sit up, take notice and comment. That's why you won't find us of that persuasion generally commenting on ARAT threads.

From a personal standpoint, I find it quite difficult in my own reality to see those sorts of images in the raw, as it were, even if I do enjoy the good ones in the final, photographic presentation. I believe we probably all have visual blind spots, and that's but one of mine. Having said which, I am not suggesting that I don't feel capable of appreciating landscape work, just that I think there's so little good stuff about. Generally, I think that I feel more impressed with black/white interpretations of the genre.

As an edit:  think I am really turning further and further away from colour in my own appreciation of photography; this could be an atavistic thing because of the era when I first became obsessed with the medium - it might even be a reaction to the general disappointment I feel with colour printing. Perhaps more likely is the impression that I have that black/white is just more interesting in its ability to take things out of cold reality and into a further space where imagination can run more freely. Bad colour is obvious, try to disguise it how you may - with words or with visual exaggerations - the truth will always out.

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« Reply #1165 on: January 12, 2014, 01:58:50 PM »
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The Tree Of A Million Faces

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« Reply #1166 on: January 12, 2014, 02:49:18 PM »
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Neither true nor fair, Slobodan. (Emoticon notwithstanding.)

The term really owes its existence as reaction to the great lack of originality in a huge majority of ARAT subject matter...

Well, whether it is true, or fair, or both, is, of course, highly debatable, but I stand by what I said (emoticon was there to confirm the old adage that every joke contains a bit of joke Wink )

As for originality, let me put Isaac's hat for a moment and correct the above statement to read:

"... great lack of originality in a huge majority of ANY subject matter..."

And yet we do not come up with derogatory terms for those. For instance, we do not say ABAB (Another Boob, Another Butt) Grin
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« Reply #1167 on: January 12, 2014, 03:20:17 PM »
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Trees the other way round (its even ARAT) Tongue




Future Perspective




Trees and Cliff




Leaves and Tree Bark




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« Reply #1168 on: January 12, 2014, 04:22:35 PM »
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Well, whether it is true, or fair, or both, is, of course, highly debatable, but I stand by what I said (emoticon was there to confirm the old adage that every joke contains a bit of joke Wink )

As for originality, let me put Isaac's hat for a moment and correct the above statement to read:

"... great lack of originality in a huge majority of ANY subject matter..."

And yet we do not come up with derogatory terms for those. For instance, we do not say ABAB (Another Boob, Another Butt) Grin




Of course not! That would be politically incorrect; misogynistic, in fact. And let's face it: most of us do like seeing more of either and preferably both; that does, of course, put a pressure on the photographer to seek out those worth preserving for posterity. Oh dear.

But the point is that we are discussing ARAT and not the rest of the broad panoply of genres that abounds in photography. Whether or not similar acronyms exist within the other genres I do not know; perhaps they are regional.

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« Reply #1169 on: January 12, 2014, 04:28:48 PM »
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Chris, I think you owe your sister!

That's why folks go on distant location: wakens the senses.

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« Reply #1170 on: January 12, 2014, 04:33:59 PM »
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Chris, Trees and Cliff--terrific! That and your seagull from Mallorca are my favorites (so far).
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« Reply #1171 on: January 12, 2014, 04:38:30 PM »
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Chris, I think you owe your sister!

That's why folks go on distant location: wakens the senses.

Rob C

Chris, Trees and Cliff--terrific! That and your seagull from Mallorca are my favorites (so far).

Thanks !
Seems my move to digital made something explode Smiley .
Seriously - I'm a bit shocked by my new speed of output due to that digital camera.
But after holidays I guess thats somewhat normal.
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« Reply #1172 on: January 12, 2014, 04:47:25 PM »
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For instance, we do not say ABAB (Another Boob, Another Butt) Grin

Those of who were actually in that business had far more derogatory terms to describe our activities than simply ABAB, Slobodan.  And I say that as a former titanbumographer.

LOL

Cheers,

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« Reply #1173 on: January 12, 2014, 10:31:04 PM »
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Chris, you're really on a roll! Great stuff! (And no ABABs either.)

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« Reply #1174 on: January 13, 2014, 09:36:41 PM »
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Hello, been a while since I've posted here.
Recently had my first attempt at IR at my favourite cemetery

Frangipani trees form a guard of honour of sorts

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« Reply #1175 on: January 13, 2014, 09:52:10 PM »
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Guardian of the dead


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« Reply #1176 on: January 13, 2014, 10:19:39 PM »
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Australian Boab trees freshly planted on the grounds of a new hotel I was shooting last week in the south of China.



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« Reply #1177 on: January 14, 2014, 01:04:04 AM »
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The Tree Of A Million Faces

And a million stories.

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« Reply #1178 on: January 14, 2014, 01:04:55 AM »
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Hello, been a while since I've posted here.
Recently had my first attempt at IR at my favourite cemetery

Frangipani trees form a guard of honour of sorts

Intriguing perspective!

Mike.
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« Reply #1179 on: January 14, 2014, 03:29:18 AM »
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Great moods (not too fond of IR), and I think the shapes constructed are great in all the shots. Once again I think black/white takes first prize.

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