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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2012, 05:55:28 AM »
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On a website that is here primarily for the purpose of landscape photography, how does such a forum fit into this website's raison d'etre?

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If you look at all the categories then it has long since ceased to exist in that context? Everything from hard disk failures to the world's economic failures. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2012, 06:07:36 AM »
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I signed up to LuLa on the basis of it being (ostensibly) a landscape photography site. Given that landscape seems to be just one of the genres catered for here (the Recent Professional Work thread is notable for the lack of landscapes), it's clearly morphed into a more generic photography forum.

Personally, I've been looking around the web for a good portraiture photography forum, so a portraiture section would find favour with me. Maybe a wildlife/nature photography section, and something specific to B&W wouldn't go amiss either.
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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2012, 06:25:05 AM »
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Whatever happened to the planned 'real names' policy?
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2012, 09:11:37 AM »
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On a website that is here primarily for the purpose of landscape photography, how does such a forum fit into this website's raison d'etre?

Perhaps your confusion/indecision about how and where to place it reflects the problem that it doesn't really belong?

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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2012, 09:32:03 AM »
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On a website that is here primarily for the purpose of landscape photography, how does such a forum fit into this website's raison d'etre?

Perhaps your confusion/indecision about how and where to place it reflects the problem that it doesn't really belong?

That is quite interesting.  I have been a member here for years and I rarely ever think of it as website and forum about landscape photography.  I know Landscape is in the title, but for me that's an historic thing and the site seems to cater for a very wide audience. In fact some of the most frequent posters seem more interested in the nuts and bolts of cameras and software than in any one particular genre of photography (or perhaps photography at all). Michael seems to be quite into people photography but that doesn't need a change of site name.  Perhaps a section for 'People Photography' would be useful.  I agree about possibly dropping the Combocam section - it rarely gets used - most of the information comes under the other movie section.

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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2012, 09:43:01 AM »
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On a website that is here primarily for the purpose of landscape photography, how does such a forum fit into this website's raison d'etre?

Perhaps your confusion/indecision about how and where to place it reflects the problem that it doesn't really belong?

If we were to get philosophical about this we should perhaps start by defining Landscape. What is a Landscape? Could it be considered as any view of any scene that is taken on land?

For example, a photograph of a tree is undoubtedly a landscape because the tree is on land. A house is on land, but a photograph of a house is not necessarily considered to be a landscape.

On the other hand, if the house is surrounded by trees, it may be considered as a landscape.
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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2012, 09:51:51 AM »
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If LL was essentially "here primarily for the purpose of landscape photography" I wouldn't be here.
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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2012, 10:14:13 AM »
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If LL was essentially "here primarily for the purpose of landscape photography" I wouldn't be here.


Snap; me too! But that might make one or two folks perfectly happy.

In my view, the real value of this site is in the very variety of poster and pictures that it publishes. Were it to turn into a one-dimensional 'club'  with all that that implies, I'd switch off right now. You can even get bored with too much sex; what chance some staple diet of nothing but more ARATs?

If you rule out the people contributing to the MF and Pro sections, you remove the very people from whom the amateur has so much he can learn. Photography doesn't mean that it has to be only one genre or another.

People can learn a lot from different photographic discipline, unless they are terminally anal. And insofar as I can discover, the cross-fertilization here is very good indeed. Anyone wishing to start zones for 'portraits', for example, has nobody prohibiting him from so doing - go ahead and create a thread. On anything that's decent.

Anyone wanting to pig out on pure landscape has several threads devoted to nothing else; why not use them, or is it all about exclusion and would that make you feel better about yourself if it is?

From a commercial point of view, I’d imagine that the wider the client base, the more interesting the site to prospective business backers…

But it ain’t mine, so we shall see what we shall see.

Rob C
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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2012, 11:00:55 AM »
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You can even get bored with too much sex;

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Are you speaking from experience here Rob?  Too much sex could get boring, but it would still beat too much pet photography!

Jim
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« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2012, 11:55:49 AM »
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You can even get bored with too much sex...

It's yet to happen, but I'll keep an open mind.
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« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2012, 12:13:58 PM »
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It's yet to happen, but I'll keep an open mind.


Wrong technique: don't even think about it and you'll be okay, either way, bored or not.

Of course I speak from experience: when there's none (sex) about it's the only way to survive; as I indicated, it's all in the state or conditioning of the mind.

But let's not go there too deeply; let's concentrate instead on landscape as balm for the troubled psyche. Visual therapy.

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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2012, 12:52:16 PM »
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...landscape as balm for the troubled psyche. Visual therapy...

You just formulated one of the main reasons people love/paint/shoot landscapes!

Although, in your case, I suspect you were just being sarcastic Wink
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« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2012, 04:45:45 PM »
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You just formulated one of the main reasons people love/paint/shoot landscapes!

Although, in your case, I suspect you were just being sarcastic Wink



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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2012, 01:08:55 AM »
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I also think this forum has long passed landscape-specific focus. In fact, the reason I came here quite a few years ago was because of its continuing hands-on, practical review of digital cameras. I now consider the "landscape" of the title to be more of a metaphor than anything else, as when somebody might say, "Looking over the photographic landscape..."

As for Rob's specific involvement with sex and landscapes, I will remain mostly silent, saying only that golf seems to be a complete replacement for sex, and vice-versa. You only *need* one of the two. Both can work together, though that grows expensive, especially if you often upgrade either clubs or partners. I currently have a 12 handicap, but I don't keep one for golf...
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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2012, 02:35:40 AM »
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I also think this forum has long passed landscape-specific focus. In fact, the reason I came here quite a few years ago was because of its continuing hands-on, practical review of digital cameras. I now consider the "landscape" of the title to be more of a metaphor than anything else, as when somebody might say, "Looking over the photographic landscape..."

As for Rob's specific involvement with sex and landscapes, I will remain mostly silent, saying only that golf seems to be a complete replacement for sex, and vice-versa. You only *need* one of the two. Both can work together, though that grows expensive, especially if you often upgrade either clubs or partners. I currently have a 12 handicap, but I don't keep one for golf...



A wise course to play, John; consider the Tiger, Tiger, burning bright in that forest in the night!

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Rob C


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« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2012, 03:28:21 AM »
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I think "other photography" is sufficient to offer a home for everything else.
I don't want to see Lula diluted with other genres like sport, portrait, animal, event, wedding or such like. There are plenty of other fora for their specialisms.

However there remain some aspects of landscape photography that don't easily fit into any existing section. As an example: I'm interested if anyone else had tried the new Impossible Project colour protection film for the SX70, but there's nowhere to ask.

(For anyone that thinks Polaroid type products aren't suitable for landscape work, I suggest they have a look at Singular Images by Ansel Adams, then come back and discuss if it's relevant or not) ;-)
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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2012, 04:59:32 AM »
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As a relative newbe & infrequent poster here I find the site functioning pretty well. I started visiting the site for to read some of the articles & naturally found the forums. They are useful. Especially in the areas of processing & printing.

In the other forums I participate in, mostly antique machinery of some sort or fly fishing, there is some kind of Off Topic or general discussion area. Where you will often find the best or more interesting conversations of the entire forum. Similar to the coffee Corner here. There is some good bits there.

I think a other photography styles section could be interesting. At least give it a try I say.
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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2012, 06:06:24 AM »
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I think "other photography" is sufficient to offer a home for everything else.
I don't want to see Lula diluted with other genres like sport, portrait, animal, event, wedding or such like. There are plenty of other fora for their specialisms.

However there remain some aspects of landscape photography that don't easily fit into any existing section. As an example: I'm interested if anyone else had tried the new Impossible Project colour protection film for the SX70, but there's nowhere to ask.

(For anyone that thinks Polaroid type products aren't suitable for landscape work, I suggest they have a look at Singular Images by Ansel Adams, then come back and discuss if it's relevant or not) ;-)



So start a thread.

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« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2012, 02:46:39 AM »
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As for Rob's specific involvement with sex and landscapes, I will remain mostly silent, saying only that golf seems to be a complete replacement for sex, and vice-versa. You only *need* one of the two. Both can work together, though that grows expensive, especially if you often upgrade either clubs or partners. I currently have a 12 handicap, but I don't keep one for golf...

I'm no expert, but I can't help thinking that if the two can be substituted there is something wong, or at least highly unconventional, about your technique in one or both pursuits!

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« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2012, 03:11:53 AM »
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I'm no expert, but I can't help thinking that if the two can be substituted there is something wong, or at least highly unconventional, about your technique in one or both pursuits!

 Cool



Well, they seem to share quite a bit of common jargon...

Rob C
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