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« Reply #100 on: February 08, 2013, 12:14:23 PM »
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More pictures and less talk, anyone?

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« Reply #101 on: February 08, 2013, 12:22:20 PM »
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@family of man

This is a provocative photograph that works on it's content and framing. I get a very strong emotional and intellectual reaction that keeps me interested. Where we often like the f/g to be sharp, this diffuse profile works perfectly as a means of getting to the group behind the scrim. As the title suggests the group goes down in size referring to the famous evolution drawings. The simple tones work to maximize the effect here with no unnecessary distraction. This is one of my favorite photographs this week. This is one I'd like to see in a print.
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« Reply #102 on: February 08, 2013, 01:09:38 PM »
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I agree. Only the image matters. I don't care about labels;

Fair enough. Here's a landscape.
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« Reply #103 on: February 08, 2013, 01:10:55 PM »
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Both good Seamus, but #2 is a great shot. Bravo!
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« Reply #104 on: February 08, 2013, 02:05:05 PM »
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Fair enough. Here's a landscape.

I like it, very much in fact. What you want to label it is your business.   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #105 on: February 08, 2013, 02:06:45 PM »
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Thanks, Doug. Here's another landscape.
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« Reply #106 on: February 08, 2013, 02:17:13 PM »
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And here's a still life for you.
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« Reply #107 on: February 08, 2013, 02:54:51 PM »
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Ok, here's a landscape called 'Brainwave':



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« Reply #108 on: February 08, 2013, 03:06:23 PM »
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And here's a still life for you.
I liked your "landscapes" better. No matter what you call them, only the photograph matters. No one cares what category a great image fits into and no label will improve a photograph that sucks. You may argue whether Cartier-Bresson's definition of what he thought "street photography" ought to be is something other photographers should care about, but at the end of the day it's just an empty academic exercise. Labels don't matter. Art matters.
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« Reply #109 on: February 08, 2013, 03:20:48 PM »
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You may argue whether Cartier-Bresson's definition of what he thought "street photography" ought to be is something other photographers should care about, but at the end of the day it's just an empty academic exercise. Labels don't matter. Art matters.

I don't argue any such thing. HCB never "defined" street photography in words, but he defined it pretty convincingly in photographs. I'm glad to know that "art matters."
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« Reply #110 on: February 08, 2013, 04:57:17 PM »
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Boy in the bubble photo:
There's a fine line between sappy sentimentality and genuine nature, and at first I wasn't so sure which way this photograph fell on that line. But looking closer for a bit, I have a better appreciation of it, and I enjoy it even though the kid is too cute (sarcasm). It has an interesting texture to it that I really like.  The framing is spot on and gives all the story I need. The technical execution is near perfect for me, and I think it's a terrific photograph, although not as interesting for me as the first one.
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« Reply #111 on: February 08, 2013, 05:02:46 PM »
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Ok, here's a landscape called 'Brainwave':




@Brainwave.

I liked the look of this at postage stamp size. But when I made it full screen size, I was a bit disappointed. There wasn't much there there. The backs of people in stasis aren't all that intriguing and the rest of the image fizzled for me. The shapes and tone are obviously interesting in an abstract sense, which is why I think I liked the thumbnail. And the wall of lights is interesting but not enough content to generate much excitement for me.
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« Reply #112 on: February 08, 2013, 05:19:57 PM »
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I don't argue any such thing. HCB never "defined" street photography in words, but he defined it pretty convincingly in photographs. I'm glad to know that "art matters."

Ah, but you have argued that people should follow his modus operandi, and that anything that varies from it isn't worthy of being called street photography. My point is that it doesn't matter.
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« Reply #113 on: February 08, 2013, 05:55:01 PM »
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Love the Landscapes, Russ and Seamus.

(Maybe the colors are a bit too saturated?   Grin )

I agree that the Still Life doesn't have the pizzazz of the Landscapes.
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« Reply #114 on: February 09, 2013, 12:56:38 AM »
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The second one is brilliant, Seamus.

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« Reply #115 on: February 09, 2013, 04:29:01 AM »
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Thanks Mike.
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« Reply #116 on: February 09, 2013, 04:31:37 AM »
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« Reply #117 on: February 09, 2013, 09:37:18 AM »
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You're really hitting your stride, Seamus! Nice work!
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« Reply #118 on: February 09, 2013, 09:53:34 AM »
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« Reply #119 on: February 09, 2013, 10:05:25 AM »
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And here's a still life for you.
@ Man beating drum
Is this ambiguous? Really?
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