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« Reply #100 on: April 10, 2013, 02:47:49 PM »
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I'm not normally one for photographing 'Street', nor architecture, but this is an attempt to conflate the two - taken earlier today on a visit to Bath

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« Reply #101 on: April 10, 2013, 03:25:51 PM »
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Were you the happier man prior to, or post that Damascene moment?

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At the time I think I was happy that my cameras could last that long and still shoot well. Then I went over to the Dark Side (i.e., D*g*tal), and soon realized that by the time one figured out how to use a new camera, it was already obsolete in the eyes of the Pixel Peepers.

Now I'm quite pleased with my Canon 5DII and my Canon S95, and I don't miss the 8x10 view camera, or even the 4x5 at all. I still sometimes lust after the Mamiya 6 (my last real film camera) or even my Kodak Retina 3C, but I have no desire to go back to sloshing films or prints in toxic chemicals.

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« Reply #102 on: April 10, 2013, 03:26:55 PM »
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Ch Bill: I love your Archi-Street shot!
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« Reply #103 on: April 16, 2013, 05:25:03 PM »
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Transamerica Pyramid in fog, 2.14.13
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« Reply #104 on: April 17, 2013, 12:42:40 PM »
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Spooky image, Doug; are you sure this shouldn't have been posted in the 'Cars' thread? Have to admit, though, I can see a Pontiac absolutely nowhere, so I might be mistake about that.

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« Reply #105 on: April 17, 2013, 06:12:41 PM »
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Spooky image, Doug; are you sure this shouldn't have been posted in the 'Cars' thread? Have to admit, though, I can see a Pontiac absolutely nowhere, so I might be mistake about that.


Given the "noir" feel of the image, I'd say it's more likely there's a Packard or a Pierce-Arrow hiding in that fog.   Wink
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« Reply #106 on: April 18, 2013, 01:32:54 PM »
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Sa Pobla main square; you hear as much Arabic as Spanish these days. I wonder what the trees think when they leaf through the years... repetition of history, no doubt.

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« Reply #107 on: April 18, 2013, 04:00:23 PM »
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Are the trees that old?

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« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2013, 04:46:22 PM »
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Are the trees that old?




They didn't say...

Secretive planes - you know what they're like: lie about anything.

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« Reply #109 on: April 19, 2013, 12:46:15 PM »
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Smetime late in the pre-digital era I realized that not one of the six or so cameras I then owned had been in manufacture for at least thirty years.


Now THAT is old. Eric by "old" I meant that my stuff is about six years young, in the digital age they are dinosaurs and open to comments like " shucks are those still around?" and " you know there are cameras with two million percent better DR and ISO capabillities etc waffle waffle.."

The cameras are appliances to me, wish I could contribute in the other thread about character but I have no knowledge or experience with cameras that could instill the sense of pride that I see everyone writes about. I could write lots about a 1947 Series 2A Willys Jeep, '76 Landcruisers but nothing about a recent model Toyota Corolla.    
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« Reply #110 on: April 19, 2013, 01:59:06 PM »
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Now THAT is old. Eric by "old" I meant that my stuff is about six years young, in the digital age they are dinosaurs and open to comments like " shucks are those still around?" and " you know there are cameras with two million percent better DR and ISO capabillities etc waffle waffle.."

The cameras are appliances to me, wish I could contribute in the other thread about character but I have no knowledge or experience with cameras that could instill the sense of pride that I see everyone writes about. I could write lots about a 1947 Series 2A Willys Jeep, '76 Landcruisers but nothing about a recent model Toyota Corolla.    


And you survived? Well, obviously you did. Did you fit a total roll-bar?

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« Reply #111 on: April 19, 2013, 02:28:45 PM »
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And you survived? Well, obviously you did. Did you fit a total roll-bar?

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Roll bar?? What is that? If you wanted "protection," from bugs that is, you would flip up the the flimsy windscreen. 
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« Reply #112 on: April 20, 2013, 04:42:43 AM »
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This really is an office in a New South Wales country town:



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« Reply #113 on: April 20, 2013, 05:05:24 AM »
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Words fail me!

If ever there was a need for a name-change this must be it.

On the other hand, could it be brilliant, unforgettable marketing?

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« Reply #114 on: April 23, 2013, 08:43:08 AM »
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Word on the street: flavour of the month.

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« Reply #115 on: April 23, 2013, 09:26:31 AM »
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Espalier fruit trees in a walled garden

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« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2013, 09:28:51 AM »
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Espalier fruit trees in a walled garden




You do this style well.

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« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2013, 10:38:11 AM »
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Rob - thanks for the comment. Good to know I do something well!

Could you elaborate on what you mean by 'this style' - I think it's of a kind with something I posted in the Trees thread (reposted here for comparison with the espaliers photo), that is a semi-abstract, picking out patterns etc, but I'm aware you might have something else in mind

 
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« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2013, 01:13:27 PM »
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Rob - thanks for the comment. Good to know I do something well!

Could you elaborate on what you mean by 'this style' - I think it's of a kind with something I posted in the Trees thread (reposted here for comparison with the espaliers photo), that is a semi-abstract, picking out patterns etc, but I'm aware you might have something else in mind

 


That's exactly what I did mean, Bill; for me it's what lifts landscape from mere shot of beautiful view. It adds something by taking away. I suppose it's a sort of extreme cropping of the existing environment, a cutting away of the extraneous and concentration on the essence of whatever by making it something other than what it basically is.

I better be careful here: easy in this context to slide dangerously close to that word c********y, and that would never do!

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« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2013, 01:22:59 PM »
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c********y? You say the nicest/nastiest/most interesting/boring things (delete according to whatever c********y actually means - I've no idea)
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