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Chairman Bill

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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2009, 06:53:17 PM »

It's interesting (or not, you decide) that megalithic circles in the UK have stones that alternate between wide 'feminine' stones (usually a diamond-like shape) and upright, narrow 'masculine' stones. Some standing stones are particularly phallic. I'll have a hunt through my collection & see if I can find a photie or two to illustrate.

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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2009, 03:29:43 PM »

I swore I was going to stay out of this one, but I came across these while rooting around in my archives, and what the heck. Most people suspect me of some sort of perversion anyway, so what's to lose?

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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2009, 08:22:34 PM »

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I swore I was going to stay out of this one, but I came across these while rooting around in my archives, and what the heck. Most people suspect me of some sort of perversion anyway, so what's to lose?

Peter J



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are those aerials or micros? nice.
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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2009, 10:47:52 AM »

Thanks Witz; they're macro ice details.
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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2009, 09:51:27 AM »

thought I'd throw this ass into the mix...[attachment=11097:cal_dune.jpg]
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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2009, 10:16:14 AM »

Jeez, Matt!!!!! That image may earn you a spot in the Pree-verts' Hall of Fame. I'll probably see you at the induction ceremonies next summer.  

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« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2009, 11:38:31 AM »

Do I have to name this one "orgy?"

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« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2009, 03:55:59 PM »

Does anyone get the painful point...?

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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2009, 12:38:55 AM »

This is much less painful. Believe it or not, I had no idea of any phallic significance when I took this shot in Sapa, North Vietnam a couple of years ago. But now I come to think of it, two girls could be lots of fun.

Was I trying to say this, or was I just captivated by the spooky mist?

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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2009, 04:24:20 PM »

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This is much less painful. Believe it or not, I had no idea of any phallic significance when I took this shot in Sapa, North Vietnam a couple of years ago. But now I come to think of it, two girls could be lots of fun.

Was I trying to say this, or was I just captivated by the spooky mist?

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Well, Ray, the light looks happy enough!

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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2009, 02:45:30 AM »

Thought this might fit in here:

"Regarding photographs and Photoshop, I constantly hear the word enhance.
I hear it even more in junk email touting male virility.
I wonder, is there a connection?"

-Stephen Johnson
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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2009, 04:01:32 AM »

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Thought this might fit in here:

"Regarding photographs and Photoshop, I constantly hear the word enhance.
I hear it even more in junk email touting male virility.
I wonder, is there a connection?"

-Stephen Johnson


No, itīs over at the other end of the kiosk - under car magazines

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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2009, 04:26:33 AM »

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Well, Ray, the light looks happy enough!

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Rob, you are so rude   . The ladies don't look too unhappy either. I notice also a big root on the left.

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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2009, 05:06:48 PM »

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I think the Kodachrome Basin is at least as phallic as the Far East:


Very phallic indeed!

And ray, I think that is a very appropriate tag for those photos. Side question, how hard did you push the greens (in post) in those shots...?

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« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2009, 07:09:22 PM »

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And ray, I think that is a very appropriate tag for those photos. Side question, how hard did you push the greens (in post) in those shots...?

The greens are probably overdone. I confess to having some difficulty in deciding between as natural and realistic a result as my memory can serve, and a result which pleases me at the time of processing, even though it might not necessarily be realistic. Often, after I've attempted to get the colors as realistic as possible to make a print which I hang on my wall, some time later I'm sure to think, "I should have given more vibrancy to those colors".

I think it might be better to err on the side of vibrancy.
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« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2009, 07:34:13 AM »

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I think it might be better to err on the side of vibrancy.


They also tell me that size matters, but as I look at these things from a different perspective, I couldnīt really vouch for it one way or the other.

Now Iīm all aquiver.

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« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2009, 08:12:03 AM »

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Thought this might fit in here:

"Regarding photographs and Photoshop, I constantly hear the word enhance.
I hear it even more in junk email touting male virility.
I wonder, is there a connection?"

-Stephen Johnson

I often wondered where those e-mail came from. Now I know: Adobe.
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« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2009, 08:40:57 AM »

Hate to spoil the boys will be boys fun. But some of you may be interested in this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Georgia-OKeeffe-Came...276&sr=1-10

Georgia O'Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity

From the book:

"...[O'Keeffe] was most bothered by the sexualized interpretations of her art..."

but

"...[Stieglitz] promoted the sexual interpretations of her imagery to which she objected."

Bottomline:

- One's intent for one's work can be interpreted by many viewers in many ways.

- Sex sells.

Wonderful book, BTW.
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« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2009, 03:56:12 PM »

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Hate to spoil the boys will be boys fun. But some of you may be interested in this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Georgia-OKeeffe-Came...276&sr=1-10

Georgia O'Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity

Bottomline:


- Sex sells.

Wonderful book, BTW.



Interesting conclusion, which sort of forces the question why political correctness effed up my calendar business almost overnight.

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« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2009, 01:02:50 PM »

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thought I'd throw this ass into the mix...[attachment=11097:cal_dune.jpg]

I cracked a smile when I saw this, butt I digress.  
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