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Bandera Road Animal Hospital
« on: February 21, 2011, 02:54:32 PM »

On the theory that "place" is a matter of degree, running a gradient from east of East Saint Louis to the Sistine chapel, I present for your consideration my two photos of Bandera Road where I have tried to be inclusive enough to compensate for any lack of density.   Bruce
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 04:09:30 PM »

On the theory that "place" is a matter of degree, running a gradient from east of East Saint Louis to the Sistine chapel, I present for your consideration my two photos of Bandera Road where I have tried to be inclusive enough to compensate for any lack of density.   Bruce

Huh!?

Pardon my "density", but... say what?

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 04:33:10 PM »

Huh!?

Pardon my "density", but... say what?

Copy that, twofold!
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 04:40:19 PM »

Huh!?

Pardon my "density", but... say what?
I mean, the more "place" the better [as in really being somewhere], and if the concentration of important or meaningful things to see is less, I need a larger net to get enough.  Bruce
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 05:00:59 PM »

Per square foot or number of items, old pubs tend to be more meaningful than parking lots, but for better or worse, I spend more time in parking lots, so my photos need to compensate.  Bruce
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 06:01:21 PM »

I mean, the more "place" the better [as in really being somewhere], and if the concentration of important or meaningful things to see is less, I need a larger net to get enough.  Bruce

Let me see if I got it: the more nothing there is, the more of it you have to include? Hoping that a multiplication of nothingness would result in... "somethingness"?

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 06:16:54 PM »

Let me see if I got it: the more nothing there is, the more of it you have to include? Hoping that a multiplication of nothingness would result in... "somethingness"?
Slobodan you're a philosopher, and you're spot-on. When I  read your sentence I think it could also be apply to our western culture in general. The promise land that multiplying nothingness will bring us something-ness.(Ok, I'm aware that where you come from (eastern Europe), the promise land was resting somethingness to multiply nothingness. Just the other side of the same coin). ;)

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 06:21:35 PM »

Slobodan you're a philosopher, and you're spot-on. When I  read your sentence I think it could also be apply to our western culture in general. The promise land that multiplying nothingness will bring us something-ness.(Ok, I'm aware that where you come from (eastern Europe), the promise land was resting somethingness to multiply nothingness. Just the other side of the same coin). ;)

Cheers.

Just as I was searching for a WWWAAAYYY more powerful GPS to find my way in this theory Slobodan brings it home!
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 06:52:55 PM »

Let me see if I got it: the more nothing there is, the more of it you have to include? Hoping that a multiplication of nothingness would result in... "somethingness"?

Yep.  They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.  ;)
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 07:35:40 PM »

Let me see if I got it: the more nothing there is, the more of it you have to include? Hoping that a multiplication of nothingness would result in... "somethingness"?

Yes and Yep, though I hope to do more than just multiply it. The badlands of mass culture are both bad and culture.  [You couldn't farm in some of the places you photograph, but you still make them look like something.]  I want the photos to question the scene's significance, but also to show it, though as a result they may end up doing neither.  Because it's there..., and sometimes it looks fantastic?  Bruce
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 08:22:39 PM »

#1 is the best photo of a utility pole I've seen in some time.
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 07:00:00 AM »

Yes and Yep, though I hope to do more than just multiply it. The badlands of mass culture are both bad and culture.  [You couldn't farm in some of the places you photograph, but you still make them look like something.]  I want the photos to question the scene's significance, but also to show it, though as a result they may end up doing neither.  Because it's there..., and sometimes it looks fantastic?  Bruce

When you have a spare 20 minutes to watch, you may find this interesting:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/james_howard_kunstler_dissects_suburbia.html
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 10:34:57 AM »

Let me see if I got it: the more nothing there is, the more of it you have to include? Hoping that a multiplication of nothingness would result in... "somethingness"?
+1!

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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 10:35:16 AM »

#1 is the best photo of a utility pole I've seen in some time.
+2.
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2011, 10:51:29 AM »

Either you are all (OP included) pulling my leg, or I am a complete ignorant; but I swear I do not get what is up here...
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2011, 11:41:59 AM »

Bruce,

Very sorry to say this.. I do not get the feeling that either photo have soul.
If I had to compose a Blues song from it, it will have to be a silent one.

Please give as a creation with purpose - as the title hints at.
I have a feeling you can do that.. please prove me right.

Good luck.
-- Will Silent
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2011, 12:18:02 PM »

Either you are all (OP included) pulling my leg, or I am a complete ignorant; but I swear I do not get what is up here...

IMOP some humor is necessary in depicting these dissonant realities, so in that sense I am pulling your leg, though I am quite serious as well.  My skill level is lower than yours, but I am not trying for the grand harmonies I see in your linked photos, though it is great for your subjects.  Bruce
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2011, 01:42:37 PM »

Bruce,

Very sorry to say this.. I do not get the feeling that either photo have soul.
If I had to compose a Blues song from it, it will have to be a silent one.

Please give as a creation with purpose - as the title hints at.
I have a feeling you can do that.. please prove me right.

Good luck.
-- Will Silent

The title hints at any number of things.  I would rather settle for what I can see, which is a brown house with shrubbery and trees on the right edge of the second frame.  I estimate it to be 1950s construction, and as such many times the age,  and historical importance?, of any other structure in the photo, with the possible exception of the standpipe next to the fire hydrant [but I didn't think that would make a good title].  Bruce
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2011, 02:06:25 PM »

Very sorry to say this.. I do not get the feeling that either photo have soul.
I think he removed the soul from each scene in order to make room for ... "somethingness?"

Eric
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2011, 04:05:08 PM »

IMOP some humor is necessary in depicting these dissonant realities, so in that sense I am pulling your leg, though I am quite serious as well.  My skill level is lower than yours, but I am not trying for the grand harmonies I see in your linked photos, though it is great for your subjects.  Bruce

Uh? Are you pulling my leg again?
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