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Rob C

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Re: Landscape: Pikes Peak in Smoke
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2011, 04:53:55 AM »

Rob there are some people who can't even afford pizza. They would be happy to live like that? :'(



As they used to say in the cartoon: "Drat and double drat!"

Still effing terrible comment on contemporary life and expectations, and there's nothing to say that it isn't voluntary or even that it's cash dependent: have you see those KFC commericals with 'family buckets' of swill? Harry H. C., that says enough to turn you off mankind and its trough, and probably why I still have not replaced my long-dead Sony cathode ray oscilloscope set for an extended wall panel.

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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2011, 10:44:20 AM »

Both of these work for me, the first one particularly. I even like the fact that they're in color. These are two of the most interesting shots you've shown here recently.

Pop, I'm out there most days and I usually bring home something that makes the outing worthwhile, but I don't post most of the stuff. Here's another one from a couple days ago that I like, but none of these are maybe-once-a-year-if-you're-lucky shots like "The Midnight Guitarist."

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« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2011, 11:21:35 AM »

Russ,

These three latest shots are all excellent (even though they're not landscapes   ;) ).

I would like to see the Chess Players in BW, as I find the color distracting and irrelevant in that one (while color is certainly essential in the Pizza shot).

Eric


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Re: Landscape: Pikes Peak in Smoke
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2011, 12:19:18 PM »

Pop, I'm out there most days and I usually bring home something that makes the outing worthwhile, but I don't post most of the stuff. Here's another one from a couple days ago that I like, but none of these are maybe-once-a-year-if-you're-lucky shots like "The Midnight Guitarist."
This is still a great shot. Kudos.
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« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2011, 01:38:36 PM »

Eric, Here's the chess shot in B&W. I haven't really made up my mind which I like better, but on balance I think I agree with you.
The B&W is okay, but it looks over sharpened to me. I think I like the color version better.
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« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2011, 02:16:11 PM »

Pop, You're right. I didn't mess with the sharpening when I converted it. It's over-sharpened in B&W but not in color. I should have caught that.

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Re: Landscape: Pikes Peak in Smoke
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2011, 03:56:12 PM »

Okay, Pop. Here it is with proper sharpening. Yes. You're right Eric. I like the B&W better.

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Re: Landscape: Pikes Peak in Smoke
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2011, 06:47:18 PM »

Okay, Pop. Here it is with proper sharpening. Yes. You're right Eric. I like the B&W better.
Yes! Right on!

Eric
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Re: Landscape: Pikes Peak in Smoke
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2011, 07:45:52 PM »

Pop, I'm out there most days and I usually bring home something that makes the outing worthwhile, but I don't post most of the stuff. Here's another one from a couple days ago that I like, but none of these are maybe-once-a-year-if-you're-lucky shots like "The Midnight Guitarist."

Russ,

The two boys beats the midnight guitarist hands down for me.  This is a wonderfully evocative shot.

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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2011, 09:36:50 PM »

Jennifer, Thanks. I appreciate that, especially coming from someone whose street shooting I admire. Yes, I like the two boys too, especially since I have four sons -- all grown up now -- and can understand what's going on in that picture. I don't agree that it's better than The Midnight Guitarist, but that's a subjective judgment, so we can agree to disagree. I made a series of shots of those kids. Here's a not so good one from the opposite door -- the one beyond them in the first shot. I spend quite a bit of time around that penny arcade. I think it's about the last one of its kind in the United States. If I can get enough photographs together maybe I'll do a book on it someday.

I hope you're able to get out more. I always look for your postings.

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Re: Landscape: Pikes Peak in Smoke
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2011, 03:35:23 AM »

Agreed, and Hell's Kitchen is particularly sad. What a godawful way to live.
Come now, Rob. I'm as fond as the next man of gourmet food but a good, spicy pizza can be a joy as well, from time to time.

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Re: Landscape: Pikes Peak in Smoke
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2011, 03:56:26 AM »

Come now, Rob. I'm as fond as the next man of gourmet food but a good, spicy pizza can be a joy as well, from time to time.

Jeremy




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Nothing wrong with pizza: my wife used to make excellent, nourishing ones, from base up!

The problem for me is that the commerical varieties have become substitutes for real food, fattening and killing the population with junk poison. The point is made that it can be a cheap/affordable alternative to traditional food for the "disenfranchised, disadvantaged" members of the community. Yeah, well, I think that's hogwash. Particularly offensive to me is that tv advertising has considered it acceptable to refer to bulk packages of such food as 'family buckets', as if people were but pigs at the trough. Maybe they know their market. I find the concept that they can address people in this manner as very distasteful indeed, worsened by the apparent fact that their target audience accepts it! (I'm sure I'm quoting the KFC commercials on British tv.)

As bad are those commercials for furniture shops, where a family of morons rushes in, plonks itself down on the product and immediately puts it feet up on the sofas/chairs still wearing its shoes! I would put that as acceptable as sticking one's feet up on a coffee table or any other table, for that matter, apart from an operating one.

Does it cost the world anything to have some decent manners or, at the very least, act publicly as if it has them?

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Re: Landscape: Pikes Peak in Smoke
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2011, 09:56:37 PM »

rant:
yeah, it costs moving from the trough to the line. It costs getting off the instant gratification treadmill. We program ourselves from the minute we turn on the tv. The biology and psychology have been figured out to the point where it becomes automatic to do this to ourselves. :'(
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