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BobDavid

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Mundane Photos
« on: March 29, 2012, 10:58:04 PM »

Sometimes mundane photos are all that is required to support a story that borders on the mundane. Any comments? http://goo.gl/FsxM0
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Re: Mundane Photos
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 12:24:44 PM »

Personally I preferred the shot of the barrel by the pool.
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Re: Mundane Photos
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 08:56:23 PM »

Sometimes mundane photos are all that is required to support a story that borders on the mundane.

Sorry if I am upsetting anybody by rejuvenating such an old thread.

I have always worked on the understanding that much of what we do with photography is celebrate the wonder so often found in the mundane.

Treating the photograph as poetry rather than prose many of the iconic images produced have done just that whether it be mundane THINGS (including people) or mundane PLACES and SITUATIONS.

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Re: Mundane Photos
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 05:50:57 PM »


I have always worked on the understanding that much of what we do with photography is celebrate the wonder so often found in the mundane.


I agree, but I don't see the wonder in these particular photographs. They're simply not very interesting.
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WalterEG

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Re: Mundane Photos
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 05:58:01 PM »

Yes Doug,

My bad.  I should have qualified my statement by saying that I was expressing a view about an ethos and not about the images presented in the OP.

Cheers,

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Re: Mundane Photos
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 04:37:25 PM »

Are we talking about the same photo? the one of the chameleon?

I don't think that photo is mundane at all. I thought it was striking and caught my attention immediately. In fact, I actually read the whole article because of it - whilst it wasn't the most beautifully written post in the world it certainly had me looking at the photo in a different light by the end of it.

Of course, if you were talking about the ones of the flowers at the bottom then I'd agree: they are dull and not necessary. In fact, I think the post would benefit from their removal - they detract from the story by not allowing the reader any room for imagination.

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Re: Mundane Photos
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2012, 04:15:32 AM »

Are we talking mundane or simply cheap? The unwillingness to spend money on photography goes hand in hand with the belief by many in the meeja world that the advent of digital has made redundant the need for any knowledge of photography because all the worlds learning on the subject has been boiled down and encapsulated in the latest Canon/Nikon/Olympus etc. We may know different but it is just too good an opportunity for those managing the media to miss out on. Sending a reporter with a digi is a lot cheaper than sending a reporter and a photographer and to be honest how many viewers or readers are really going to notice the difference?
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Re: Mundane Photos
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2013, 09:59:40 AM »

Pix are ok. Not that mundane.

Egelston is king of mundane.
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Re: Mundane Photos
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 11:40:32 PM »

Bob:  That was a very touching story about your family's chameleon.  Certainly not mundane.  It paralleled the death of our dog Buddy recently.  He was very sick for awhile and finally passed on.  We had a great loss and felt it deeply.  I think we all get attached to our pets.  It's something good inside us.  Thanks for sharing your story.  Alan.
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