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Rob C

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #980 on: December 17, 2013, 05:09:02 PM »

She is Anita Morris


The name doesn't ring bells. I'll google Ms Morris and see what comes up.

Thanks -

Rob

P.S. Just looked her up - not anyone I met. Funny old site I came across: they had a shot of Anita O'Day on stage at the '58 Newport Jazz Festival (a shot taken from - I suspect - the Bert Stern movie Jazz on a Summer's Day) along with a lot of other people all listed as Anita Morris. You can't rely on Google, it seems. But the real one (Morris) looks terrific when she's bending down, shot from the side.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #981 on: December 17, 2013, 05:43:00 PM »

Time for a snap? One in a series.

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« Reply #982 on: December 17, 2013, 10:30:21 PM »

testing the A7r on our last shoot of the year...



Happy Holidays!
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« Reply #983 on: December 18, 2013, 01:17:17 AM »

Time for a snap? One in a series.

Rob C

I don't know my way around a guitar, let alone know who that might be strumming it...but interesting compilation


Chris, That is looking mighty solid
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« Reply #984 on: December 18, 2013, 02:51:01 AM »

Today's cover on the Wallpaper website.

Happy holidays!

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« Reply #985 on: December 18, 2013, 04:05:45 AM »

Today's cover on the Wallpaper website.

Happy holidays!




Now that's the house I always wanted for myself on a cliff, overlooking Monaco. Or even Loch Tay.

Sadly, I couldn't even afford the garage in Monaco. And Loch Tay would be impossible because of planning permits, anyway. You'd have to settle for building another cowshed in which to house sheep, not cows.

;-)

Rob C

P.S. It's nice to see somebody able to do these things. Same buzz as when I see a Ferrari go past.

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« Reply #986 on: December 18, 2013, 05:16:15 AM »

Hey guys. Just back from another huge amount of time in the African bush. Here is an image I captured a few weeks back with my DF+, IQ280 and Schneider 240mm lens. I know medium format isn't the best or easiest tool for the type of imagery I create, but every now and then things just line up perfectly and I can grab a shot. Over the past year I have added about 6 medium format African wildlife images to my portfolio, so I am pretty happy with the setup so far.


Nice shot; not sure why you went for MF unless for huge blow-ups, but impressive nonetheless.

Looking at your site, I am absolutely knocked out by the Skeleton Coast, Namibia image you have, the flying one of the dunes and the sea. It's beyond pretty and touches something primaeval - the same kind of emotion that volcanoes induce if you find yourself near them. The sense of unstoppability, of the relative insignificance of man in the general scheme of things, even if we are quite capable of destroying the entire show. It also touches a sense of the romantic - of places we shall probably never see. I felt a similar sense as a child, sailing up the Red Sea, with Arabia on the starboard bow, that distant line of jagged mountains looking so Arabian Nights it wasn't true. The world is indeed an amazing place.

Of Africa and safari the most lasting impression that I have, which struck me immediately, was the cruelty of zoos: when you realise the vast spaces that animals require, that they use in their hunt for food and survival, the idea of caging something with all that background of latent experience, throwing it some dead meat like a tip, seems unbelievable.

I think that the preservation of species case is bunk. Why do we think of doing it? For the sake of the animals? No, for the gratification of ourselves, the curio value. We cage humans for punishment; how do we miss the point when we do it to an animal? Better to go extinct on your own terms than live in a prison.

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« Reply #987 on: December 18, 2013, 09:59:56 AM »

testing the A7r on our last shoot of the year...



Happy Holidays!
CB
Well I finaly shooted with the A7 in a private stuff along with the M.
I don't know you but did not like at all the combination with telemetric wides.
We found (but that is very subjective) that the M "wides" aren't really suitable for the A7.
(maybe because of sensor distance?)
But long focal worked well.
Overall great camera but I'd frankly stay with a M.

So wich lenses are for this body? The Zeiss ones that used the former ff Sony?

The body reminds me of a vintage Oly OM2 feels. (wich is not bad)

All those vintageries bodies in a world of digital, looks very much like the
same vintage copies car design bureaux are doing, like the Beattle, the Mini etc...

But as we now have 4x4 Ferraris...


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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #988 on: December 18, 2013, 10:04:49 AM »

You can get this in the Hollywood Hills, the Valley side of Laurel Canyon. 


Now that's the house I always wanted for myself on a cliff, overlooking Monaco. Or even Loch Tay.

Sadly, I couldn't even afford the garage in Monaco. And Loch Tay would be impossible because of planning permits, anyway. You'd have to settle for building another cowshed in which to house sheep, not cows.

;-)

Rob C

P.S. It's nice to see somebody able to do these things. Same buzz as when I see a Ferrari go past.
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« Reply #989 on: December 18, 2013, 10:12:14 AM »

You can get this in the Hollywood Hills, the Valley side of Laurel Canyon. 




Isn't that the bit of California that always catches fire?

In Monaco it's not allowed too, and on Loch Tay it's usually too wet for anything to burn... but if it snows, you've got Ben Lawers for your skis.

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« Reply #990 on: December 18, 2013, 10:18:13 AM »

Problem is they are going extinct due to our actions and on our terms.


This is probaby true too, and that makes it the battle of the species that ever was. Not pretty, but I do believe that we could manage everything a lot better than we do. As for ivory and animal parts for madmen abroad - what can you say other than eduction, education, education? Maybe you can say free Viagra? I don't think I heard anyone claim that poached tiger balls or snorted rhino horn can match the Big V's 4hr marathons. But local advertising there probably disputes that.

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« Reply #991 on: December 18, 2013, 10:20:19 AM »

Today's cover on the Wallpaper website.

Happy holidays!


Very nice picture!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #992 on: December 19, 2013, 11:28:41 AM »

Job for Light box (transparency)  Fuji680 180mm Sinar54H Simple one light.
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« Reply #993 on: December 19, 2013, 02:30:53 PM »

Andy,

Love the leopard shot. I can't understand anyone not thinking the world will be a much poorer place without animals in the wild.

Happy Hols,

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« Reply #994 on: December 19, 2013, 06:45:33 PM »


Nice shot; not sure why you went for MF unless for huge blow-ups, but impressive nonetheless.

Looking at your site, I am absolutely knocked out by the Skeleton Coast, Namibia image you have, the flying one of the dunes and the sea. It's beyond pretty and touches something primaeval - the same kind of emotion that volcanoes induce if you find yourself near them. The sense of unstoppability, of the relative insignificance of man in the general scheme of things, even if we are quite capable of destroying the entire show. It also touches a sense of the romantic - of places we shall probably never see. I felt a similar sense as a child, sailing up the Red Sea, with Arabia on the starboard bow, that distant line of jagged mountains looking so Arabian Nights it wasn't true. The world is indeed an amazing place.

Of Africa and safari the most lasting impression that I have, which struck me immediately, was the cruelty of zoos: when you realise the vast spaces that animals require, that they use in their hunt for food and survival, the idea of caging something with all that background of latent experience, throwing it some dead meat like a tip, seems unbelievable.

I think that the preservation of species case is bunk. Why do we think of doing it? For the sake of the animals? No, for the gratification of ourselves, the curio value. We cage humans for punishment; how do we miss the point when we do it to an animal? Better to go extinct on your own terms than live in a prison.

Rob C

Thanks for the kind and well-thought-out comments, Rob. Much appreciated.
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« Reply #995 on: December 20, 2013, 05:07:53 AM »

One more, if I may, from same shop outfit.
One shot. There No Photoshop used in this image, just Lightroom for exposure twick and crop. Rings in the scine sequred on surf-wax and carefull placement of reflectors on the same sticky stuff :-). Single light source.
Ilia
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« Reply #996 on: December 20, 2013, 01:16:06 PM »

One more, if I may, from same shop outfit.

Ilia

These look clean for SOOC.

What reflectors are you trying on the surface?
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« Reply #997 on: December 20, 2013, 01:18:55 PM »

Looks like black Perspex to me.
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« Reply #998 on: December 20, 2013, 03:31:42 PM »

From what he says, it sounds like he "filled/reflected" with other material into the rings.
So you brighten the piece itself to take out the darks....
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« Reply #999 on: December 21, 2013, 04:20:39 AM »

Hi Guys thanks for interest! I would love to have some critical response (the type can learn from ;-) this shot is on black glass .

Mr.Smith, I tried black perspex too unfortunately not good for this closup perspex got light burgundy tint ( when 2000W/s light hit them).

Phil, yes reflectors (and black flags) placed in key areas to lighten the item and Diamonds without spill of light on background. 
I often see shots of diamond set jewelery were large parts of diamonds look totally black - my customers (not an easy going type) wont accept that.
 
Anyone had any experience with shooting H-end jewellery (tricky one) ?

I'm in Poole, Dorset, UK
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