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Rob C

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1000 on: December 15, 2013, 06:27:12 PM »

"The rest I'll let him tell you in person one day - he lives in Arta, Mallorca."

OMG! That says it all.

A very confusing place; they have regular wildfires around there. It's something in the air... fumes?

It's one of those places that you drive through en route to somewhere else, even if you live there. You can forget, I think.

Really, after you live in Mallorca for a while, you just can't leave. You become too committed to too many things, and you end up in exactly the same situation that you were in before you left wherever you came from, only older and more confused about what in hell it actually was that you were trying to get away from in the first place. I know what we were looking for, beaches for photography, but then what? Could have been worse: I'd wanted to buy a yacht and live on that. My wife disagreed and said no, she'd be happy for us to sell the house, but no boats. No wonder I always listened to her advice, even if I didn't always quite know why. About boats, she was absolutely right: we'd have been bankrupt in five years - at a conservative estimate.

I once saw a boat here called Camera Sheik, he was probably a dealer. Perhaps of cameras. I don't know. I don't imagine he was a photographer to trade.

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« Reply #1001 on: December 15, 2013, 06:48:40 PM »

Hey guys any chance you could move this little love in to so other section of this website or post some professional images.
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« Reply #1002 on: December 16, 2013, 03:51:27 AM »

Hey guys any chance you could move this little love in to so other section of this website or post some professional images.

Bah humbug
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« Reply #1003 on: December 16, 2013, 02:17:52 PM »

Still awaiting the scintillating pictures that we 'off topicers' were holding up...

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« Reply #1004 on: December 16, 2013, 03:49:41 PM »

Rob, that's what you need to knock on your door: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCZuYS-9qaw

or that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQh8oh0rj3s

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« Reply #1005 on: December 16, 2013, 05:37:49 PM »

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.
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« Reply #1006 on: December 17, 2013, 08:30:40 AM »

Rob, that's what you need to knock on your door: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCZuYS-9qaw

or that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQh8oh0rj3s

 ;)


Well, Fred, the Billy Idol one has possibilities at least because his mother lives/lived(?) in Cala Millor on this island in the 80s, and the girl - the little fille de rêves - looks fine, other than she suffers from what the locals call fate: piernas y cul bonito = tetas pequeñas. But on this occasion, I'd be prepared to overlook such little failings. From any direction.

The Stones girl looks like one of the Page 3 girls I think I recognize from a casting, but I could be totally wrong: they all looked much the same at the time. However, I can probably compete with Keef in the lines department (facial) but I surrender now, without a fight, in the battle of the tonsures - well, I have and he didn't then...

I took my broken stove door to the steel-worker today, and he said to return at four in the afternoon and he'll have welded the thing back together again. It's almost as old as the apartment,  but if I can squeeze another winter out of it, that's cool. No, that's hot. I tried the English makers a couple of years ago, but they can't replace antiques. Coños!

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« Reply #1007 on: December 17, 2013, 02:24:14 PM »

...I think I recognize from a casting, ...

She is Anita Morris

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« Reply #1008 on: December 17, 2013, 04:03:57 PM »

Rob, take your camera and shoot a few frames of the guy repairing/welding your stove door. That alone would be something to look at. Maybe not your usual subject, but!  Your posts are always a joy...help us with some visuals :-)
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« Reply #1009 on: December 17, 2013, 05:05:01 PM »

Rob, take your camera and shoot a few frames of the guy repairing/welding your stove door. That alone would be something to look at. Maybe not your usual subject, but!  Your posts are always a joy...help us with some visuals :-)


Hey, that bird has flown and the door's back on its hinges! If it rains tomorrow, I'll see if it works. I save the fire for rain - lifts my spirits up a lot.

When we bought, the apartment had a chimney chase on the outside of the wall, running up to service the three apartments, but no fireplace was actually built inside - just a blank wall with electricity cables spreading out like spider webs underneath the plaster. Hanging a picture meant risking electrocution - guess somebody loved me at the time because 32 years later here I be. Anyway, I designed an open fireplace with one of those projecting hoods, and had the builders, still working on the site - construct it for me. It looked really nice - log cabinish? - and then came the winter. My son and I collected bits of tree and old building stuff from around the place and I set up the first fire, looking like a wigwam, proud in my learnings from the scouts during my Indian period (India, not the USA). Anyway, we all sat around and I felt really smug as the paper caught and the kindling did too. In minutes it was chaos. We had to open everything, let the freezing wind in and the smoke out. End of that.

So we decided we had to get a stove. The guy came to fit one, saw the tiny hole through the wall into the exterior chase up at the top of the new hood, and laughed. It was about the size of a golfball, when what it should have been was about six inches across at least. So we ended up with a stainless steel pipe running up from the stove, through the wall and into and up the inside of the chase to the roof, another two apartments above. That pipe cost more than the stove. No wonder I get the stove door fixed - even if for just another winter at a time.

No cellpix cameras then; no digital at all, so no snaps, I'm afraid. Anyway, the smoke would just have looked like any old rock concert, so you don't really need a picture - you've seen them all already.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1010 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 #1011 on: December 17, 2013, 05:43:00 PM »

Time for a snap? One in a series.

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« Reply #1012 on: December 17, 2013, 10:30:21 PM »

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



Happy Holidays!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1013 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 #1014 on: December 18, 2013, 02:51:01 AM »

Today's cover on the Wallpaper website.

Happy holidays!

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« Reply #1015 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.

;-)

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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 #1016 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 #1017 on: December 18, 2013, 05:52:10 AM »

Better to go extinct on your own terms than live in a prison.

Problem is they are going extinct due to our actions and on our terms.
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« Reply #1018 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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« Reply #1019 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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