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Isaac

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No Title (Flying Picture), 2003 -- Daniel Gordon

Men of Good Fortune, 2011 -- Richard Mosse

Forest Red, 2012 -- Alejandra Laviada

Buildings And Pines, 2011 -- Lauren Marsolier

Response to Print of Kudzu, Texas, 2010 -- Laura Plageman

Burned Over #5, 2012 -- Amelia Bauer

Hug Grand Tetons, 2011 -- Letha Wilson

Spiral, 2013 -- Amanda Arcuri

Gyptic Hill Tomb of Thuvos, 2013 -- Adam Ryder

Stonehenge, 2007 from the series "Photo Opportunities" -- Corinne Vionnet

Title Landscape 1 (from 5 Landscape Modes), 2013 -- Jason Gowans

Three Rivers, 2013 -- Sadie Marie Wechsler

Echo Tee Rock from the series The Edge Effect, Joshua Tree National Park, California, 2012 -- Daniel Kukla

And Still We Gather With Infinite Momentum, 2009 -- Justin James King


"14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 05:47:10 pm »

Thanks, Isaac. There's some interesting stuff in that collection. The last one is stunning.

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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 03:55:13 am »

Thanks, Isaac. There's some interesting stuff in that collection. The last one is stunning.

A mixed bag. I agree the last is particularly good but I confess I've not the faintest idea what the title adds to it - or even is supposed to mean.

Jeremy
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 04:05:00 am »

I've not the faintest idea what the title adds to it - or even is supposed to mean.



That was my immediate thought as well. Then I got to thinking about who the readership of the Time magazine actually is  - the general public whose idea of landscape photography is probably sweeping vistas like the High Plains or the Grand Canyon. Or a schoolroom stood alone against a backdrop of the Rockies. Abstracting elements of a landscape, as many of these do, is probably new to their definition of 'landscape photography'.

For photographers themselves (which this site is all about) it is pretty much old hat.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 07:18:33 am »

I find the black background in the last one distracting. The foreground is fine but over all a better background would be a possible improvement?

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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 08:33:01 am »

The black background is the whole point. See Robert's link.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 08:36:19 am »

What is "the definition of Landscape photography" that these photographs challenged?

They all look like nice landscape type pictures to me.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 08:46:12 am »

The black background is the whole point. See Robert's link.

It maybe his point but possibly a black background with a gradient - fading to a very dark grey - from the top to the figure would imo be better? Or is it once we have looked at the image we accept it as it is or not at all, meaning no comment? It isn't as if I am rejecting the whole concept. :)

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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2015, 03:41:25 pm »

Luminous Landscape Forum > Equipment & Techniques > Landscape & Nature Photography

No sweeping vistas here :-)

which is why I added

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For photographers themselves (which this site is all about) it is pretty much old hat.

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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 02:14:57 pm »

Wow.

Those photographs, to my estimate, challenge absolute nothing other than the rationality of the people who are claiming that they actually are.

The last one is OK, the rest are as unimaginative and pedestrian as they come.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 03:49:20 pm »

Wow.

Those photographs, to my estimate, challenge absolute nothing other than the rationality of the people who are claiming that they actually are.

The last one is OK, the rest are as unimaginative and pedestrian as they come.


Agreed:

a. Spiral: Albert Watson did the same thing far, far better on Skye;

b. the last one: Patrick Lichfield did much the same thing again, far, far better with a mock-Indian maiden for Unipart.

What to say that's positive? Nuttin'.

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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2015, 03:00:41 am »

Some are pretty. I like the first one. The game of "it's important to Art because it's Original" doesn't interest me.
I'd probably say that none of them represent what I expect to see under the heading "landscape", which to me is a good thing.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2015, 08:09:02 am »

Those photographs, to my estimate, challenge absolute nothing other than the rationality of the people who are claiming that they actually are.

The last one is OK, the rest are as unimaginative and pedestrian as they come.
Can you show us some of your imaginative work then please, so we can be inspired?

Despite others really liking the last shot, that looks more like a snapshot to me.

This is the one I found most interesting.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2015, 07:32:43 pm »

Can you show us some of your imaginative work then please, so we can be inspired?


Why?  This isn't about me.  Click on my handle if you're looking for some of my work.  If you get inspired, let me know and I'll bill you.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2015, 04:34:39 pm »

Why?  This isn't about me. 
No, but it so easy to slag other's work off. If you cannot do better, than best not to put others down.

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Click on my handle if you're looking for some of my work.  If you get inspired, let me know and I'll bill you.
I did. There are no links to you or your work.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2015, 11:04:58 pm »

It's so easy to slag other's work off.

It's so easy to slag other's work off, without contributing any insight or understanding.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2015, 09:00:49 am »

It's so easy to slag other's work off.

It's so easy to slag other's work off, without contributing any insight or understanding.
So pointless too. Most of art/music etc that others create is not to our taste, so saying you do not like something is about the most irrelevant thing you can say.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2015, 02:18:18 am »

I like that shot posted above although I really fail to see how it "challenges" landscape photography, a lot of the other stuff on that list just seem gimmicky and far from the best use of those gimmicks I'v seen.
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Re: 14 Photos That Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photography | TIME
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2015, 04:13:26 am »

So pointless too. Most of art/music etc that others create is not to our taste, so saying you do not like something is about the most irrelevant thing you can say.

Strange comment.

The thread was, one wold imagine, posted here precisely because people's views were being sought. Otherwise, it, the post itself, would have been 'irrelevant'.

Do only those things said, in agreement with whatever, count as 'relevant'? Perhaps, in some cases some think that is so.

Smacks of 'what I say is so; you others shut the eff up...'

But of course, I'm probably mistaken. don't quite grasp the zeitgeist.

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