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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #300 on: September 24, 2019, 03:07:29 pm »

Absolutely lovely, John. Why shake 'em? They're just gorgeous in their natural state, and you caught perfect light. Bravo!
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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #301 on: September 25, 2019, 06:24:27 am »

I get it, John.
You just jiggled the negative in the enlarger during the print exposure.    ;D
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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #302 on: September 25, 2019, 09:44:07 am »

Thanks guys. But "nice" shots are a dime a dozen. Did those in my slide days. After a while you realize that you should pursue what interests you and make it as aesthetic and artistic as possible. And as you can readily see I do take "nice" shots anyway. Now to indoors with a hint of mystique and whitewash, the last of my bold bw filter experiments in near darkness.





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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #303 on: September 25, 2019, 11:21:04 am »

Hi John,

As I’ve said before: If you want “aesthetic and artistic as possible,” grab a brush and learn to paint. The camera is not a paintbrush. To me, the camera was invented to memorialize the human condition as it moves forward in time and fails to improve in any way other than the complexity of its mechanisms. The camera also can be used to record nature, but in the long run, who cares? Ansel’s Half Dome hasn’t changed since he shot it. If you’re interested you can go there and see the real thing. If you want truly “aesthetic and artistic” nature you turn to Bierstadt. Compared with abstraction in paint, abstraction in photography is laughable. As I said in “What's Photography For?”: “The camera is a recording instrument. It's not the kind of tool that lets you express your own ideas about what reality should look like. If you're careful it can give you images that are pretty, sometimes verging on beautiful. But it's very difficult to make it give you an image that'll grab you and shake you with a transcendent, spiritual experience – that sudden flash that goes beyond anyone's ability to describe or explain. And that's really what art is about. It's not about making records of things.”

By the way, I never used, nor would I ever use the term “nice,” unless I were deliberately knocking something.
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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #304 on: September 27, 2019, 04:39:04 pm »

Things are starting turn, and it is still near home. Just a ten minute drive.

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #305 on: September 29, 2019, 01:24:56 am »

Things are starting turn, and it is still near home. Just a ten minute drive.

Don't know why you were squeezing every possible opportunity out of the summer. This season seems to serve you just as well.

#1 and #3 work absolutely beautifully. Maybe lighten the tree stems in #1 slightly for a bit more balance. The curved movement in #3 works brilliantly to corroborate with the subject: the turning of the season, the turning of colors and eventual shedding of leaves by autumn storms.

Other than that: please keep squeezing all seasons and move that camera as desired. You are getting ever closer to becoming a true "painter of light", which, as I understand it, is exactly the meaning of "photography".
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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #306 on: September 29, 2019, 01:08:47 pm »

Don't know why you were squeezing every possible opportunity out of the summer. This season seems to serve you just as well.

#1 and #3 work absolutely beautifully. Maybe lighten the tree stems in #1 slightly for a bit more balance. The curved movement in #3 works brilliantly to corroborate with the subject: the turning of the season, the turning of colors and eventual shedding of leaves by autumn storms.

Other than that: please keep squeezing all seasons and move that camera as desired. You are getting ever closer to becoming a true "painter of light", which, as I understand it, is exactly the meaning of "photography".
Thanks Oscar. I think I will lighten the stems. I should have used the paint and layer technique, I probably would have done a better job of lightening all the dark areas. I am not able to go out as much as I like due to other responsibilities, that's why I want to squeeze as much as I can out of summer subjects and flowers with the time I have.

JR
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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #307 on: September 29, 2019, 04:13:19 pm »

Harking back to one my favorite places, known as The Badlands of Cheltenham. They closed the Badlands to the public and reopened them last year. But you are not allowed to walk on the Badlands as before. Ironically, these images are from the landscapes around the Badlands.

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #308 on: September 29, 2019, 04:55:08 pm »

Love the lower image, so clean.

Rob

P.S. I am fooled every time I read the title "Daily Walk". It's too close to something very much else, and possibly equally exhausting.

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #309 on: September 29, 2019, 07:47:40 pm »

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #310 on: September 30, 2019, 01:48:39 pm »

Thanks Rob and Russ. Still waiting for a little more color, like last year. The blue in the cloud comes from the blue sky:

JR

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #311 on: September 30, 2019, 02:05:23 pm »

Thanks Rob and Russ. Still waiting for a little more color, like last year. The blue in the cloud comes from the blue sky:

JR



This is very nice!

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #312 on: September 30, 2019, 10:59:25 pm »

This is very nice!
Thanks Armand.
 
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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #313 on: October 02, 2019, 09:04:20 am »

Just experimenting to see what I could bring out in near darkness.

JR

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #314 on: October 02, 2019, 09:36:48 am »

Hi John, Put the camera on a tripod. Use a cable release. Pick an adequate aperture for the depth of field you want. Set ISO at the sensor's default (the optimum). If you're shooting with a DSLR, raise the mirror separately and wait at least 5 seconds before you trip the shutter. That'll help to bring out things hidden by darkness, and eliminate the motion damage.
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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #315 on: October 02, 2019, 09:38:31 am »

Hi John, Put the camera on a tripod. Use a cable release. Pick an adequate aperture for the depth of field you want. Set ISO at the sensor's default (the optimum). If you're shooting with a DSLR, raise the mirror separately and wait at least 5 seconds before you trip the shutter. That'll help to bring out things hidden by darkness, and eliminate the motion damage.

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #316 on: October 02, 2019, 01:20:40 pm »

"Motion damage" Russ?
That's the whole point of it!    ;D


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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #317 on: October 02, 2019, 05:43:31 pm »

"Motion damage" Russ?
That's the whole point of it!    ;D


At least you know the photographer used film; shame he dropped the cassette onto hard ground and that the emulsion moved so much. Happens in hot climes, which was why we used to use cooler bags.

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #318 on: October 02, 2019, 07:42:16 pm »

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Re: Daily Walk
« Reply #319 on: October 02, 2019, 09:08:48 pm »


At least you know the photographer used film; shame he dropped the cassette onto hard ground and that the emulsion moved so much. Happens in hot climes, which was why we used to use cooler bags.

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I am really enjoying all this notoriety. But I do have some modesty. Only the Polaroid films could take credit for film that was amenable to manipulation the way Rob describes it. And those that did were really artists playing around with film, you know, like Hockney. But I am just poor boy in photography circles, so...let me go...let me go... ;) At least I know Eric is willing to let me go.

JR
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