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Ivophoto

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #80 on: November 28, 2018, 06:13:58 am »

I like the chosen rendering considering the subject matter and title. Is the image metaphorical, illustrative, documentary or ?? Composition is very deliberate. Is the posing very deliberate too, or something that the subject did which you then captured?


Thanks for asking.

I had the chance to visit a new penitentiary.  I knew we had the opportunity to make some pictures and in that period of my life I was in a state of mind I wanted to metaphorically illustrate. A kind civil servant of the facility understood quit well how to pose.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #81 on: November 30, 2018, 11:35:29 am »

Arches.
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Rob C

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #82 on: November 30, 2018, 12:59:43 pm »

Light, light, light and beautiful processing do a masterwork make!

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #83 on: December 01, 2018, 04:58:06 am »

Some withering roses from my backyard
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #84 on: December 01, 2018, 08:44:08 am »

Nice and moody.
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John R

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #85 on: December 01, 2018, 11:39:47 am »

A different kind of mood. Sit awhile and take in the soft wintery feeling.

JR

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #86 on: December 01, 2018, 01:22:35 pm »

A different kind of mood. Sit awhile and take in the soft wintery feeling.

JR




Sit? Are you crazy? They could fall right off or, alternatively, retract so far as never to be seen again!

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #87 on: December 01, 2018, 01:36:10 pm »

A different kind of mood. Sit awhile and take in the soft wintery feeling.

JR

As winter wears on, though, I find myself just waiting for spring...
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #88 on: December 01, 2018, 01:37:03 pm »

And, indoors, finding a place in the sun.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #89 on: December 01, 2018, 01:52:24 pm »

Both very nice John B. But the light and chair are so inviting, literally and figuratively.

JR
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KLaban

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #90 on: December 01, 2018, 03:14:53 pm »

Cretan farmhouse.

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Rob C

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #91 on: December 01, 2018, 05:46:49 pm »

Cretan farmhouse.




Remains of Medusa? Love the bad hair day!

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #92 on: December 01, 2018, 06:13:53 pm »


Remains of Medusa? Love the bad hair day!

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Skulls are often attached to chain link fences at the edge of properties. The message being Get off my land!

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #93 on: December 01, 2018, 07:07:12 pm »

Ivophoto

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #94 on: December 02, 2018, 03:53:07 am »

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #95 on: December 02, 2018, 08:07:12 am »

Another from the Cretan farmhouse.

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #96 on: December 02, 2018, 08:59:17 am »

Another from the Cretan farmhouse.

Two skulls at one farmhouse (first looks like a ram, second a Cretan goat/ibex/kri-kri ?). A one-off, or were these displays common (as in, having significance to the Cretans)?
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KLaban

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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #97 on: December 02, 2018, 09:56:36 am »

Two skulls at one farmhouse (first looks like a ram, second a Cretan goat/ibex/kri-kri ?). A one-off, or were these displays common (as in, having significance to the Cretans)?

My wife and I were staying in a very old farmhouse in North West Crete. The owner had a number of skulls he'd picked up on forays into the mountains. It's not unusual to see skulls adorning properties in Crete - if it moves the Cretans will shoot and eat it. We, being collectors of the weird and wonderful, rather naively commented that we found his skulls to be objects of great beauty and thought no more of it.

A couple of days later the owner arrived at our door with a very smelly plastic carrier bag in hand. He told us he'd been visiting the mountain village where he was raised and had been talking to the local Pappa (Priest) who had told him of the sacrificial slaughtering of a ram for the local holy day celebrations. The plastic bag contained the skull of the ram, he had boiled and removed most of the flesh - the cheeks of course saved as a delicacy. My wife then spent the next two days trying to remove as much of the remaining flesh as possible using vast quantities of bleach in an attempt to reduce the smell and flies. Towards the end of our stay we popped the skull together with a fly or two into a cardboard box and posted it off to our home address thinking it'll never get through UK customs and it would be the last we'd see of it. Lo and behold on our arrival back at home there was the box on our doorstep still attracting flies! It took many sessions with bleach and many months in quarantine in our greenhouse before ending up in pride of place on the shelves of our living room amongst similarly weird and wonderful ephemera.

And the moral of this story, be careful what you wish for!

Images shot in 2012 with Hasselblad H Series. 

     
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #98 on: December 02, 2018, 01:15:51 pm »

What a great story. My wife recalls when her high-school science teacher decided he was going to "create" a complete sheep skeleton for his science students. How he got away with it, she's not sure because he boiled those bones over the course of months, and the whole wing of the school reaked with the smell. Of course, that was in the late 1960's and her mother was still making blood sausage and head cheese at home. Everything from an animal got used.
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Re: Monochrome (is not always a black and white issue)
« Reply #99 on: December 02, 2018, 01:51:08 pm »

maggots actually do a reasonable job, albeit slowly.
Hydrogen peroxide, sodium bicarbonate once you have removed most of the flesh as possible.
Bleach or boiling won't do  too much.
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