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Jeremy Roussak

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #80 on: December 10, 2018, 05:29:47 pm »

A purist, duh.

Go up a stage, Slobodan. Who says that's what a purist says?

Be careful, Jeremy. One could argue that the hand of man is everywhere in the landscape, especially noticeable where there are open fields with cattle grazing, or fields full of beautiful sunflowers.

For myself, I can't see how one can argue anything else in many circumstances. Look at Hans's Tuscany photos, for example, or many of those of the Lake District. Antarctica, no; Iceland, sometimes; much of commonly-photographed Arizona, no; the Palouse, certainly.

Are some of those less "landscape" than others? Of course not. And please let's not repeat the absurd omphology of the "is it street?" brigade.

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2018, 06:06:33 pm »

And please let's not repeat the absurd omphology of the "is it street?" brigade.
You mean oompa-lumpa-ology.

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #82 on: December 10, 2018, 06:52:31 pm »



If we are making generalizations then it should be stated that many landscape photographers have a deep connection with the concept of wilderness and protection.  It could be argued that that Ansel's success was do in part to his involvement with the Sierra Club. Of course this is just a trick question to trap all of us.  Instead, I would say landscape photographers do what they do because that is what they do.  No, not everyone likes landscapes.  However, if you look in local homes of people who live near places such as Yosemite, you inevitably will find some landscape photographs.  And today more than ever,  it has a role in reminding us of what is important - the preservation of natural places.  Landscapes are not always static for the person taking the photograph.  I have often joked that Yoga is a prerequisite to properly positioning your camera.  And yes landscapes are static and boring if we don't relate to them just like anything else.

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #83 on: December 11, 2018, 05:48:41 pm »


If we are making generalizations then it should be stated that many landscape photographers have a deep connection with the concept of wilderness and protection.  It could be argued that that Ansel's success was do in part to his involvement with the Sierra Club. Of course this is just a trick question to trap all of us.  Instead, I would say landscape photographers do what they do because that is what they do.  No, not everyone likes landscapes.  However, if you look in local homes of people who live near places such as Yosemite, you inevitably will find some landscape photographs.  And today more than ever,  it has a role in reminding us of what is important - the preservation of natural places.  Landscapes are not always static for the person taking the photograph.  I have often joked that Yoga is a prerequisite to properly positioning your camera.  And yes landscapes are static and boring if we don't relate to them just like anything else.


Because something was St Ansel's driving force - though it had really been music at first - does not mean that anyone else has a right to jump onto his bandwagon: it's his by right because he managed to make a difference and get things done by government to save wilderness. There's a case to be made for suggesting that the rest of the people who fill the tripod holes are doing the very opposite: they are just creating more pressure on nature.

Local people hang on their walls what local people can buy. That's probably all there's to it.

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #84 on: December 11, 2018, 09:27:04 pm »

Why can't we enjoy photography, landscape or otherwise, for what it is.  Do we have to politicize everything? 

Rob C

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #85 on: December 12, 2018, 04:36:06 am »

Why can't we enjoy photography, landscape or otherwise, for what it is.  Do we have to politicize everything?

But people do enjoy it; the chat is the extra that allows people to exchange ideas. Showing snaps is, well, only partly satisfying if you care about photography enough: you feel a need to talk about it, and express what you think about it in general.

The two are complementary, not exclusive actions.

Rob

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #86 on: December 13, 2018, 01:21:15 am »

The wisdom of a Serb nails it again.

Don't take the bate! :-)
He is a master of it !  ;)
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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #87 on: December 28, 2018, 08:47:58 pm »

And you thought the landscape is static ;)

https://luminous-landscape.com/changing-landscape/

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #88 on: December 29, 2018, 06:24:44 pm »

With the press of the shutter button a moment never to be the same again is captured. It's up to the artist as to what the camera is pointed at.
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Rob C

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #89 on: January 03, 2019, 12:26:03 pm »

With the press of the shutter button a moment never to be the same again is captured. It's up to the artist as to what the camera is pointed at.

Quite so; but where does that leave landscape and its condition?

Rob

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2019, 12:49:08 pm »

Quite so; but where does that leave landscape and its condition?

Rob

Weather and light with a composition...Happy New Year.

Peter

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2019, 04:46:13 pm »

Weather and light with a composition...Happy New Year.

Peter


Happy 2019 to you too, Peter.

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Re: Is Landscape Photography "Static"?
« Reply #92 on: January 03, 2019, 07:54:59 pm »

And happy new year to you both. . . and to all the LuLa posters. ;D
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