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Jeremy Roussak

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German photography prizes
« on: May 09, 2019, 03:18:16 am »

This certainly beats the Scotiabank nonsense.

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 03:42:13 am »

Certainly more dramatic - and accessible. They don't require much thought to see their strengths which is a dreadful generalisation :)

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 12:01:32 pm »

Lots of swirly bokeh.

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 03:13:28 pm »

These pictures strike me as pure craft. You need to drop anywhere from $1000 on upwards on equipment, and then you need to work at it and expend effort, time, and money giving yourself the opportunity to be in the right spot, with the right gear, and a properly trained set of reflexes. None of this is to be dismissed, but these pictures are in a sense "easy." The internet is stuffed full of these things, there are 10s of 1000s of people who pump these things out.

Now,  Stephen Waddell (Scotiabank winner) strikes me as a guy who is making pictures that signify nothing, and burying that fact in inscrutability. Still, I have to allow that perhaps I am missing it.

I am not *certain* that Waddell's pictures are empty. Which is not nearly as good as pictures that are filled with ideas, but it's a step up from pictures which are obviously empty. The pictures cited here are the latter sort. Technically wonderful, conceptually empty.

It's not really a judgement, just horses for courses.
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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 03:27:14 pm »

These pictures strike me as pure craft.

I'd substitute a "p" for an "ft."

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 03:31:06 pm »

This certainly beats the Scotiabank nonsense.
Prize winning picture of a squirrel in an attic?

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 04:58:16 pm »

I'd substitute a "p" for an "ft."

Why, Russ!? These are perfectly decent nature photographs, and the winner is fantastic.

Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 04:59:47 pm »

Prize winning picture of a squirrel in an attic?

Neither squirrel, nor attic. It is a mouse and a mosquito in an urban wild environment, masterfully lit and composed. A real winner.

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2019, 05:08:03 pm »

Neither squirrel, nor attic. It is a mouse and a mosquito in an urban wild environment, masterfully lit and composed. A real winner.

This is the one I was referring to:

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 05:28:41 pm »

This is the one I was referring to:

That's not a squirrel, that is a Dormeuse. A mammal capable of autotomy BTW :o
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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 05:30:10 pm »

It is a mouse and a mosquito in an urban wild environment, masterfully lit and composed. A real winner.
I have to agree with Slobodan this time  ;)
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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2019, 05:40:37 pm »

That's not a squirrel, that is a Dormeuse. A mammal capable of autotomy BTW :o
Well, in that case, the image is much better.

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2019, 05:45:57 pm »

Well, in that case, the image is much better.
Not necessarily.
But maybe you learned something new and it hurts not  ;)
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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2019, 05:57:32 pm »

I thought the serried row of spanners was the point. Back to school.

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Re: German photography prizes
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2019, 06:22:54 pm »

This is the one I was referring to:...

Sorry, my bad  :-[
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