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Rob C

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Man of Letters
« on: July 26, 2019, 11:50:26 am »

Sorry, Oscar...

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 12:02:41 pm »

Good stuff, Rob. Real street. A rarity.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 12:24:41 pm »

A rarity?

This is version 1,200,000 of the ‘man sitting on a terrace ‘

Ok ok, this is ‘man with newspaper on a terrace’, more modern version is ‘man with cellphone on a terrace ‘.... or ‘man with pink trousers on a terrace’ , or whatever, but it is ‘man on a terrace’.

And that is exactly what makes street per ‘real’ definition so boring.

Luckily, Rob’s pro attitude played a game with Windows or mirrors and made the pic a bit more than ‘real Street ‘

 :o 8)

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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 12:30:35 pm »

Strikes me as being a fine image made all the finer by the title.

Real street, well who knows?

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 12:34:03 pm »

A rarity?

This is version 1,200,000 of the ‘man sitting on a terrace ‘

Ok ok, this is ‘man with newspaper on a terrace’, more modern version is ‘man with cellphone on a terrace ‘.... or ‘man with pink trousers on a terrace’ , or whatever, but it is ‘man on a terrace’.

And that is exactly what makes street per ‘real’ definition so boring.

Luckily, Rob’s pro attitude played a game with Windows or mirrors and made the pic a bit more than ‘real Street ‘

 :o 8)



You took the bait.

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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 01:05:56 pm »

And swallowed it completely.
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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 01:30:02 pm »

So, it's not real street?

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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 03:22:22 pm »

Let me come clean: it's shot on a square, as in plaça, and so might be a less - er - rounded form of street?

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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 04:12:56 pm »

Well, it's a good photo, so maybe it should have been posted in the thread for Good Photos.
Oh, wait! There isn't such a thread???
Maybe because there are so few...   ;)
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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 04:17:52 pm »

So called ‘real street’ is not even ‘bait’

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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 07:45:42 pm »

Careful, Ivo, I suspect you wouldn't know real street if it bit you in the posterior.
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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2019, 06:02:08 am »

Well, it's a good photo, so maybe it should have been posted in the thread for Good Photos.
Oh, wait! There isn't such a thread???
Maybe because there are so few...   ;)

I propose a subsection of the Street Showcase entitled Recent Real Street where all those the few who believe they are exponents of Real Street could post their own recent work pertaining to the genre.

The work could be contained, monitored and adjudged by the Real Street aficionados and disciplinarians.

Gawd bless 'em all.

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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2019, 10:02:08 am »

Or how about several subsections:

Real Street
I think it's Real Street
Fake Street
I don't Care if It's Real Street
Ivo's Vision of 'Real Street'
All of the Above
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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2019, 10:15:22 am »

How about getting rid of Street Showcase? That would end this kind of crap. If you're going to put stuff into genres you're going to end up with arguments about the definitions of the genres.

Everybody know what "landscape" is? How about this? Landscape? Well maybe it's street. A street may be nearby. There are enough categories on LuLa without Landscape Showcase and Street Showcase. The other categories have to do with action and criticism. You don't need to understand a genre in order to post properly in those lists. To post properly in a genre list you have first to study the masters of the genre in order to understand what it's all about. Too much work. Ain't gonna happen. We've demonstrated that sufficiently. Let's knock it off.
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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2019, 10:31:21 am »

How about getting rid of Street Showcase? That would end this kind of crap. If you're going to put stuff into genres you're going to end up with arguments about the definitions of the genres.

Everybody know what "landscape" is? How about this? Landscape? Well maybe it's street. A street may be nearby. There are enough categories on LuLa without Landscape Showcase and Street Showcase. The other categories have to do with action and criticism. You don't need to understand a genre in order to post properly in those lists. To post properly in a genre list you have first to study the masters of the genre in order to understand what it's all about. Too much work. Ain't gonna happen. We've demonstrated that sufficiently. Let's knock it off.

Russ, if these discussions provide any lesson to be learnt then it surely has to be be careful what you wish for.

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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2019, 10:51:59 am »

Right on, Keith. Ever since I pushed for a Street Showcase and got it, I've been pondering that lesson. I see now that if we started a Ballet Showcase it wouldn't be long before we'd see cheerleaders and football players dancing and plunging across fields. And of course, we'd be told that what we're seeing is ballet.
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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2019, 11:18:32 am »

Ever since I pushed for a Street Showcase and got it, I've been pondering that lesson. I see now that if we started a Ballet Showcase it wouldn't be long before we'd see cheerleaders and football players dancing and plunging across fields. And of course, we'd be told that what we're seeing is ballet.

This is the very reason why serious art exhibitions and prestigious art shows are curated...an open forum such as this is often less than ______.
(fill in the blank with an appropriate adjective)

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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2019, 11:34:23 am »

(fill in the blank with an appropriate adjective)

Come on, Peter, are you trying to get me kicked off of LuLa for good?
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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2019, 11:45:34 am »

I'm still awaiting Rob's essay on the subject of categorisation.

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Re: Man of Letters
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2019, 02:22:04 pm »

Everybody know what "landscape" is?
Of course. "Landscape" is wider than high, and "portrait" is higher than wide. The other classic shapes are square, round, and oval.   :D

I'm all in favor of genre-free threads. The potential value to some viewers of "Landscape" or "Street" Showcases is that it makes it easy to avoid genres they don't care for. But for me that is a non-issue, as I like to check on all posted images of any sort, even ones that I do very little of, such as "Street" (because it is very difficult to do well.) I do find that I respond more positively to those that fit the "classic" definition that Russ has described so well so often.

But I find quite boring the repeated queries about "Is this (pick a genre)?" I like to read comments that might make an image more expressive, and ones that assert no changes are desirable. I also skip all the political and quasi-scientific discussions, preferring the threads with actual photographs (plus, of course, the Humor thread.)

YMMV.



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