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John R

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4160 on: December 29, 2019, 04:52:31 am »

And perhaps wishing you were using a Rollei TLR to get the magic of the square :)

No cropping of course.

I know your feeling well. But rarely do anything about it.
Thank you, whatever your views. Whenever I see square images, I do sometimes question whether I should switch. But the feeling does not last long, because I like both formats. I am almost acculturated to the rectangular format and thus see in that format. At the same time I do appreciate other formats, especially the square format. I once owned a Yashica twin lens reflex camera. Only shot slides with it. Amazing quality and resolution. But do you know what 6x6 cm, slide projector cost back then? And no one else used it either. And so I stayed with 35mm format.

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« Reply #4161 on: December 29, 2019, 05:38:46 am »

Those Yashica TLR were great. I looked at getting one and doing wet darkroom again but it wasn't realistic.

6x6 projector - must have been a king's ransom. I'm not sure I have actually seen one although the university club might have had one.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4162 on: December 29, 2019, 08:16:15 am »

Those Yashica TLR were great. I looked at getting one and doing wet darkroom again but it wasn't realistic.

6x6 projector - must have been a king's ransom. I'm not sure I have actually seen one although the university club might have had one.

Years ago a friend was looking to sell his lightly used Rollei 6X6 Projector...which I bought and still have. What a great projector!

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« Reply #4163 on: December 29, 2019, 11:07:09 am »

Years ago a friend was looking to sell his lightly used Rollei 6X6 Projector...which I bought and still have. What a great projector!

Peter
Guess what Peter, I did buy and still have that same Rollei projector. Beastly, it is. I bought it at Government surplus auction when the Education department no longer wanted it for 100$, 20 or so years ago. The lamps get really hot and tend to burn out quickly. The lamps are very expensive and I don't think they are available any longer. It will go as museum piece unless 6x6 comes back into vogue in big way. Sigh...
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4164 on: December 29, 2019, 12:24:51 pm »

Thank you, whatever your views. Whenever I see square images, I do sometimes question whether I should switch. But the feeling does not last long, because I like both formats. I am almost acculturated to the rectangular format and thus see in that format. At the same time I do appreciate other formats, especially the square format. I once owned a Yashica twin lens reflex camera. Only shot slides with it. Amazing quality and resolution. But do you know what 6x6 cm, slide projector cost back then? And no one else used it either. And so I stayed with 35mm format.

JR

I've been thinking about that one a bit.

I don't think that I usually see anything in terms of a format unless I happen to be carrying a camera, where the option is no longer mine, but depends on how the format of the camera with me fits the subject once a subject has been selected. Then, when I go to shoot it, it becomes a vertical or horizontal decision depending on what fits the moment best. I take far more horizontals than verticals for one simple reason: I find verticals difficult to frame accurately when hand-holding the camera.

This, of course, applies to amateur photos; for pro stuff it was all about the final shape of the layout I had to fill. That was one reason why I liked the 6x6 cameras: you had more leeway if the final image didn't have to fit a perfect 2:3 shape, which unless it was for something intentional, and of my own design, was usually the case. For many vertical things that 2:3 was just too tall and thin, and on 135 format, ever square mm. counted!

But yeah, as I have said before, I think square gives a very different feel to pictures when they fit that shape perfectly; obviously, you can't just crop every shot square and hope to make it fit nicely, which I know is not what you are suggesting.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4165 on: December 30, 2019, 05:49:23 am »

Sort of abstract



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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4166 on: December 30, 2019, 09:46:19 am »

Yes!
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4167 on: December 30, 2019, 09:49:28 am »

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« Reply #4168 on: January 01, 2020, 09:50:15 am »

Thanks guys. Back streets are usually more interesting than the polished frontages.
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« Reply #4169 on: January 01, 2020, 10:25:08 am »

Have another :)



Probably a thousand miles from the last one :)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4170 on: January 01, 2020, 12:00:20 pm »

Thanks guys. Back streets are usually more interesting than the polished frontages.

Absolutely!!!

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« Reply #4171 on: January 01, 2020, 03:52:49 pm »

Absolutely!!!

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"+ indeed" as a certain Wise Man once said.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4172 on: January 02, 2020, 01:02:08 am »

Mike, I like the wire image. But it is more than an abstract. It is just wonderful photography and shows that paying attention to the light can make even a mundane subject come to life. I also like your second image but not as much as your first. Just be safe if you are going in the alleyways.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4173 on: January 02, 2020, 03:28:09 am »

I usually have a big tough scary minder in the form of my wife :)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4174 on: January 02, 2020, 11:39:00 pm »

Playing with physical camera movement at slower shutter
 


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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4175 on: January 03, 2020, 03:19:39 am »

Playing with physical camera movement at slower shutter
 

Pretty cool Matt. You shot those with the 645?

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4176 on: January 03, 2020, 03:29:47 am »

Perhaps the veils will rise and dance in the wind.

JR

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4177 on: January 03, 2020, 04:02:44 am »

Really rather lovely. A very gentle photograph which encourages me to look at it more than once. Not sure why though. Just elegant simplicity I guess.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4178 on: January 03, 2020, 06:14:24 am »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #4179 on: January 03, 2020, 10:02:02 am »

Pretty cool Matt. You shot those with the 645?

JR
Thanks John.

Shot on an Olympus EPM1. Sshh....Don't tell anyone.... ;D
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