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Slobodan Blagojevic

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On That Phantom Theme...
« on: December 12, 2014, 12:02:48 pm »

My own Yellowstone Phantom:  :)


Primordial Steam
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014, 01:04:39 pm »

Hi Slobodan,

Nice picture, so, now you just need a buyer with 6.5M$US to spare.

Best regards
Erik


My own Yellowstone Phantom:  :)


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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014, 01:07:05 pm »

Again: Much more interesting than Lik's.
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 01:38:00 pm »

There is a very real possibility of a moose trying to emerge from the fog.
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 03:34:39 pm »

The thing is that you may think it's better but it can't be $6.5 million better. In an age that everything has been turned into a commodity,  everything inherently is a piece of Crap specified by its market value.
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2014, 03:39:42 pm »

... everything inherently is a piece of Crap specified by its market value.

On your basis then, its not that Slobodan's Yellowstone Phantom can't be 6.5mill better, it can't be less than 6.5 mill better.
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2014, 12:36:23 am »

On your basis then, its not that Slobodan's Yellowstone Phantom can't be 6.5mill better, it can't be less than 6.5 mill better.

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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2014, 03:02:29 pm »

It's a grand shot, Slobodan, and your phantom stands out amongst phantoms.
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2014, 05:49:15 am »

Yup, great shot Slobodan, very ominous atmosphere to me, there might emerge something more dangerous or scary than a moose from the fog it seems  :-\ .
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 09:04:13 am »

What a stunning, well seen image.  Kudos. Now, in terms of its value, I have a question.  Was it taken with large format film equipment; the type of setup that requires the help of a donkey?

It's a serious question, I think.  Both Phantom and Rhine II (which really has grown on me, btw) were recorded on a medium that allow for extremely large prints, and then finished in digital.  I can't actually find any information on the most expensive all-digital photograph.  In a world where so many people can go out and buy a D800, I suspect digital is somewhat devalued.
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2014, 09:37:54 am »

No, Slobodan. Although you highly praised a photo of mine taken in the Iranian desert over 50 years ago, I have to be honest and declare that Lik's Phantom has a more coherent composition and a more beguiling phantom. Sorry, but let the truth prevail.  ;)
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2014, 10:23:58 am »

No, Ray. Lik's photo can be understood completely in about 1/30 of a second, after which it has nothing new to tell us. Slobodan's takes more work on the part of the viewer and, for me at least, has much more staying power.
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2014, 11:52:56 am »

Eric, please tell me what Slobodan's photo has to show that's new and revealing. It seems 'all over the place' to me. Is he trying to emulate a Jackson Pollock abstract?  ;D
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2014, 12:58:42 pm »

... a more beguiling phantom...

My phantom can whoop his phantom's ass, Ray! His "phantom" is more like a cigarette smoke rising out of an ashtray, or, in best case, more like a genie out of a magic lamp. In case you didn't see it the first time, I outlined it for you:

 ;)

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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2014, 01:15:08 pm »

If you have some imagination, you can take many little bits of Slobodan's image and treat them as Rorschach inkblot tests. It's fun and can be revealing.

Li's Phantom, on the other hand, strikes me as quite obvious, a rather simple-minded exaggeration of the standard Antelope Canyon shot.

Then again, I must admit that I've come to appreciate Jackson Pollack quite a bit in recent years.

P.S. S B has explained it very well, IMHO.
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2014, 10:38:59 pm »

My phantom can whoop his phantom's ass, Ray! His "phantom" is more like a cigarette smoke rising out of an ashtray, or, in best case, more like a genie out of a magic lamp. In case you didn't see it the first time, I outlined it for you:

 ;)

It's not bad. It's quite atmospheric.  ;)
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Re: On That Phantom Theme...
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2014, 07:14:20 am »

Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame, did at least one book on spirit photography. The ghost pictures he put into that book convinced him that ghosts exist. I've forgotten the name of the book. Lens hoods must have been non-existent in those days.
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