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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:44 pm

Smithsonian Magazine is having its 11th annual photo contest, and you can see the finalists at the link below, as well as vote for your favorite in several categories.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocont ... 72/?no-ist
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Tue May 13, 2014 1:00 pm

I've shared these elsewhere but knowing that many here aren't big fans of social networks I though I'd post 'em here too.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:28 pm

Hey Lori! From the digital collection of the The New York Public Library. A panorama of San Francisco in 1878 by Eadweard Muybridge.


http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/item ... 0a1806177c
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Moderator » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:10 am

FrankChurch wrote:Gorgeous. Build my house right under that butte.

Andrew, dear boy, I cannot be helped.


Yeah, you can.

Knock off the offhanded comments. Respect the artists and post appropriately on this thread, Frank.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:24 am

Salinas Valley Tree. Cyanotype on Strathmore Gemini HP (hot press) paper.

Image was captured using a Holga 120PAN camera with a plastic lens.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:03 pm

Andrew, I take it you are a nature hiker?

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:20 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Andrew, I take it you are a nature hiker?


Eh, sorta? I think a better term would be nature walker or nature saunter-er.

Honestly, many of the natural images I've posted were subjects that were within 100 feet or so of a parked car. Shooting the way that I do (with my current kit) makes long-ish hikes extremely difficult. I do have a new camera on the way that uses large format (4x5) film and (with lens) weighs less than most DSLRs. The new kit should open new "vistas" for me and allow me to take my kit much further afield than I'm currently able.
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby robochrist » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:58 pm

SOLDIER'S PASS - just wouldn't be 'Soldier's Pass' as a color image. Gorgeous, haunting picture!

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:57 pm

Finally, a new gallery: http://marktiedemann.com/wordpress/?p=2236 Enjoy

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Ezra Lb. » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:46 pm

Photographers! You'll do anything for that shot, right? :lol: The lensmen amongst us, especially Barber and Mark and Andrew, will appreciate this I think.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/how-this-coup ... +caseychan
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Moderator » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:43 pm

That is excellent, and I love the use of the situation. You have to be open and ready for just about anything during a photoshoot, and this shows the creativity of a good wedding photographer in particular.

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:42 am

Andrew, Barber, you ever try a shot that almost got you hurt or injured?

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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby Moderator » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:35 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Andrew, Barber, you ever try a shot that almost got you hurt or injured?


Excellent question. I'm not sure, but in all likelihood yes.

I have a tendency to like mid-road images, which is, of course, pretty dangerous in some of the conditions I've shot in. Certainly using the camera while I'm driving isn't likely a very safe thing to do (though I've gotten some pretty cool images as a result). Likewise shooting in some relatively rough urban areas -- subways, inner cities, alleyways. Shooting into the sun.

But never anything that leaps to mind where it could be consciously referred to as "putting myself in danger" to get the shot.
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Re: Visual Artist's corner

Postby AndrewR » Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:10 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Andrew, Barber, you ever try a shot that almost got you hurt or injured?


I wouldn't say "a shot" singular. A whole series? Yes. A few years ago I did a series of images on the San Diego Trolley, very "street". Used a film camera and captured images of people sitting nearby. I had several instances where I faced a few belligerent subjects, post exposure.

Otherwise, no. I try not to put myself in situations where I know that my safety is compromised. Getting "that" shot is less important than keeping my hide intact. :-)
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