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Alan Browne
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      04-04-2012, 09:20 PM
Sorry for the late comments - been adding to this for the last week.

Frank Ess snapshot : no comment

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127899
Frank Ess
Sculptures. Interesting capture of the working sculptures. Rust is
working too, I suppose. Too bad the background bush interferes with the
subject proper.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127893
Amateur Physicist
Nice illustration and mechanics lesson. I get 460 joules (kinetic
energy) at the point of impact (mv^2/2). It's not clear to me what
amount of "work" was done however.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127895
Savageduck - Genlesses.
Too much of a grab shot. Doesn't show much work. They look like self
satisfied nerds.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127896
Savageduck - juggler
Great shot. First I'm struck by the interaction and the lack of other
spectators giving the moment more impact. The juggler seems to be
engaging the girl letting her participate by picking up and presumably
feeding the ball to the juggler. So the entertainer is juggling more
than balls, but also improvising the moves of his spectator. Fun. Nice
bold colors. Would have liked that tree out of there and a tighter crop
(or a wider shot w/o other people in it).

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127897
Savageduck - smoker.
A bit of a grab. Would have preferred to see his hands in action.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127910
Cooper - sparks
This has all the elements. Color seems a little pushed. Nice action,
tool in use with effect.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127909
Cooper - barber
Like the preceding, the worker, the tools, the action, the effect - hair
on the floor. Nice grab of small town life in the style of a Nat Geo essay.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127908
Cooper - potter
My favourite (maybe) of this bunch. Isolates the action to the mandate.
Simple color palette. Lots of strength and soft touch. Maybe over
centered.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142128076
Boswer - Club
Work places are under-represented in this SI, so this is a welcome shot.
I really wonder what goes on in an "Adult Entertainment Club". But I
imagine it is a carefully named establishment which here would simply be
called a sex shop. At least if not sure, one get a hero next door.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142128077
Bowser - crane
I like this a lot and would like to see more of such a series. The red
shirt and cab are a nice combo. The details of the site below really
make the shot work as a whole.
Here's a guy who's paid to keep his legs spread, look down and get it up!

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142128078
Bowser - vessel
Doesn't strike as work so much as a thing.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127905
Conway - surveyor
Dull colors from a bad scan of a faded photo. This is huge abuse of the
archive exception.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127906/original
Conway - pump lifting
More abuse of archival. Horrible colors. You could have at least
corrected them somewhat.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127894
Amateur Physicist 2
Not much different than comments above.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127907
Conway - pump operator
Sheesh! Again.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127904
MG - Painter
I like this image as shot. Has all the elements of the mandate. The
gaze of the painter and stretched neck as he reaches is well caught -
gives the effort some tension. I would also liked it if it was simply
a silhouette. More "in the room context" would have been nice as well.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127900
Alan - surveyor
I spotted this fellow on the Saturday before the mandate was due (as I
drove around looking for input). I pulled into a nearby parking lot to
take the shot. Unfortunately, every time I wanted to take a photo he
wanted to talk. Nice chat came out of it (he's a recent immigrant from
Albania), but hard to get a more dynamic shot...

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127902
Alan - cop cheerful
A couple dogs on the loose, so I stopped to wait for the cops. A fellow
had called them after working on keeping them off the major boulevard
nearby (the little black dog was aggressive too...). There was a better
shot, and I should have used that ... alas.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127903
Alan - fly fisher
Intent was to catch him fly fishing on the edge of a snowbank but the
compositions and action were not that great. Moved to the side to catch
the arc of the fly line. A few shots later and a bit of after the fact
cropping ...

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142179302
RichA - Slow carpet sales
Good capture of the slow day at the flying carpet mart. Says it all -
limited market, few wares, subsidence living. Probably owns a $4M condo.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142179307
RichA- Camera flea market
Not sure this is work so much as pleasure. Most people I see at these
shows don't seem to sell much but are there year after year. Goof
capture. Esp. the Japanese looking guy with the EJ frames with product
in hand and eyes across the alley.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142179782
Philo - Mannequin man.
This is a funny shot to say the least. The determined expression,
action, posture, even the color of the dresser's clothes and that of
the mannequins ... quite funny. Distraction is the high iso noise and
banding in the image.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142212894
Peter Newman - train ride home
Appropriately one of the last received and posted. The snooze on the
train, hopefully in the car where cell phone conversations are not
allowed. Good capture - the diagonal composition across the frame is
well done. Red purse at left is unfortunate or would have been okay if
a smaller element of the image.

http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142212970
Walter Banks - Helo
Nothing as nice as a Hughes 500 - one of the best helicopters ever made.
Fast as hell, quiet and a big little workhorse for a lot of companies
everywhere (not to mention special ops "Little Birds"). Good full
capture of the pilot and crewman screaming at each other. As someone
else pointed out a longer shutter period would have helped to get some
blur in the rotor. (Been there...)

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      04-04-2012, 10:54 PM
On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:20:12 -0400, Alan Browne
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142128076
>Boswer - Club
>Work places are under-represented in this SI, so this is a welcome shot.
> I really wonder what goes on in an "Adult Entertainment Club". But I
>imagine it is a carefully named establishment which here would simply be
>called a sex shop. At least if not sure, one get a hero next door.
>


I have never ventured into an Adult Entertainment Club. I *am*
curious about what entertainment is provided, though, and hope that
Bowser will make a return visit (unaccompanied by his wife) and
provide a full review of the goings-on.

I have been to a strip club, though. When I first moved to Chicago in
1960, I went to a strip club because Indianapolis had no such
venues...tired middle-aged women gyrating sluggishly to music piped in
through speakers with the rattle of torn cones. (They may not have
been middle-aged, but had that worn look that makes young women look
old.)

The ladies didn't really strip. They came out in beaded bikini-
bottoms with some kind of halter top over pasties. At the end of the
"dance", they'd flash open the halter top. The room was clouded with
smoke and it smelled of sweat and something else that was
unidentifiable but unpleasant.

One visit and done...or so I thought. That summer several of my
fraternity brothers came up to Chicago for the weekend and insisted on
going to a strip club. After about the third or fourth visit, I'd
walk them to the door and wait for them outside. It was just too
depressing to go inside.


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      04-05-2012, 04:18 AM
On 2012-04-04 14:20:12 -0700, Alan Browne
<(E-Mail Removed)> said:

> Sorry for the late comments - been adding to this for the last week.


>
>
> http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127895
> Savageduck - Genlesses.
> Too much of a grab shot. Doesn't show much work. They look like self
> satisfied nerds.


Agreed. It was just an opportunistic grab shot.
....and personally, I didn't see too much genius in action. I suspect I
had more Apple product knowledge that any of those at work in the store.

>
> http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127896
> Savageduck - juggler
> Great shot. First I'm struck by the interaction and the lack of other
> spectators giving the moment more impact. The juggler seems to be
> engaging the girl letting her participate by picking up and presumably
> feeding the ball to the juggler. So the entertainer is juggling more
> than balls, but also improvising the moves of his spectator. Fun.
> Nice bold colors. Would have liked that tree out of there and a
> tighter crop (or a wider shot w/o other people in it).


Every Thursday evening in San Luis Obispo they have a combo farmer's
market and street party. The main drag, Higuera Street and its side
streets are closed to vehicle traffic. The musicians and other street
performers work just off the side streets with most of the audience
watching from Higuera St. outwards. This was the case for the juggler.
He had just started his routine, and had got the girl to come out of
the crowd. He got her attention by getting her to keep placing a ball
on his foot.
Later he moved on to juggling machetes, axes, and running chain saws.
Quite a talent.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127897
> Savageduck - smoker.
> A bit of a grab. Would have preferred to see his hands in action.


I guess so. here is a shot with one of his hands at work.
< http://db.tt/iwoCo1qP >

Thanks for making the comments. I just haven't been too enthusiastic
about doing much recently.

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      04-05-2012, 10:44 AM


Alan Browne wrote:

> Sorry for the late comments - been adding to this for the last week.
>
>
> http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142212970
> Walter Banks - Helo
> Nothing as nice as a Hughes 500 - one of the best helicopters ever made.
> Fast as hell, quiet and a big little workhorse for a lot of companies
> everywhere (not to mention special ops "Little Birds"). Good full
> capture of the pilot and crewman screaming at each other. As someone
> else pointed out a longer shutter period would have helped to get some
> blur in the rotor. (Been there...)


Thanks for the comments. I totally agree about shutter speed comments,
my tripod was miles away and at the time the combination of the high
rotor speed on the Hughes and hand held 300mm multiplied by 1.6
lack of blur just didn't appear to be a problem at the time.

I stayed around for 20 minutes or so and saw great displays of airmanship
including the almost casual way this conversation was taking place
120 feet up with lots of things to get tangled up in.

Thanks

walter..



 
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      04-05-2012, 10:53 PM
On 2012-04-04 18:54 , tony cooper wrote:
> On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:20:12 -0400, Alan Browne
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142128076
>> Boswer - Club
>> Work places are under-represented in this SI, so this is a welcome shot.
>> I really wonder what goes on in an "Adult Entertainment Club". But I
>> imagine it is a carefully named establishment which here would simply be
>> called a sex shop. At least if not sure, one get a hero next door.
>>

>
> I have never ventured into an Adult Entertainment Club. I *am*
> curious about what entertainment is provided, though, and hope that
> Bowser will make a return visit (unaccompanied by his wife) and
> provide a full review of the goings-on.
>
> I have been to a strip club, though. When I first moved to Chicago in
> 1960, I went to a strip club because Indianapolis had no such
> venues...tired middle-aged women gyrating sluggishly to music piped in
> through speakers with the rattle of torn cones. (They may not have
> been middle-aged, but had that worn look that makes young women look
> old.)


If you're ever in Montreal there are strip joints that will make you
stand up... even if you're sitting. The girls are young, pretty, nice
bods and very, very naked. Haven't been in many years, mind you.

American customers liked to go there for a night cap... hard to pry them
out afterwards. At least they close at 3.

Now you can have private (cabin/lap) dances where your hands are free to
roam everywhere but the genitals.

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I said I didn't know."
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      04-05-2012, 10:54 PM
On 2012-04-05 00:18 , Savageduck wrote:
> On 2012-04-04 14:20:12 -0700, Alan Browne
> <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>
>> Sorry for the late comments - been adding to this for the last week.

>
>>
>>
>> http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127895
>> Savageduck - Genlesses.
>> Too much of a grab shot. Doesn't show much work. They look like self
>> satisfied nerds.

>
> Agreed. It was just an opportunistic grab shot.
> ...and personally, I didn't see too much genius in action. I suspect I
> had more Apple product knowledge that any of those at work in the store.
>
>>
>> http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127896
>> Savageduck - juggler
>> Great shot. First I'm struck by the interaction and the lack of other
>> spectators giving the moment more impact. The juggler seems to be
>> engaging the girl letting her participate by picking up and presumably
>> feeding the ball to the juggler. So the entertainer is juggling more
>> than balls, but also improvising the moves of his spectator. Fun. Nice
>> bold colors. Would have liked that tree out of there and a tighter
>> crop (or a wider shot w/o other people in it).

>
> Every Thursday evening in San Luis Obispo they have a combo farmer's
> market and street party. The main drag, Higuera Street and its side
> streets are closed to vehicle traffic. The musicians and other street
> performers work just off the side streets with most of the audience
> watching from Higuera St. outwards. This was the case for the juggler.
> He had just started his routine, and had got the girl to come out of the
> crowd. He got her attention by getting her to keep placing a ball on his
> foot.
> Later he moved on to juggling machetes, axes, and running chain saws.
> Quite a talent.
>>
>> http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142127897
>> Savageduck - smoker.
>> A bit of a grab. Would have preferred to see his hands in action.

>
> I guess so. here is a shot with one of his hands at work.
> < http://db.tt/iwoCo1qP >


Better IMO.

> Thanks for making the comments. I just haven't been too enthusiastic
> about doing much recently.


The true words of someone who'd love to take on the SI?



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      04-05-2012, 11:55 PM
On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:54:23 -0400, tony cooper
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:20:12 -0400, Alan Browne
><(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142128076
>>Boswer - Club
>>Work places are under-represented in this SI, so this is a welcome shot.
>> I really wonder what goes on in an "Adult Entertainment Club". But I
>>imagine it is a carefully named establishment which here would simply be
>>called a sex shop. At least if not sure, one get a hero next door.
>>

>
>I have never ventured into an Adult Entertainment Club. I *am*
>curious about what entertainment is provided, though, and hope that
>Bowser will make a return visit (unaccompanied by his wife) and
>provide a full review of the goings-on.


OK, I'm in. Now if Nadine is game the next trip to Key West could be
really interesting. That is until they see how damned ugly I am. Then
the whole thing is in jeopardy.

>
>I have been to a strip club, though. When I first moved to Chicago in
>1960, I went to a strip club because Indianapolis had no such
>venues...tired middle-aged women gyrating sluggishly to music piped in
>through speakers with the rattle of torn cones. (They may not have
>been middle-aged, but had that worn look that makes young women look
>old.)
>
>The ladies didn't really strip. They came out in beaded bikini-
>bottoms with some kind of halter top over pasties. At the end of the
>"dance", they'd flash open the halter top. The room was clouded with
>smoke and it smelled of sweat and something else that was
>unidentifiable but unpleasant.
>
>One visit and done...or so I thought. That summer several of my
>fraternity brothers came up to Chicago for the weekend and insisted on
>going to a strip club. After about the third or fourth visit, I'd
>walk them to the door and wait for them outside. It was just too
>depressing to go inside.


There's a couple of clubs near me, and they are depressing. The girls
are nice looking, but clearly are just going through the motions to
grab a few bucks. Not worth the price of the booze.
 
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      04-06-2012, 02:06 AM
On Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:55:02 -0400, Bowser <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:54:23 -0400, tony cooper
><(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:20:12 -0400, Alan Browne
>><(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>>>http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/142128076
>>>Boswer - Club
>>>Work places are under-represented in this SI, so this is a welcome shot.
>>> I really wonder what goes on in an "Adult Entertainment Club". But I
>>>imagine it is a carefully named establishment which here would simply be
>>>called a sex shop. At least if not sure, one get a hero next door.
>>>

>>
>>I have never ventured into an Adult Entertainment Club. I *am*
>>curious about what entertainment is provided, though, and hope that
>>Bowser will make a return visit (unaccompanied by his wife) and
>>provide a full review of the goings-on.

>
>OK, I'm in. Now if Nadine is game the next trip to Key West could be
>really interesting. That is until they see how damned ugly I am. Then
>the whole thing is in jeopardy.


Wait a minute, now. Key West has some "adult" clubs that are a bit
different than I had in mind. Make sure the "girls" don't have adam's
apples.

My wife and I were in Key West during "Fantasy Fest". Gave me a bit
of a jolt to walk into a men's room to see a person standing in front
of the wall urinal with his dress hiked up. I mentioned it to my wife
who looked at him and said "Nice shoes. Jimmy Choo?"
>>
>>I have been to a strip club, though. When I first moved to Chicago in
>>1960, I went to a strip club because Indianapolis had no such
>>venues...tired middle-aged women gyrating sluggishly to music piped in
>>through speakers with the rattle of torn cones. (They may not have
>>been middle-aged, but had that worn look that makes young women look
>>old.)
>>
>>The ladies didn't really strip. They came out in beaded bikini-
>>bottoms with some kind of halter top over pasties. At the end of the
>>"dance", they'd flash open the halter top. The room was clouded with
>>smoke and it smelled of sweat and something else that was
>>unidentifiable but unpleasant.
>>
>>One visit and done...or so I thought. That summer several of my
>>fraternity brothers came up to Chicago for the weekend and insisted on
>>going to a strip club. After about the third or fourth visit, I'd
>>walk them to the door and wait for them outside. It was just too
>>depressing to go inside.

>
>There's a couple of clubs near me, and they are depressing. The girls
>are nice looking, but clearly are just going through the motions to
>grab a few bucks. Not worth the price of the booze.


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      04-06-2012, 05:23 PM
On Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:06:55 -0400, tony cooper
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>>
>>OK, I'm in. Now if Nadine is game the next trip to Key West could be
>>really interesting. That is until they see how damned ugly I am. Then
>>the whole thing is in jeopardy.

>
>Wait a minute, now. Key West has some "adult" clubs that are a bit
>different than I had in mind. Make sure the "girls" don't have adam's
>apples.


Saw plenty of trannys, and the bar across from our inn had a drag show
nightly. One guy looked like a linebacker in a leopard skin dress.
Truly bizarre. They would stand on the sidewalk in their tight dresses
drumming up business.

>
>My wife and I were in Key West during "Fantasy Fest". Gave me a bit
>of a jolt to walk into a men's room to see a person standing in front
>of the wall urinal with his dress hiked up. I mentioned it to my wife
>who looked at him and said "Nice shoes. Jimmy Choo?"


Well, they can wear the clothes, but simply can't accessorize.

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      04-06-2012, 06:27 PM
On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 13:23:05 -0400, Bowser <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:06:55 -0400, tony cooper
><(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>
>>>
>>>OK, I'm in. Now if Nadine is game the next trip to Key West could be
>>>really interesting. That is until they see how damned ugly I am. Then
>>>the whole thing is in jeopardy.

>>
>>Wait a minute, now. Key West has some "adult" clubs that are a bit
>>different than I had in mind. Make sure the "girls" don't have adam's
>>apples.

>
>Saw plenty of trannys, and the bar across from our inn had a drag show
>nightly. One guy looked like a linebacker in a leopard skin dress.
>Truly bizarre. They would stand on the sidewalk in their tight dresses
>drumming up business.
>
>>
>>My wife and I were in Key West during "Fantasy Fest". Gave me a bit
>>of a jolt to walk into a men's room to see a person standing in front
>>of the wall urinal with his dress hiked up. I mentioned it to my wife
>>who looked at him and said "Nice shoes. Jimmy Choo?"

>
>Well, they can wear the clothes, but simply can't accessorize.
>
>;-)


The worst I saw was a guy in a backless frock. He looked pretty good
from the front, but had a matted black pelt of hair on his back.
Strangely, his legs were shaved.

My wife pointed out that I mis-told the story. She said "Nice shoes",
but he replied "Jimmy Choo". She wouldn't know Jimmy Choos by sight,
but knows their reputation.


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