Happy Christmas

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Peter Chant, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Peter Chant

    Peter Chant Guest

    With apologies to Edward Weston:

    http://www.petezilla.co.uk/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2883&g2_imageViewsIndex=1

    For next time:

    1. Tripod mount camera and try different lenses/extension tubes to get the
    whole thing sharper. The 50mm lens was not at a comfortable distance with
    or without a short extension tube.

    2. Fix gallery (thumbnails), or use something like Flickr or pbase.

    Happy Christmas and New-Year to all.

    Pete
     
    Peter Chant, Dec 24, 2010
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : With apologies to Edward Weston:
    :
    : http://www.petezilla.co.uk/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2883&g2_imageViewsIndex=1

    <chuckle!> I'm not aware that Weston ever photographed a Brussels sprout, but
    that is certainly a recognizably Westonian shot!

    : For next time:
    :
    : 1. Tripod mount camera and try different lenses/extension tubes to get the
    : whole thing sharper. The 50mm lens was not at a comfortable distance with
    : or without a short extension tube.

    It's sharp enough. Weston's equipment was mediocre by today's standards; I
    doubt that he would have done better.

    I may have told this story before, but not lately:
    A few years ago my wife and I arrived at the MFA early for one of the
    travelling exhibits at the Gund Gallery. With some time to kill, we wandered
    through a few of the other exhibits first. One was of photographs by Edward
    Weston from a trip to Mexico with his mistress. They were the usual stuff -
    vegetables, etc. - good, but not really our thing. The last picture in the
    exhibit (an aloe plant, as I recall) was a bit better than the others, and my
    wife and I simultaneously blurted out, "Now THIS I like!" But when we read the
    information card, we discovered that it was the one picture in the exhibit
    taken not by Weston, but by his mistress!

    : 2. Fix gallery (thumbnails), or use something like Flickr or pbase.
    :
    : Happy Christmas and New-Year to all.

    Thanks, Pete, and the same to you!

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Dec 24, 2010
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  3. Peter Chant

    Bruce Guest


    To all and to you, Peter!

    Thanks for posting.
     
    Bruce, Dec 24, 2010
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  4. Peter Chant

    Peter Chant Guest

    The point of this one was the seasonal joke. I should have titled it
    "Sprout No. 30" and not given the self critique on the newsgroup. The
    accompanying shots of peppers were me trying to see if I could technically
    achieve something similar. An exercise for fun.

    I suppose the issue nowadays is how not to be derivative, is there anything
    that has not been done?
    Thanks
     
    Peter Chant, Dec 24, 2010
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  5. Peter Chant

    Peter Chant Guest

    I saw an antique programme where they found a painting that looked rather
    like a Turner. It took several experts and X-raying for them to decide it
    was not. That made the painting worth a reasonable fraction of the price of
    a second hand car opposed to worth enough to retire on.

    All through I kept thinking, what about the actual painting, does that not
    have some importance as opposed to who painted it?

    Pete
     
    Peter Chant, Dec 24, 2010
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