HEAT WAVES LOVE THE 20D !

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    With temps once again hovering around 100°F today I figured I'd drive
    around and see what I could see. I was looking for "Roadkill shots"
    since I didn't want to get out of the car with the A/C running. Spike
    was in his usual spot so I got a few of him from the front seat. A
    few deer were hiding nearby and all I saw of them was a brown blur
    with white tails hopping through the woods. Then I drove up on the
    mountain and saw an osprey doing his thing dive-bombing the reservoir,
    but he was too far away to get anything decent. As I was leaving I
    saw this guy down on the rocks peering at me between the guard rail
    and the road.

    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/84099238/original

    Just another day in Hell......
     
    Annika1980, Aug 18, 2007
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    N Guest

    What a mean looking critter.


    With temps once again hovering around 100°F today I figured I'd drive
    around and see what I could see. I was looking for "Roadkill shots"
    since I didn't want to get out of the car with the A/C running. Spike
    was in his usual spot so I got a few of him from the front seat. A
    few deer were hiding nearby and all I saw of them was a brown blur
    with white tails hopping through the woods. Then I drove up on the
    mountain and saw an osprey doing his thing dive-bombing the reservoir,
    but he was too far away to get anything decent. As I was leaving I
    saw this guy down on the rocks peering at me between the guard rail
    and the road.

    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/84099238/original

    Just another day in Hell......
     
    N, Aug 18, 2007
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  3. Bret, you are the only photographer who can take an ugly creature such
    as this and make it a work of art. I applaude you for your talent and
    for trudging out in that horrible hot weather to post a pic for us!
    Thank you for that!
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Aug 18, 2007
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    PixelPix Guest

    hehe ...geez, even I am now thinking that it might be time that you
    two get a room! lol ;-)
     
    PixelPix, Aug 18, 2007
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    Frank ess Guest

    I think "lol" is not really justified.

    The photo is a competently-recorded record of something the
    photographer observed.

    A "work of art" is something beyond a record. Making such a record of
    an "ugly" subject does not result in "a work of art", but a
    competently-recorded record of something the photographer observed.

    Gushing nonsense inappropriately, especially in public, is not a
    laughing matter. It diminishes the gushor and the gushee (who in this
    case seems to have the patience of Job) (or the discernment of Homer
    Simpson).

    Heh.
     
    Frank ess, Aug 19, 2007
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  6. For lack of a better choice of words I used "work of art". I merely
    meant that even the simplest and ugliest of subjects are brought to
    life by Bret who is a very talented photographer.
    If it was your intention to make me feel horrible for my public praise
    or to make me feel even worse for inappropriate behaviour, then
    congratulations!
    Job well done.
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Aug 19, 2007
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  7. Annika1980

    N Guest

    For lack of a better choice of words I used "work of art". I merely
    meant that even the simplest and ugliest of subjects are brought to
    life by Bret who is a very talented photographer.
    If it was your intention to make me feel horrible for my public praise
    or to make me feel even worse for inappropriate behaviour, then
    congratulations!
    Job well done.
    Helen


    Helen, many people don't understand that praise is acceptable.
     
    N, Aug 19, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    LOL, that is the most dignified looking vulture portrait I've ever seen
    :)
     
    Paul Furman, Aug 19, 2007
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    uw wayne Guest

    Don't you folks in Tennessee support wild life conservation? With
    temperatures in the low 100's he should have been given some sun
    screen, just look at the sun burn on it's beak! Very insensitive.
     
    uw wayne, Aug 19, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Yes praise is good but perhaps these two best get a room? I thought the
    background was a bit noisy personally but there you go.
     
    Pete D, Aug 19, 2007
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  11. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest


    Nah, we never use sunscreen on them. Covers up too much of the "wild"
    taste to 'em.
     
    Annika1980, Aug 19, 2007
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  12. Annika1980

    Draco Guest

    Frank ol'chap, you seem to miss the point of art. It is in the eye of
    the beholder and not in the eye of the critic. This image of the
    Turkey Vulture is a piece of art and not just a "...competently-
    recorded record of something..." It gives a distinct impression of the
    fellow to the viewer. A plain record would not have the catch light
    in the eye nor had the background so nicely out of focus. There have
    always been those who disdain photography as art. But art it is and
    will be long after we are gone from this world.

    Any one who enjoys the artist/photographers work is allowed their
    opinions with out snobs stepping on them. Any one who expresses
    pleasure from anothers work these days, are ridiculed to feel their
    opinions are worthless or mundane. Ridiculed to the extent of
    bullying.
    This photographer has been one of the most prolific posters' of
    images to this NG. He has surpassed many here in his style and manor
    of images. He includes others of this NG in how and with what he
    creates his images. Any one who praises his accolades finds themselves
    open to attacks from those who could care less about photography and
    whose only enjoyment is ripping apart others.

    So Frank, ol'bean. There is my opinion on the matter of your post.
    Photography is art and shall always be so.


    Draco


    Getting even isn't good enough.


    Doing better...does.
     
    Draco, Aug 21, 2007
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  13. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Well said.

    -Annika ----> making competently-recorded records of things since
    1998.
     
    Annika1980, Aug 21, 2007
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  14. Great post Draco! A well written, well thought out post.
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Aug 21, 2007
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  15. Annika1980

    Alan Browne Guest

    Until you got a digital camera and could see what you were doing, your
    photography was hit-and-miss at best.
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 22, 2007
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  16. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    True that.
     
    Annika1980, Aug 22, 2007
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Your transparent honesty is always refreshing.
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 22, 2007
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