How good is good enough?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Pete A, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Pete A

    Burt Johnson Guest

    I do update my web site from time to time, but that set is still
    available. My home page is:

    http://www.mindstormphoto.com/

    The index image on the second row takes you to:

    http://www.mindstormphoto.com/91-landscape/

    enjoy :)
     
    Burt Johnson, Aug 25, 2011
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  2. Pete A

    Burt Johnson Guest

    Several of my landscapes are HDR. Properly done, the viewer is not even
    aware that HDR was used...

    http://www.mindstormphoto.com/91-landscape/
     
    Burt Johnson, Aug 25, 2011
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  3. Pete A

    Pete A Guest

    Thanks, Burt. That's the URL I had saved, it was the only link not
    working on your homepage when I wrote my post, but it's working now.
     
    Pete A, Aug 25, 2011
  4. Pete A

    Pete A Guest

    Writing a book takes longer, hopefully :) If the master can finish the
    book before finishing farting on a park bench then he/she needs to
    change what they make for breakfast!

    Books are introductions to subjects, pointers to further learning, and
    aide-memoirs. To gain mastery of a subject one has to learn directly
    from a master.

    I learnt a thing or two during my tour of Japan. How can I put this
    tactfully... Zen is (or has become) disconnected from true
    enlightenment; it is about finding a safe and secure part-way house.
    The westernised and Japanese versions of it divorced each other a long
    time ago, however, they still share something in common - each is still
    a catalyst, but only to itself.
    Think of homeostasis as the keel on a vessel: it adds inertia to reduce
    the effect of side-swipes and provides self-levelling after such
    events. The concept is rooted in science rather than anecdotes and
    paradoxes.

    None of that was meant to be argumentative or me attempting to give a lecture.
     
    Pete A, Aug 25, 2011
  5. I accept what you're saying about the mechanisms and the different
    directions Zen (Buddhism) has gone in. OTOH, things aren't that different if
    you look at them the right way.

    Homeostatis and transference are fine in themselves but... homeostatis can
    be a comfort zone and a Master's transference is just one of many teachers.

    D. T. Suzuki had a big impact but the effective founder of 'American Zen'
    was Alan Watts, an Englishman. Like many people he found England too
    obstructive and hick so emigrated.

    And Japanese Zen is different to Chinese Cha'n which it hijacked.

    Given I taught a 20 whatever generation Chinese Master a few tricks I think
    I'm doing okay on my own. And your recent epiphany and photography isn't so
    bad either. We're doing okay under the circumstances.
     
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Aug 26, 2011
  6. Pete A

    Pete A Guest

    Wish I'd been a fly on the wall, moments like that are priceless :)
    Yep, we are. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
     
    Pete A, Aug 26, 2011
  7. Pete A

    PeterN Guest

    thanks Burt. I poked around your site. To me it' obvious that you take a
    great deal of care with your images. I appreciate your humor and
    originality, as shown in eclectic images. for me they would take hours
    of Photoshopping.
     
    PeterN, Aug 26, 2011
  8. Pete A

    Burt Johnson Guest

    they do to me too... :)

    After watching zillions of online free tutorials and experimenting, I
    have reduced it from "OMG hours" to "I'm bored hours" though...
     
    Burt Johnson, Aug 30, 2011
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