Is there such a thing as too pretty?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by 223rem, Oct 26, 2005.

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    223rem Guest

    223rem, Oct 26, 2005
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    M Guest

    No. I think they are fantastic.

    Mind you I also like gritty TMAX3200 B&W images as well. As long as the
    image suits the sunject why not?
    M, Oct 26, 2005
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    Dave the Guy Guest

    Eggs Ackley.
    Dave the Guy, Oct 26, 2005
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    Norm Fleming Guest

    Agreed. Photoshop has ruined photography. The number of "artistic",
    artificial-looking, hypersaturated images out there is staggering. It's
    like kindergarten kids gone mad with their paint boxes. If I see another
    computer-doctored, overpowering sunset I think I'll puke!

    Norm Fleming, Oct 26, 2005
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    none Guest

    Like this one?

    none, Oct 26, 2005
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Is there such a thing as too pretty?

    Evangeline Lilly comes to mind.
    Annika1980, Oct 26, 2005
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    223rem Guest

    That's called 'hot'. There isnt such a thing as too hot.
    223rem, Oct 26, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    Very cool. I wonder if some of these were "light painted"? In other
    words, very very long exposures where you leave the camera on a tripod and
    go around shining light at the various surfaces.
    Mike, Oct 26, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Heh, the 'technique' link explains why they are ultra-real: use of
    merged bracketing for focusing & exposure. I think they've done very
    well but it's possible to look a bit fake, like a staged scene. I think
    that's what you are getting at about too pretty. They are technically
    faked as photographs but it's true what he says that our eyes and mind
    sees the world that way in perfect focus near and far and with a vast
    dynamic range. Looking for scenes to shoot, I'm constantly dismayed how
    incompetent my camera is at capturing what my eyes and mind see.
    Paul Furman, Oct 26, 2005
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    Paul Bielec Guest

    On the other hand, it gives the opportunity to capture an image that
    your eye cannot see.
    Paul Bielec, Oct 26, 2005
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    Matt Clara Guest

    I like his work, but some of it leaves me a little cold as it seems almost
    too polished, or contrived...or something.
    Matt Clara, Oct 26, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest

    It isn't really *so* different to what people try to achieve by using
    Fujichrome Velvia rather than a film with a more 'realistic' rendition
    of colours. I am not a fan of Velvia for that reason.
    Tony Polson, Oct 26, 2005
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    Matt Clara Guest

    The interiors of some give me that impression.
    Matt Clara, Oct 26, 2005
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    Norm Fleming Guest

    Norm Fleming, Oct 26, 2005
  15. Too bad Munch didn't have a copy of Photoshop CS.....
    William Graham, Oct 26, 2005
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    no_name Guest

    no_name, Oct 26, 2005
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    no_name Guest

    That, long exposures and possibly shooting RAW then processing multiple
    layer masks of the same image to obtain different tonal renditions.

    Or multiple different exposures of the same subject combined into layers
    (combining exposures for highlites, mid-tones & shadows). Doesn't CS2
    include a "filter" to do that auto-magically?
    no_name, Oct 26, 2005
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    no_name Guest

    The camera is only a tool. It has no competence.

    WE provide the competence necessary to capture what the eyes and mind see.
    no_name, Oct 27, 2005
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    Chris Brown Guest

    Indeed. They're very impressive work, but I live in Cambridge, and it
    doesn't look that pretty in real life, or even in my mind's eye.

    Impressive stuff though, and a good eye.
    Chris Brown, Oct 27, 2005
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    none Guest

    I don't see how he created this one, though:

    none, Oct 27, 2005
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