One for PeterN

Discussion in 'Photography' started by tony cooper, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. tony cooper

    tony cooper Guest

    This is a reject for the "On The Road" upcoming SI. Desperate for
    something that fits the mandate, I shot this as a something you'd see
    if on the road in Florida and stopped at a tourist trap. I have since
    found a (debatably) better shot.

    I like the pattern of the net bag with white threads that the oranges
    are in. It would lend itself to an abstract representation, but
    that's not something that I'm good at doing.

    Want to take a shot at it, Peter? Anyone?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/alykek0m8vod43t/2012-07-31-1.jpg
     
    tony cooper, Aug 4, 2012
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : This is a reject for the "On The Road" upcoming SI. Desperate for
    : something that fits the mandate, I shot this as a something you'd see
    : if on the road in Florida and stopped at a tourist trap. I have since
    : found a (debatably) better shot.
    :
    : I like the pattern of the net bag with white threads that the oranges
    : are in. It would lend itself to an abstract representation, but
    : that's not something that I'm good at doing.
    :
    : Want to take a shot at it, Peter? Anyone?
    :
    : https://www.dropbox.com/s/alykek0m8vod43t/2012-07-31-1.jpg

    What makes the image appealing is that the seams in the net make the oranges
    look a bit like baseballs. There may be a play on the fact that a baseball
    team plays half its games "on the road". Or that the St Petersburg Fish (your
    closest team?) play their home games in Orange Juice Stadium. Or that you must
    surely have a minor league team nearby called the "Orlando Oranges".

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 4, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    Orlando does not presently have a major or minor league baseball team.
    There's interest, but there are spring training sites in the area.
    The Tampa Bay Rays (named for the Manta Ray in our waters) are the
    nearest major league team (1.5 hours away), but there are minor league
    teams in Daytona and Lakeland (1 hour away).

    When there were exhibition games, or when we did have a minor league
    team here, games were played in Tinker Field (Named after Joe Tinker
    of Tinkers to Evers to Chance. Joe spent his later years here in
    Orlando as a manager and scout.). Tinker Field is next to the Citrus
    Bowl; our football stadium.

    The stadium started out as the Orlando Stadium in 1936, became the
    Tangerine Bowl, and then became the Citrus Bowl. Miami has dibs on
    the Orange Bowl name.

    Tinker Field is pretty much in disrepair at present. There's no money
    to fix it.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 4, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Your image looks like the type of image I very well might have shot.
    Well done, Only nit: I would have turned a couple of the oranges so
    their navels would not have interrupted the pattern.

    Been busy today trying for my road shot in Blue Ball, Intercourse, and
    Bird in Hand, PA. Seriously, that is the name of these Amish Towns. The
    probably innocent woman who I asked for directions kept having problems
    understanding me. It was only when my wife spelled the name of the Town
    that she finally understood.
     
    PeterN, Aug 5, 2012
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    Tim Conway Guest

    Peter, there is an excellent all you can eat buffet/smorgasbord called Shady
    Maple in Blue Ball just off PA-23. I've been there a few times from the
    York area.
    Tim
     
    Tim Conway, Aug 5, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Thanks, but we have eaten enough for the next two weeks, and coming home
    tomorrow. Today, during the high sun hours, we went to two farmer's
    markets where we had lots of samples. Then to Millers, which was not
    great. We originally had planned for dinner at the Hershey Hotel, but
    neither of us felt like a long sit down meal. ;-)
     
    PeterN, Aug 5, 2012
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    Tim Conway Guest

    The Hershey Hotel has a good reputation, shame you couldn't go there. Did
    you get to try some shoofly pie anywhere? I like that - especially with
    whipped cream on top. :) I hope you had a good time.
     
    Tim Conway, Aug 5, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    It was a trade off. We usually have a good time, no matter where we go.
    We had an incident in Lancaster, when some people approached my wife,
    while smiling and saying "Jesus loves you."
    I couldn't resist and said: "of course I do, but my name is Peter."
    They walked away scratching their heads.
     
    PeterN, Aug 5, 2012
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    Tim Conway Guest

    <g>
     
    Tim Conway, Aug 5, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    It's different in Florida. We have people who come and say "Jesus
    loves me". Invariably, they turn out to be politicians running for
    office.

    Every day, my mailbox is stuffed with campaign material. Our house
    gets more than some because I am a registered Republican and my wife
    is a registered Democrat. We are on both party's mailing lists. The
    GOP candidates could save some postage if they knew that, while I
    remain a registered Republican, I have no intention of voting for any
    Republican candidates.

    Almost every campaign flyer has a reference to the religion of the
    candidate. I find it very annoying that a candidate trades on his/her
    religion as a reason to vote for them.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 5, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Aren't those the guys going after the Hispanic vote?

    When I hear "Jesus" now-a-days, I can only think of John Turturro's
    role as the posturing bowler in "The Big Lebowski".
     
    Savageduck, Aug 5, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    No, the ones who make the most of their religiousosity are the white
    conservatives. They may be going for the Cuban vote, but their
    interest in Puerto Ricans and Mexicans is to keep them away from the
    polls.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 5, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    I was thinking in terms of "Jesus" the gardener, or perhaps "Jesus" the
    salsa chef, purely as a gag.

    However I agree that those who fully display their religiosity need to
    be kept at arms length and monitored with a wary eye.
     
    Savageduck, Aug 5, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    On 8/5/2012 12:30 AM, tony cooper wrote:

    That's a sad commentary on many voters. I strongly suspect that in NY,
    (at least in the South east Counties,) the inclusion of religious
    information would be a reason not to vote for them.
    It scares me that many don't see the hypocrisy that while they claim no
    government intrusion in their lives, they don't see governmental support
    of their beliefs as intrusion.
     
    PeterN, Aug 5, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Several times I have met very dark skinned people, who immediately tell
    me, "I'm not black, I'm Cuban. Yeah! Sure!
     
    PeterN, Aug 5, 2012
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 8/5/2012 12:30 AM, tony cooper wrote:
    :
    : <snip>
    :
    : >
    : > Almost every campaign flyer has a reference to the religion of the
    : > candidate. I find it very annoying that a candidate trades on his/her
    : > religion as a reason to vote for them.
    : >
    :
    : That's a sad commentary on many voters. I strongly suspect that in NY,
    : (at least in the South east Counties,) the inclusion of religious
    : information would be a reason not to vote for them.
    : It scares me that many don't see the hypocrisy that while they claim no
    : government intrusion in their lives, they don't see governmental support
    : of their beliefs as intrusion.

    Contrast that with those same voters' approach to the Second Amendment, which
    they construe as giving the Government virtually no say in how people use
    their firearms. In fact, both amendments are vaguely worded (presumably to
    ensure their approval by the states), in the misplaced confidence that
    Congress would be smart enough to pass laws applying them sensibly.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 5, 2012
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  17. The UK has a similar constitutional position. The monarch has no right to
    dictate the use of arms beyond what is deemed lawful by parliament. That's
    obviously where the fun begins.
     
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Aug 5, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Aug 5, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Yup! But, we have no guidance from the Supremes, as we do with the First
    Amendment.
     
    PeterN, Aug 7, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    I wasn't aware the OK had a written constitution.
     
    PeterN, Aug 7, 2012
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