So Go Count Them

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Ken Cashion, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Ken Cashion

    Ken Cashion Guest

    Surely this little trip is easy and I think many would find
    the answers entertaining...and it has to be so innocent that no one
    could get upset and start a fight.
    I would like for each of you to simply, walk through your
    house and count the prints on the walls that were made from your 35mm
    photography.
    Report back here with the number...prints held to fridges with
    magnets don't count, or do those suck up with thumbtacks on
    corkboards. :eek:)
    And I will always do what I suggest others do.
    I have 172!
    I had no idea it would be that many when I started writing
    this. I only have about 15 made with my TLR. I need more walls!
    Well, I always say that I shoot for hangars, but this seems a
    little excessive.
    By the way, I included the four 11x11s (35mm) secured flat on
    the ceiling. They are astronimical photos and that seemed the proper
    way to display them.

    Ken Cashion
     
    Ken Cashion, Sep 9, 2003
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    Nighthawk Guest

    Sadly, 0
    Not to say I don't want to, but for a blowup and framing $30 per print
    is something I'd rather spend on film and development (cash is tight).
     
    Nighthawk, Sep 9, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Ken Cashion wrote:

    SIR! YES SIR!!! ("Report back"? Boy aren't we getting big for our
    britches?)

    My quick count without getting up is 12; These are framed. There will
    be a couple more once I get around to locating innexpensive, quality frames.

    Most at 8x12, a few at smaller sizes.

    There is also a 5x3.5 (feet) poster. (So it's grainy. Sue me).

    4 of them in view from where I sit.

    ....not impressive unless they are framed (or at least mounted) and _all_
    dust free!
    What? There's a different way?

    Cheers, Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 9, 2003
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  4. 22. Mostly 8x10s, one 11x17 of my niece, the rest figure skating shots.
    All framed :p

    Mike
     
    Mike Lipphardt, Sep 9, 2003
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    Lisa Horton Guest

    I have only seven. There were more but I had to take down the ones in
    the living room. The bird was just too curious about what the frames
    tasted like :)

    Maybe I can count stacks of prints in the office instead :)

    Lisa
     
    Lisa Horton, Sep 9, 2003
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  6. Just had a quick look around. Haven't counted them but one thing struck
    me: My MF prints outnumber those I've made from 35 mm by a ratio of 2 to
    1. On the other hand, the amount of MF I've been shooting over the last
    years is almost marginal compared to 35 mm. So, what does this tell us?

    Mind you, I don't even like MF that much. The equipment is heavier, less
    versatile, and scanning it on my Epson 2450 is like watching paint dry
    compared to 35 mm with the LS-2000.

    I'm puzzled. Maybe I should switch to digital. ;-)

    Ralf
     
    Ralf R. Radermacher, Sep 9, 2003
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    Hickster0711 Guest

    All I see is 24, on the walls, but there's prints on about every flat surface
    that will keep them from sliding off. Sometimes when it gets windy, they go
    into the next room. I guess they count too. Bob Hickey
     
    Hickster0711, Sep 9, 2003
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    Ken Cashion Guest

    I haven't put a new print up for eight years and I have lived
    here 33 years...so this contributes to the mess of pictures I have.
    Also, when I retired, I brought home all the photography I had in my
    office. It was a big office...because it had no windows...few people
    in the government wants an office without a window...so I got big
    offices with lots of wall space. I planned it that way.
    We think of collectors who build their choice of artists for
    years...indeed, for a life time. I guess I am my favorite artist.
    It does take time but it is worth it over the long run.

    Ken Cashion
     
    Ken Cashion, Sep 9, 2003
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  9. Thomas E. Witte, Sep 9, 2003
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  10. Do they qualify for the "motion" series?
    Denny

    Sometimes when it gets windy, they go
    Bob Hickey
     
    Dennis O'Connor, Sep 9, 2003
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    Simon Lee Guest

    Ken Cashion choreographed a chorus line of high-kicking electrons to spell
    out:
    There are two 8x10 frames on the wall near my computer; I rotate
    their contents reasonably frequently. Elsewhere in the house are one of my
    paintings and one pastel, which don't really count for the purposes of this
    survey ;) . Much as I've thought about putting up more prints, proper
    framing and good locations are holding me back.
     
    Simon Lee, Sep 10, 2003
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  12. I used to have, roughly, 40. I don't like frames and consider them an
    unnecessary expense, so they were shadow-mounted on foamcore with blackened
    edges.

    Now, there's none. Recent moves and the promise of even more in the
    undetermined future have made it a luxury I choose to forego. That, and I
    have the website, which fulfills much the same purpose and garners a much
    bigger audience than my living room ;-). The website has ~ 130, all told?
    I'm too lazy to try and separate the thumbnails and accent images to count
    them.

    I find I get tired of my own shots soon enough, and can avoid them on
    the site if I choose. Plus, I get more motivated by seeing other peoples'
    work. And I can annoy my friends easily enough by sending new examples
    through e-mail. "Oh, look: mail from Al is taking a long time to download.
    Isn't that a shock?"

    Another interesting factoid: Of the ones I used to have on my walls,
    only a select few made it to the site. I like to think that this reflects
    improvement in quality and ability over a short span of time. But then
    again, I like to think I'm handsome, too...


    - Al.
     
    Al Denelsbeck, Sep 10, 2003
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  13. One, Soon to be two.

    I have gobs done by pros, and some family stuff taken by asst. family
    members.

    I have a daughter and a cousin that are artists and so most of the space is
    taken by pastels and oils.

    I have lots of my stuff on the walls at my inlaws house. :) :-(

    --
    -Keith



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    Rusty Shakleford, Sep 10, 2003
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    parv Guest

    Zero.

    For the cost of decent enlargements & frames, currenlty, i would
    rather buy film (and developing/printing) and/or lens(es). More
    importantly, it would be hard to get the desired cropping if one of
    the local labs prints (being machine dependent and all).

    Enough w/ the execuses ... if i count the *possible* pictures, they
    would most possibly be in single digit, not to exceed the count of
    20.


    - parv
     
    parv, Sep 10, 2003
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Quoting here as the original post was lost.

    15.
     
    Peter Chant, Sep 11, 2003
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