All about Photograph

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  1. GreeKKTiNoS

    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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    A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety

    —Ansel Adams


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  2. danger_dave

    danger_dave Home again

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    &#8220;For half a century photography has been the "art form" of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due? to the designer of the camera? To the finger on the button? To the law of averages?&#8221; - Gore Vidal.

    Obligatory pic of my bike:
    [​IMG]
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  3. GreeKKTiNoS

    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]
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    Photo by Ara Guler <o:p></o:p>










    Tell him to stop drinking !
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  4. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Not bike themed because I was working, but I took this one Friday night with the big camera. I love getting paid to "play".

    [​IMG]

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  5. GreeKKTiNoS

    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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  6. GreeKKTiNoS

    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]

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    Digital camera, no Photoshop&#8230;<o:p></o:p>
    (yesterday)
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  7. The Cyclops

    The Cyclops Long timer

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    [​IMG]
    Ansel also said a great photograph is knowing where to stand! Not berating the guy, he is my hero. You will never get an appreciation for his work until you see his prints. They are amazing, it looks like you can just walk right through them.
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  8. danger_dave

    danger_dave Home again

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    I saw on the news a few nights ago they just verified some new Adams glass plates found in a suburban garage sale.
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  9. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    I read about that. It seems there is some dispute over actual origin. Still, the photographs and Adams' work are both stunning.

    -Joe
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  10. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

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    novel quote.


    Same should be said about painter's brushes, pigments and canvas'; musicians should defer any credit to the instrument maker; and writers to the makers of their pens, paper or computers.
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  11. redog1

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    Nice framing and like the black and white. You don't always need color.
    Nice job:clap
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  12. danger_dave

    danger_dave Home again

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    I always liked the yarn that goes:

    An Engineer retires from the factory.
    The factory breaks down and nobody can work out how to fix it.
    They call the retired Engineer as a last resort, he says 'I can fix it but it will cost you $500 per hour'.
    After all other efforts are exhausted they employ him as a consultant for $500 an hour.
    So he goes down to the Factory, grabs a big hammer and whacks the boiler just where the valve sticks.
    All good, production resumes - $500 thanks.
    '$500 for hitting the boiler with a hammer! Outrageous!' Claims management.
    'No' says the Engineer 'The $500 is not for hitting the boiler. It's for knowing where to hit it.'


    Now I see that maybe all you have to do for photographers is change it to 'knowing where to stand'.


    Or lie down. :-)

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  13. danger_dave

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    Was just looking at it. Some of my better shots are because of where my press pass lets me stand.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwirider/4179501773/" title="No 1 - The Win by KIWIRIDER, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/4179501773_40a8e66d8f_b.jpg" width="1024" height="640" alt="No 1 - The Win" /></a>
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  14. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Ya gotta know when to stand there, too. Never have had any luck getting sunset photos at high noon. :lol3
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  15. danger_dave

    danger_dave Home again

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    Or dawn!

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  16. GreeKKTiNoS

    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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    All in focus, fantastic colors
    just perfect !
    (and the moment of gloory...Epic)
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  17. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    re: knowing where to stand.
    It often takes a few tries to work that out!

    I tried a few positions to photograph this gravestone. The close-ups looked great, but there was nothing to show it was a gravestone, the others showed the graveyard but the background elements were distracting. Too many subjects. I got the winner by crouching very low and shooting high.

    <a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/4882761039/' title='San-Salvador by antontrax, on Flickr, via Patr' alt='San-Salvador' height='1324' width='800'><img src='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4882761039_00eb544d33_o.jpg' alt='San-Salvador'/></a>
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  18. TwoShots

    TwoShots Vagabond

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    Ugh.

    Like many others here, I enjoy taking the time to compose a shot that may capture a lasting 'feel' years later when/if it's hanging on the wall. Some days it works, others not. In the end, though, to say that is an expression of what one feels about life in it's entirety is a little over the top. I mean c'mon. Photography is not, and doesn't need to be a religious experience for most people.

    Not trying to suck the fun out of it, but hero-worship in these forums just stuns me.

    Adams' style is not unique. He was simply the right place at the right time.
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  19. crosscountry

    crosscountry Bear went over Mountain

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    haha, what a load of ignorance.

    His style has been repeated, I guess making it non-unique. But what sets him apart was his subject. He lived out there always looking for a better shot. There is no "right place at the right time" when you spend days and weeks in the same spot composing a shot.
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  20. TwoShots

    TwoShots Vagabond

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    I was referring to the demographic that seems to perpetuate his style as something unique, and the timeline in which his popularity peaked.

    Regarding the style: Others had very similar approaches. Many before him. Dissemination of information about their work was weak by comparison, which didn't allow them to receive, even to this day, the notariety afforded to Adams. They were in the right places, but wrong time.
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