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Other / Re: Two strong remarks about photography (to me)
« Last post by Akira on June 26, 2019, 08:59:35 »
Apparently Jacques concluded the discussion nicely.  :)
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Other / Re: Two strong remarks about photography (to me)
« Last post by Airy on June 26, 2019, 08:54:53 »
nicely put
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: June 2019
« Last post by Jacques Pochoy on June 26, 2019, 07:53:48 »
Thanks Akira.
For a bunch of rough iron workers they leave their worksite in good order.
Being neat, orderly and precise are important qualities for someone who works on steel beams a hundred feet in the air.

Great one ! Just as sailors, when you work with a tangled rope it can be dangerous. Those guys like their work !
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Other / Re: Two strong remarks about photography (to me)
« Last post by Jacques Pochoy on June 26, 2019, 07:50:34 »
Jacques,

As an architect Iím always looking at things in as many different ways as I can, climbing and bending, looking up, down and backward. But Iím not sure if that is because I chose architecture or architecture chose me. In architecture school and in practice Iíve met many architects who only look straight ahead.

Anyway, Iím glad to have cameras which can help share what Iíve seen, or share what Iíve created from what Iíve seen. Like you I find some purpose in that sort of sharing.

We also have those sort of architects who believe that churning full ahead will get them to fame... And, alas, it happens, as we live in a "star system"! Though my teaching of all those small tidbits, or how many details you can find in a few square meters of street, how it holds up in ones memory ( ŗ la Gordon Cullen ), then, how it provides you with "depth of field", allowing each user/viewer to find it's own place in the "frame" ! Then you add a bit of "speed" (Paul Virilio) and a sensibility to exposure (ASA/ISO aka weather or crowd or even local culture) and you have the recipe for a good project (or a great picture  ;))!

Like Airy who manages to do his thousand and one trips with each time a different story, or Akira who plays between the inanimate and the living with subtlety, most of us try to be like the pilot stranded in the desert in "The little Prince", we stop defining the sheep precisely and put it in a crate (with holes in it so it can breathe), so that all can have the sheep they dream of... 8)
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Themes, Portfolio Series, PaW, or PaM / Re: [Theme] The Number 13
« Last post by mxbianco on June 26, 2019, 07:43:37 »
Carmen Amaya was born on November 13th 1913. I have been in charge of the visual material and today I have learnt that one of the images is used for the front cover of the magazine "Artes Escťnicas".
  The 13th issue  :o :o :o

 You can download a pdf for free here: https://academiadelasartesescenicas.es/revista/28/artescenicas-13/
I will add that there are 13 red pieces in this photo (#386): 12 letters and 1 accent  :)

Ciao from Massimo
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Camera Talk / Re: Leica M-E ($3999)
« Last post by richardHaw on June 26, 2019, 07:32:45 »
As an I... But I've been telling myself to stop looking at M8. 2 used.  I know it's not the same thing, but I'd love to play with a modern rangefinder.

There last rangefinder I've used is my Yashica E5000.

the best thing is it will drive prices down  :o :o :o to more realistic levels (used Ms)
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Other / Re: Two strong remarks about photography (to me)
« Last post by Jack Dahlgren on June 26, 2019, 06:55:57 »
I believe most child have it, unless they are cocooned in a strict environment. Most loose it in teenage years because of trying to be adults... As a teacher of Architecture, it's part of my job to get them back to that state (mostly by hand drawing but photography can help too, as reading ! ).
Many of my students (circa 24 years old) tell me that now they are themselves surprised of "seeing" so many details while walking their usual trip to our school.

"Seeing" is one thing, "framing" (or communicating the observation) is another. The two must be learnt at the same length of time !
I, usually, ask them to re-read "The little Prince" by Saint Exupťry, then to apply it to their trip and draw the results... 8) It's not very different of a "story-board" in which the said details would appear as a "key" to the story  :o

Jacques,

As an architect Iím always looking at things in as many different ways as I can, climbing and bending, looking up, down and backward. But Iím not sure if that is because I chose architecture or architecture chose me. In architecture school and in practice Iíve met many architects who only look straight ahead.

Anyway, Iím glad to have cameras which can help share what Iíve seen, or share what Iíve created from what Iíve seen. Like you I find some purpose in that sort of sharing.
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: June 2019
« Last post by Jack Dahlgren on June 26, 2019, 06:44:36 »
Jack, this is a really neat objet trouvť.  And it is represented nicely under the pleasant lighting.

Thanks Akira.
For a bunch of rough iron workers they leave their worksite in good order.
Being neat, orderly and precise are important qualities for someone who works on steel beams a hundred feet in the air.
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Camera Talk / Re: Nikon Z6/7 mirrorless system
« Last post by Hugh_3170 on June 26, 2019, 05:13:23 »
Yes, and be prepared to work at the taking aperture when doing the metering - which might get a little dim if the light is bad.

If you tape over the Zeiss 135mm contacts, you can (must) use the aperture ring, if that's what you prefer. But then you have to manually set the focal length/max aperture and lose some exif data...
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Nature, Flora, Fauna & Landscapes / Re: Green frog on Lilly pad
« Last post by Randy Stout on June 26, 2019, 04:37:41 »
Peter:

I often get the feeling that frogs are in fact smiling. Rather like the effect we have visually from bottle nose dolphins.  Hard not to like them!

Cheers

Randy
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