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Photo of the day

Discussion in 'Photography and Photos' started by Helveticum, Tuesday October 20, 2015.

  1. I like this type of photography, thought provoking, it kept me busy for a while just looking at everything in detail, you may look at it differently perhaps, I don't know.
     
  2. Digimonkey

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    P. - I'm just happy that you have taken the time to look at the pictures - and apply your critical faculties - so as to interpret them as you see them. We live in a culture awash with images - mostly shite, including my pictures. Still pictures are all in the eye of the beholder? In a real time sense - I don't see anything important in my personal pictures - I just respond to shapes and light when I take them. Any interpretation comes later. Yours - I.

    @Blademonkey @Helveticum @Barry Giddens
     
  3. I wouldn't say your pictures are shite at all, infact I find your pictures very interesting, maybe we all look at pictures differently and get different things from them. I can look at a picture of a tree and find interest in it, I think it's the way I look at everything in detail so yes pictures are all in the eye of the beholder. I am never critical when I look at a picture, I am not looking at composition or light or subject matter, just what's in front of me in the smallest of detail, how many cigarette butts in the ashtray, is the gas lighter full or half full, is there a lipstick mark on the wine glass, how big is that watch.......I like detail, it is interesting......to me! :) P
     
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  4. I’m with Paul. A seemingly very simple photo, but it holds the attention. You can’t help but wonder what is going on, or what has gone on. Your partner is a stylish woman Iain.
     
  5. I agree, stylish and elegant. P.
     
  6. Digimonkey

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    Thank you both - funnily enough, I'm with you on that. I'll pass on the compliment. She photographs very well - both because she has strong, defined features and that she is so used to having her picture taken by me that she is completely relaxed when a camera is pointed at her. In an informal sort of picture she will just continue doing whatever she was doing and let me get on with it. With a more posed image - she is very good at realising what I'm looking for and will take directions as to where to look, how to hold her self or where to put her hands without me having to explain myself at length. This is born of experience - I've been taking her picture for over 25 years. I don't think I will ever get bored of it - cheers - I.
     
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  8. Enchanting. P.
     
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    Evening H. - wow. An arresting image. Cheers - I.
     
  10. Thank you gentlemen! Rediscovering my old romance with portraiture lately. More to come.
     
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    H. - I would love to see more of your portraits. I'm rapt with the picture of the girl. Enchanting - as P. said -and fascinating in turn. Pin sharp on the eyes and drifting out front and back to further emphasise the expression, lovely muted colour palette. Should you wish to share - what's the story? - yours - I.
     
  12. Thank you, glad it did stand out!
    However, there's no story as such. I have recently been contemplating pursuing a pro career in photography - in case I am completely bored with office work, and going somewhere like Thailand, Vietnam or Bali to just chill and photograph tourists there. So there's an obvious need to build a portrait portfolio - since I've been focused on street and travel stuff for the past several years. And now I just find random pretty girls online and invite for a free photo shoot. Three so far, and a couple more to come.
    This one is called Anastasia - she's 15, currently geography major while dreaming of being a fashion designer, and simply loves posing. Trying too hard for the most part (as 15 year old girls do), so I was trying to capture the rare moments when she was more of her young vulnerable self. This was the best picture of the day for me.
     
  13. Very well done and you never know, you could be the one to find the next up and coming super model. Not bad work if you can get it ! :) P.
     
  14. Cheers mate. This one actually does look a bit like a mix between Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle Fanning. Will definitely invite her for more sessions!
     
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    SR-Panamik1.jpg

    Portraits - on their way to school - Panamik - Indian controlled Kashmir.

    Nikon F2 - 28mm Nikkor - Fuji film.

    Yours - I.

    @Helveticum @Barry Giddens
     
  16. Whoa, Nikon there! Great picture mate :)
    P.S. also have that 28mm, good lens.
     
  17. Digimonkey

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    Thank you - good glass H. Old school metal bodied Nikon lens. I personally think they are better than the modern AF versions. Apart from anything else you can accidentally drop them and they are fine. Not that I make a habit of dropping my lenses. cheers - I.
     

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