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    From a competitor https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/features/25-top-films-about-fictional-photographers?fbclid=IwAR1nXD5GKKg-g3j7I0TsdGhMKPICr39zW2g2ypcdLwfwQfO28asJhc9sNHU
  2. Love the originality on the first one here:
  3. Some really neat and some really desolate places in the eastern Sierra area of California. It is dry for the most part but you see incredible weather crossing over the mountains from the west. It also has its share of abandoned places - and here's one! Comments welcome. gb
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    Desert Sun Up

    Thanks fellows. This is actually a significant crop. One good thing about very high resolution sensors is the ability to crop the shot and get a decent image size. I think this one would be so much better if the mill was sharper. Not sure if it was moving or what (?) Anyway, you're right Vivion, this image says something about a new era. That's pretty neat and maybe a theme to aim for in other shoots? Keith, just shot, didn't even think of what it symbolized. Time to, maybe? GB
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    Susan Sontag

    Sounds like you fellows know here 🤐 I think I'd heard her name but just stumbled across that quote, thought it was interesting. What she wrote isn't completely outlandish. It is just a point of view. Believe it or not, I've run into several people in the past who also feel pretty much the same way. While in Tanzania the locals didn't want you taking pix of them. Someone said they feel it steals their soul. But if you give them $1 they let you. Apparently their soul is for sale (for only 1 dollar). I wonder what Susan would have thought about that?
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    Desert Sun Up

    Comments welcome.
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    Susan Sontag

    I like this quote: The method especially appeals to people handicapped by a ruthless work ethic—Germans, Japanese and Americans. Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.
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    An early evening

    Thanks Fellows. Dallas, I see what you mean about it being a bit too dark. however, click the image; it doesn't look too dark any more, does it? It's all about the border, where the white in the normal view makes it seem too dark, but the dark gray in the selected view makes it seem about right. The moon definitely seems to be the subject, but it's not a dominant one. More of a supplement. I think the boat masks are it, but are a little like a herd of zebras - all just there (and maybe the buildings are the predators, looking at them, from afar). They are definitely jammed by the way, which I sort of saw as amusing. Chris, this one's tough to find an ideal crop. W/o the moon, it is boring. I avoided clipping off the tall white mask. I like the idea of reducing the water, it seems to add little, but when I tried it almost seemed like a dry dock. Ahhh. I guess this one is a challenge. Let me try a few EXPTS and see what I come up with ... gb
  9. Thanks Dallas. Yep, there's not a lot in the way of a hard subject, nor anything at the end of the road. It's all about the lines, perspective and vanishing pt. But I think something at the end may ruin it in some way. Alas, this shot is decent composite material. I will think of something. gb
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    An early evening

    Comments welcome. Always looking to improve my moon shooting skills.
  11. Not sure what category to put this one in. Comments welcome. This shot might be a good candidate for a composite, for the sky seems to need 'something' (?) gb
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    Don't make me mad

    Thanks fellows. I need more feedback this year so expect to see more posts from me in 2020. Dallas, Luc, I bought the Tamron F017 90mm f2.8 macro about 6 months ago and am still learning what its characteristics are. Note that I also have an older manual focus Tamron 90mm f2.8, but was finding it unusable during model shoots with the models moving around so much. I've found that the new version has different bokeh, and am still determining where it works and doesn't ... here, I think it created a sort of strange, unearthly look in the model's eyes (can anyone say, The Terminator?). It will take a lot more experimentation to know where to use it and where not. crowecg, I think I see what you mean. This was shot while there was still sunlight. I just played around with it to try to create the effect you describe, not sure I got anywhere w/ it, but here it is. Here's another full portrait of the model BTW. A bit of a warm up shot.
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    Don't make me mad

    Comments? gb
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