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Sep 07, 2017 13:11 |  #1

Advancing years has mostly left me home bound and watching movie channels is my main pass time.
Boredom got me thinking about something very tacky...what's wrong with taking pictures of screenshots for personal use?

There are a few great screens shots in the newer 4-K movies, like "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Anyone have additional suggestions?


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Sep 07, 2017 13:15 |  #2

Time to dive into macro studio stuff. There are a lot of things at home that make great macro subjects.


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Sep 07, 2017 13:30 |  #3

Set up a home studio and have others come to you! :)

Create some photography blogs, or youtube videos, to create additional revenue streams maybe?

Becoming home bound really changes priorities I am sure. :(


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Sep 07, 2017 16:17 |  #4

I wanted suggestions as to what movies have great scenery.


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Sep 07, 2017 16:45 as a reply to chauncey's post |  #5

Supposedly The Revenant is good for scenery. I haven't seen it myself.


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Sep 08, 2017 05:25 |  #6

C'mon guys, help out an old man.


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Sep 08, 2017 06:34 as a reply to chauncey's post |  #7

You may have already seen this, but take a look.

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Sep 08, 2017 06:50 |  #8

OhLook wrote in post #18446871 (external link)
Supposedly The Revenant is good for scenery. I haven't seen it myself.

I couldn't agree more. The scenery is fantastic.


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Sep 08, 2017 09:01 |  #9

In no particular order (just what comes to my mind)

The Revenant
127 Hours
What Dreams May Come
Oblivion
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Into the Wild
The Fall
Interstellar
The Beach

I think The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is probably my favorite on this list though just for scenery and cinematography. It's a bit of a silly movie at times, but it's a total love letter to photography and the sense of adventure.


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Sep 08, 2017 13:31 |  #10

chauncey wrote in post #18446741 (external link)
Advancing years has mostly left me home bound and watching movie channels is my main pass time.
Boredom got me thinking about something very tacky...what's wrong with taking pictures of screenshots for personal use?...

I have to agree that taking shots of stuff on TV screens is rather tacky, and personally I would have no interest in starting a "macro studio". But unless you live in a basement with just a grating to let in light, you must have at least some windows with a view of the outside world - no? Whether you look out onto city streets or a garden or open country, there's always something going on - life large or small - that can challenge a photographer to make an interesting photo.

This is from someone who's been housebound himself due to illness not long ago - and is maybe even older than you.;-)a




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Sep 08, 2017 17:29 |  #11

Should be able to find something within those suggestions...thanks.


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Sep 08, 2017 18:09 |  #12

chauncey wrote in post #18446741 (external link)
Advancing years has mostly left me home bound . . . . suggestions?

Looking ahead a few years my advice for self is:

Unless your home is bursting with people and energy my best suggestion is to do what's needed to get out as much as possible and move as close to some kind of action as possible.

If we can't walk sixty miles maybe we can walk next door. If we can no longer swing the kayak onto the car we can't drive anymore, we can Uber to the shore. If it has come to the point of a wheelchair maybe we can wheel into the local elementary school or the local bar room or supper club or club meeting or or or or or

Years ago, back when she was only in her mid eighties, I spent some time with the amazing Maggie Kuhn doing a feature story. Her best quote was removed in edit and never saw print.

"Get old!" she said. "Get so old you can raise hell, do what you damn well please, rinse and repeat with no worries and the world will be a better place when you one day happen to die."


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Sep 08, 2017 18:12 |  #13

chauncey wrote in post #18446741 (external link)
Boredom got me thinking about something very tacky...what's wrong with taking pictures of screenshots for personal use?

Interesting. This could be good avenue to develop post processing skills.

I enjoy cinematic landscape videos which evoke a sense of first person flight. Not a fan of drone movement and the rapid cuts most producers insist on using but there are some decent work out there. My preference is anything shot from a plane. The longer the uninterrupted segment the better. Fighter compilations can be interesting, esp jets tearing up the Mach Loop in Wales.

Wolfe Air has produced a nice reel with beautiful landscapes (skip to 0:35)
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=t9rqkE70NTY (external link)

Search for 4k or 8k drone footage from Iceland, Norway, the Caribbean, etc. Phenomenal vistas. Just a matter of finding a video that works for you.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=RcIIJIYT7pw (external link)
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=Jbh6zrRgTiM (external link)

If you prefer movies, my picks are

Prometheus
Mad Max Fury Road
300
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Armageddon
Deep Impact
All 8 Harry Potter films

None of these have extended landscape sequences but do contain several worthwhile frames if you have the patience to look for them.

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Sep 08, 2017 18:22 |  #14

AZGeorge wrote in post #18447642 (external link)
Looking ahead a few years my advice for self is:

Unless your home is bursting with people and energy my best suggestion is to do what's needed to get out as much as possible and move as close to some kind of action as possible.

If we can't walk sixty miles maybe we can walk next door. If we can no longer swing the kayak onto the car we can't drive anymore, we can Uber to the shore. If it has come to the point of a wheelchair maybe we can wheel into the local elementary school or the local bar room or supper club or club meeting or or or or or

Years ago, back when she was only in her mid eighties, I spent some time with the amazing Maggie Kuhn doing a feature story. Her best quote was removed in edit and never saw print.

"Get old!" she said. "Get so old you can raise hell, do what you damn well please, rinse and repeat with no worries and the world will be a better place when you one day happen to die."

Damned good advice.

A macro lens and a flower garden and a few trees will keep one busy for hours every day! I used to do this every day during my lunch breaks when I lived in Missouri, USA. Great time and learned a lot with just a Canon Xti and EF-S 60 f/2.8 Macro USM lens at the time.


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Sep 08, 2017 18:37 |  #15

Another source of landscapes is nature documentaries. Make friends with David Attenborough.


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