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Aug 06, 2008 03:11 |  #1

hey guys, i've been posting randomly the past few years, here's some new work i've been doing. it's film, all scanned in on a canon scanner, and everything will be printed 20" x 30" for show. the group is about seeing the ocean not as an escape, but as support. it's an exercise in being hasty, imperfect, and open. here they are, c+c appreciated as i'm not finished with the concept or the body of work

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Aug 07, 2008 00:43 |  #2

nothing?


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Aug 07, 2008 23:18 |  #3

i dunno...not the right type of work i guess...thanks anyways :rolleyes:


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Aug 08, 2008 01:06 |  #4

I like the 1st one. They do look a tad overprocessed with the blues. Back off on those blues and try warming it up a bit.




  
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Aug 08, 2008 09:47 |  #5

They are noisy, poorly exposed and, except for the first, lack interesting composition. Does that make them art, and I just don't understand?


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Aug 08, 2008 23:18 as a reply to  @ sparker1's post |  #6

thanks for the words guys. a bit on the processing: they're shot on a high speed velvia, i think maybe 800? in a contax t2, that might explain the grain. like i said, they're hasty scans on purpose. the exposure looks fine on my monitor so i'll have to check others, the colors are very untouched and true to the slides. only photoshopping i did was get them a little less yellow, because my scanner warms everything up, but no levels or anything...the film's just very contrasty.

i'm interested in your comment on composition, sparker. could you elaborate on that more? out of all i posted, the first is my least favorite, because it's a very heavy frame- so i'm interested in your opinion.


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Aug 09, 2008 07:34 |  #7

For me the only one that's ok is the first, nice comp. with the beach/water leading you into the shot. But the horizon slope down to the l/h/s. this may be how it is but just looks wrong to me. The 3rd just looks out of focus, the others look like snap shot's to me sorry about that.




  
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Aug 09, 2008 10:51 |  #8

OK, my opinion is just that, not necessarily what others think. I look for some subject that is interesting. Even abstracts, IMO, need something that attracts the eye, such as geometric angles, strong colors, unusual patterns, etc.

Normally, I don't comment on photos that simply don't appeal to me. However, you seemed to be complaining about lack of comments.


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Aug 11, 2008 13:55 |  #9

ok cool. i think this forum is absolutely based more around "stock" type imagery, and this is absolutely not it. I also would tend to disagree with you about geometry, angles, strong colors, etc...in that the emptiness of the frames lend themself to thought, movement, and meditation. but that's why it's not done yet! thanks, your comments have absolutely made me rescan and edit a couple of these photos, and i'll deff. update when the project is done :)


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Aug 11, 2008 18:22 |  #10

Actually, I think this forum represents the broad range of interests and values you'll find across the general population. You seem to be going for a pretty narrow niche. That's great, just don't be surprised at a lack of comments here.


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Aug 11, 2008 18:38 |  #11

Hey!
I must say I really like these photos (I must be in the narrow niche). I'm an 'art photography' major and will say that if we turned in maternity shots, baby photos, etc. for a show or for an assignment, we'd get skinned alive and nobody would really know what to think or if we were being serious. I'm sure the same goes for you. I like your photos because of the colors, the compositions, and because they illustrate the theme you are conveying. Great job!


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Aug 13, 2008 19:11 |  #12

thanks mate.

sparker- i guess your right in that this project will force the viewer to dig deeper than just traditional composition, and force them to break away from the digital "perfect picture" stereotypes. I think in general it will not appeal to the "general population"...i just hoped on a board of thousands it would appeal to 1 or 2 that could maybe lend a hand


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Aug 13, 2008 21:42 as a reply to  @ corterlifecrisis's post |  #13

I think the appeal of images such as these will depend a great deal upon the quality of the printing, and the medium upon which they're printed.

The compositions aren't unlike those one would see in oils or watercolors, where the texture of the pigment or paper is able to 'carry' the image's broad expanses of tone.

The size of the images which have been posted makes it difficult for me, on my monitor, to assess texture or quality of tone well.


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Aug 13, 2008 23:50 as a reply to  @ johngpt's post |  #14

I like the style/feel of your photos. Nice work!


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