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Old September 1st, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Charlie,

The dunes are exquisite and the cacti are truly stunning.

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Old September 3rd, 2010, 07:05 AM
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Default Striking Sunsets, Getting beyond Postcard-Pretty or Merely Sentimental!

Hi community!

I'm sharing here the pictures of my latest travel!

Wonderful Tree!

This image was taken next to the road, while going to who knows. I wanted to take a pic of the red stuff under the tree, but due that we trespassed a fence, I just lacked in courage to go closer ^^


Km 915:

A route pic! I just found the little banner quite gorgeous ^^


Atardecer en la estación:

Just in time, before the sun went to the other side, we stopped the car and shot here to these amazing tanks.


And the last pic! It belongs to the same abandoned station:

Spectral Refraction.


All pics edited only and only! in LR3.

Have fun!!!

Leo

PS: We finally found we were travelled around 500 Km or so, to Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 09:27 AM
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Leo,

We had to also have a copy of the set here as these uniquely show the 5th dimension, beyond time: sunset happening in time around a person's life.

Fasinating!

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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:44 AM
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Leo,

We had to also have a copy of the set here as these uniquely show the 5th dimension, beyond time: sunset happening in time around a person's life.

Fasinating!

Asher
Well... thank you Didn't know I've been in the 5th dimension! =D
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Great picture! The way the footprints are displayed and the variety is so good! Would be nice a dinosaur footprint too!
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Old September 11th, 2010, 12:16 AM
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I shot a single sheet of film. It's drying as we speak. It will look very different from this.
I knew it! That's what I'd expect.

There was a famous photographer, I though it was something like Bosch, (I'll have to find it), who had a large camera custom built for him and travelled some hundreds of miles across the country to the one single location chosen for his assignment, to expose just several plates, (I believe it was an 11x14 camera!) and then returned home! He developed just one as a test. It was perfect, so he threw out the other undeveloped plates!

I have no doubt that your one sheet was perfect and you didn't need any backup!

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Old September 11th, 2010, 10:06 PM
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Ha ha ha, not nearly as macho as you paint me. Actually my intent was to shoot with 2 new-2-me antique lenses. A Dagor, and a rather rare Protar IIa. When I got there I discovered I'd left the lenses at home, so set up with the venerable Voigtlander Heliar and did this shot. This was within minutes of the first shot I posted. Maybe 5 minutes earlier. Very different in it's feel.


model a ford in it's natural habitat

This is 6.5X8.5 format with 14" Heliar lens. 1/8th second @ 32 1/2. Film is Kodak Aerial recon Plus X at 125 asa.
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Old November 5th, 2010, 02:19 AM
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OK, arm twisted and others more noble have posted yet better examples.....



cole & cavin

In this, there's a charming reflection of trees in the rear panel of the motor car that adds a sense of belonging to the landscape. We don't see much evidence of the sun. Still, the light has model the 3 dimensional form of the 2 children within the interior space of the venerable car and the outside of the car is so well built it's hard to imagine we are not looking at the real thing.

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Ha ha ha, not nearly as macho as you paint me. Actually my intent was to shoot with 2 new-2-me antique lenses. A Dagor, and a rather rare Protar IIa. When I got there I discovered I'd left the lenses at home, so set up with the venerable Voigtlander Heliar and did this shot. This was within minutes of the first shot I posted. Maybe 5 minutes earlier. Very different in it's feel.

model a ford in it's natural habitat

This is 6.5X8.5 format with 14" Heliar lens. 1/8th second @ 32 1/2. Film is Kodak Aerial recon Plus X at 125 asa.

Jim,

I'm surprised to see the cars shadow so hard and below the car. The Ford is flatter in the image than the previous case. Perhaps it's due to the lens or else the light.

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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:06 PM
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Noosa Harbour, Winter Sunset

Gelatin-silver photograph on Fomabrom Variant 111 VC FB, image area 16.3cm x 21.4cm, from a Tmax 100 negative exposed in a Mamiya RB67 camera fitted with a 50mm f4.5 lens and #25 red filter.

I did my last serious colour photography in 1977 and I don't feel like going back to it even for a gorgeous sunset. Whether a sunset is a subject that can be done with merit on monochrome materials is a moot point. I happen to think so.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 09:10 PM
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Gelatin-silver photograph on Fomabrom Variant 111 VC FB, image area 16.3cm x 21.4cm, from a Tmax 100 negative exposed in a Mamiya RB67 camera fitted with a 50mm f4.5 lens and #25 red filter.

I did my last serious colour photography in 1977 and I don't feel like going back to it even for a gorgeous sunset. Whether a sunset is a subject that can be done with merit on monochrome materials is a moot point. I happen to think so.
Beautifully convincing Maris.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 09:16 AM
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[QUOTE=Maris Rusis;106359]

Noosa Harbour, Winter Sunset

Gelatin-silver photograph on Fomabrom Variant 111 VC FB, image area 16.3cm x 21.4cm, from a Tmax 100 negative exposed in a Mamiya RB67 camera fitted with a 50mm f4.5 lens and #25 red filter.


"Mission accomplished", Maris!

You put the sun, otherwise hidden by trees, in the water. The line to the boat is lyrical. Great touches in the verticals to counter the sweep of the scene. Yes, this works for me too!

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Old November 22nd, 2010, 02:56 PM
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You put the sun, otherwise hidden by trees, in the water. The line to the boat is lyrical. Great touches in the verticals to counter the sweep of the scene. Yes, this works for me too!
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Asher, nothing gets past you! The key to the scene is putting the sun and the "hot" patch of sky behind the tree. Once that is done film exposure can be increased to catch nuances of detail in the dark tones. The red filter lifts the pink luminous edges of the clouds to give them a little extra drama. Finally a gentle graded burn was given to the sky whilst being careful to stop short of the black sky - white reflection absurdity.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Maris once commented on a photo of mine that to make a sunset shot work, you need more than pretty colors; you need something of interest as well. This shot, in black and white, nicely demonstrates that point.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Was thinking of posting this picture in B&W, but went for color. I think I'll shoot this on film.



Asher Kelman: The Rodeo collection, Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills

Sigma 8mm 5DII, stitched in Autopano Giga
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Old November 28th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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Asher Kelman: Sunset on Rodeo Drive"
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"Torso": sculpture by Robert Graham, 2003, located in and centered on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

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Mark,

Are you more comfortable now?

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Old November 29th, 2010, 06:05 AM
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Themes should flow from one picture to the next. To keep this thread fast-moving, I've put discussion of my Rodeo Drive picture here.

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Old December 3rd, 2010, 12:34 PM
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Gates with barbed wire fascinate me!



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Gemütlichkeit macht frei!

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Old January 13th, 2011, 09:55 PM
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Gates with barbed wire fascinate me!




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Gemütlichkeit macht frei!

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A great observation ndeed! But is emütlichkeit the delusion of the person said to be, or confessed to be "in comfort" or ourselves, the observers who read the signs above the gates and just continue making pies, pastries and and sausages and go on their merry way?

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Old January 14th, 2011, 08:44 AM
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Hi, Asher,

A great observation ndeed! But is emütlichkeit the delusion of the person said to be, or confessed to be "in comfort" or ourselves, the observers who read the signs above the gates and just continue making pies, pastries and and sausages and go on their merry way?[/QUOTE]

It was just a word play on the infamous sign!

By the way, did you know that the "B" in that sign (it was, very un-German-like, in all upper case) was intentionally put on upside down by the inmates who installed the sign, as a subtle sign of disobedience. It stayed that way.


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Old January 23rd, 2011, 01:07 PM
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Hi, Asher,

A great observation ndeed! But is emütlichkeit the delusion of the person said to be, or confessed to be "in comfort" or ourselves, the observers who read the signs above the gates and just continue making pies, pastries and and sausages and go on their merry way?

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By the way, did you know that the "B" in that sign (it was, very un-German-like, in all upper case) was intentionally put on upside down by the inmates who installed the sign, as a subtle sign of disobedience. It stayed that way.

Best regards,

Doug



When I made my own picture of the barbed wire at sunset, I had in my mind the horrible vision of the gates of an extermination camp!

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Gemütlichkeit macht frei!

Best regards,

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A great observation ndeed! But is emütlichkeit the delusion of the person said to be, or confessed to be "in comfort" or ourselves, the observers who read the signs above the gates and just continue making pies, pastries and and sausages and go on their merry way?

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Old March 3rd, 2011, 11:37 AM
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I like this one, for me it marks the transition between natural light and artificial light. A short story without words.

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Old March 3rd, 2011, 01:17 PM
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That light bulb one is good, not only for the composition but also the tones.
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This has always been a favorite of mine.



Jacob Eliana: Corn Field

This is lovely, and the structure of all that foliage against that colour is great to look at in my view. Really nice.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 01:52 PM
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Thank you, Paul! Very kind of you to say that.
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Maybe an unusual setting, but I believe that it fits in here:


A almost drove past this, but stopped fortunately. I immediately liked the combination of reflected sunset and bus stop.

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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:19 AM
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my share...
Mabua Beach, Surigao City, Philippines


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Old May 18th, 2011, 01:18 PM
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Cool!
Bahamas some years ago, a catamaran sails to heaven (shot for commercial):

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Old May 18th, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Cool!
Bahamas some years ago, a catamaran sails to heaven (shot for commercial):


Magnificent, Nicolas,


But how did you get the sun and the boat lined up? No one has a sunset like that, for sure!


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Old May 18th, 2011, 01:30 PM
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Hey Asher, I sais shot for commercial!
This means that the shot was prepared…
We did chose the beach I shot from the day before, set the desired distance of the boat from beach, checked the exact time for sun being in the right place and came back the day after for the real shoot! (of course we were all the time talking with the boat by radio).
For the rest there is absolutely no trick… That was a real sunset! (very usual in the Bahamas ;-)

A few seconds before (the girl at the bow wasn't ready…):

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