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Old September 12th, 2015, 11:44 AM
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Default Looking beyond! A collections of portals!

As you all know, I am, impressed with the work of Cem Usakligil showing geometric or spatial access from one system to another.

Let's expand this concept and share images that use the portal to look beyond!




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Old October 1st, 2015, 09:54 AM
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This image was taken several years ago. It's a huge roll of some sort of tubing to be set in in the ground. I saw it on the side of the road and loved the grass in front and the miniature landscape beyond and thought it fit this thread perfectly.


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Old October 1st, 2015, 10:27 AM
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Maggie, you are setting the bar too high for us... This is such a great image!
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Old October 1st, 2015, 11:01 AM
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This image was taken several years ago. It's a huge roll of some sort of tubing to be set in in the ground. I saw it on the side of the road and loved the grass in front and the miniature landscape beyond and thought it fit this thread perfectly.



Brilliant, bold and beautiful and bested mine by far!


..........and I was so proud of my opening move!


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Old October 1st, 2015, 11:20 AM
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Maggie, you are setting the bar too high for us... This is such a great image!
Thanks Jerome. I've always really liked this one too :-)
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Old October 1st, 2015, 11:25 AM
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As you all know, I am, impressed with the work of Cem Usakligil showing geometric or spatial access from one system to another.

Let's expand this concept and share images that use the portal to look beyond!




Asher Kelman: Portals, Unititled #1

2015, Portugal

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Asher, this is a great shot and what a fantastic view. So you went to Portugal; did you get to meet Antonio?
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Old October 1st, 2015, 11:27 AM
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Brilliant, bold and beautiful and bested mine by far!


..........and I was so proud of my opening move!


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Ha! Thanks Asher, didn't realize we were playing chess! :-D
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Old October 1st, 2015, 12:52 PM
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This is an old picture, but is the only one I can find in the theme now.

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Old October 1st, 2015, 02:15 PM
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Lovely shots all round.
Great series so far and this is OPF, I always find the bar set scarily high but that's a good thing. Daunting but good.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 03:20 PM
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This is an old picture, but is the only one I can find in the theme now.

This is great, Jerome. Such an interesting interpretation with the landscape beyond. Is this in the same place as your image with the unknown bicycle which I particularly love and just thinking of it, I can see in my mind's eye?

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Old October 1st, 2015, 03:54 PM
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Is this in the same place as your image with the unknown bicycle which I particularly love and just thinking of it, I can see in my mind's eye?

This one?


Yes, about the same place. I am really, really glad that you remembered it.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 05:12 PM
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This one?


Yes, about the same place. I am really, really glad that you remembered it.
Oui, Jerome, that one. I have always loved it. It is one of my favorites. :-)
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 10:05 AM
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Jerome,

So glad you preserved a history of a lifestyle that blossomed and then vanished.....or did it just move on to survive longer elsewhere?

Homo sapiens.......and all creatures, are built to explore the edges and boundaries of their current domain. That allows for penetration of new ecosystems. Any mountain that's crossed provides the next chasm of divide to conquer.

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Old October 2nd, 2015, 10:59 AM
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So glad you preserved a history of a lifestyle that blossomed and then vanished.....or did it just move on to survive longer elsewhere?
The people who inhabited these houses moved elsewhere. Some of them are still living in similar settings, other lead a more "mainstream" life. Some are dead. Some moved to warmer climates. Some moved to colder climates.

The ones who disappeared were replaced by younger ones. The places which were torn down were replaces by other places. Life is always starting anew.

You live in Beverly Hills. I am pretty sure that you would find similar settings within driving distance if you wanted to.
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 05:35 PM
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Weyba Bridge, #5

Gelatin-silver photograph on Freestyle Private Reserve VC FB photographic paper, image size 19.5cm X 24.5cm, from a 8x10 Efke IR820 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a 121mm f8 Schneider Super Angulon lens and a IR680 filter. Titled, signed, and stamped verso.

Exposure was 2 minutes at f22 and the negative contains detail from the dark jungle at the front of the bridge all the way out to the boards glowing in the noon-day sunlight.
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Old October 10th, 2015, 02:18 PM
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This might fit as well:






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This photograph of mines is a recent one.
I am afraid that it is not as good as I would like it to be but I hope it suits the idea of this thread. I am going to try to find a better one.

Jerome's images are superb. I love them.
I also love the ones by Maris and Michael.
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2004 Vietnam. I do like Oriental countries !

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Ladakh, North India. I also like this country !

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Weyba Bridge, #5

Gelatin-silver photograph on Freestyle Private Reserve VC FB photographic paper, image size 19.5cm X 24.5cm, from a 8x10 Efke IR820 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a 121mm f8 Schneider Super Angulon lens and a IR680 filter. Titled, signed, and stamped verso.

Exposure was 2 minutes at f22 and the negative contains detail from the dark jungle at the front of the bridge all the way out to the boards glowing in the noon-day sunlight.


Beautiful, Maris and fits perfectly with the theme. Did you need the double extension for this shot and if so why?

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This looks quite old. Is it part of an older estate?

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Old October 10th, 2015, 04:07 PM
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This photograph of mines is a recent one.
I am afraid that it is not as good as I would like it to be but I hope it suits the idea of this thread. I am going to try to find a better one.

Jerome's images are superb. I love them.
I also love the ones by Maris and Michael.
Antonio,

How could one improve on this! Unless to get the angel Gabriel or Moses in the picture instead, LOL!

Superb!

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Old October 10th, 2015, 04:10 PM
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This one?


Yes, about the same place. I am really, really glad that you remembered it.
This works as we already are looking for yet another portal in a large series. So we have a routine for breaking out meaning from what is shown.

If we can imagine that, then we can imagine beyond it as there shapes just serve as landmarks in an abstraction using "found" materials.

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Hi, Maris,

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Weyba Bridge, #5

Gelatin-silver photograph on Freestyle Private Reserve VC FB photographic paper, image size 19.5cm X 24.5cm, from a 8x10 Efke IR820 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a 121mm f8 Schneider Super Angulon lens and a IR680 filter. Titled, signed, and stamped verso.

Exposure was 2 minutes at f22 and the negative contains detail from the dark jungle at the front of the bridge all the way out to the boards glowing in the noon-day sunlight.
Just exquisite in so many ways.

Was the digital image we see here derived from one done by scanning the negative or the print that you describe?

Thanks.

Best regards,

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Wink! wink!...
Wink ! Wink ! ... LOL
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Old October 11th, 2015, 07:03 AM
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But Michael... the couple is so much in the dark... that we can hardly see it...
You mean that or is it my monitor ?
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