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Old September 3rd, 2017, 03:11 PM
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Default Rocks that Rock! Where a rock defines the composition!

I was taken by this recent pictures shared by Antonio Correia of his walks around Setúbal, Portugal, perhaps the most wonderful seaside tourist welcoming, "fish-galore-eating-place" in the world besides Bodrum, on the Southern Coast of Turkey!




Antonio Correia: Rock by the shore

Setúbal, Portugal

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Old December 16th, 2017, 10:31 AM
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I could't remember this one until I made a search for another one.
Taken in India

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Old December 16th, 2017, 10:52 AM
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I could't remember this one until I made a search for another one.
Taken in India

Wow! Impressive one! Goats seems to be happy to get some "heavy" shade…
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Old December 16th, 2017, 10:59 AM
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Antonio, the missing original is https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-...QSFpX36-XL.jpg
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Old December 16th, 2017, 11:01 AM
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I could't remember this one until I made a search for another one.
Taken in India

I am astounded by the beauty and grandeur of this magnificent, awesome, terrifying but gentle art! Well observed. I see the influence of Luisa perhaps?

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......and is it also smiling?
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Old December 16th, 2017, 11:02 AM
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Might not be obvious, but this one was careful framed (waiting that the boat be in the right position/angle) so the rocks build a "strong" and efficient bg. Hard, heavy, rough and raw opposed to the softness of light and boat structure, and the sweet couple enjoying the sunset…


This image made numerous magazine covers - Shot with a Pentax 645Z of course
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Old December 16th, 2017, 11:28 AM
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Might not be obvious, but this one was careful framed (waiting that the boat be in the right position/angle) so the rocks build a "strong" and efficient bg. Hard, heavy, rough and raw opposed to the softness of light and boat structure, and the sweet couple enjoying the sunset…
This image made numerous magazine covers - Shot with a Pentax 645Z of course[/CENTER]
Nice !

All guiding lines towards the couple and then the rocks, at the distance.

The reflections ( clouds, sunset and couple) tell us that the couple is enjoying the scene.

I imagine: "Be ready." Moments later: "It's now, let's try some. Take your positions !"
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Old December 16th, 2017, 05:38 PM
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Yes Antonio! Exactly!
thanks!
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Old December 16th, 2017, 08:26 PM
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Might not be obvious, but this one was careful framed (waiting that the boat be in the right position/angle) so the rocks build a "strong" and efficient bg. Hard, heavy, rough and raw opposed to the softness of light and boat structure, and the sweet couple enjoying the sunset…


This image made numerous magazine covers - Shot with a Pentax 645Z of course
Very inventive, Nicolas. You are so fortunate to have had that rock there!

The models are just perfect. It really looks like they own the yacht!

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Old December 17th, 2017, 01:45 AM
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Thank you Asher.
"Fortunate" is not exactly the right term as we did sail the boat on purpose to that place: the Lavezzi archipelago between Corsica and Sardinia in the Med…
Yes the 2 models were perfect!
You may watch the film shot and edited by Romain there
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Old December 17th, 2017, 02:51 AM
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Rocks aren't good friends of sailors, but they are of photographers!


117 feet SY racing (safe!) in North Sardinia
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Old December 17th, 2017, 04:46 AM
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Rocks aren't good friends of sailors, but they are of photographers!


117 feet SY racing (safe!) in North Sardinia
Indeed, when they are smashed by long tele lens !
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Old December 17th, 2017, 09:09 AM
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Indeed, when they are smashed by long tele lens !
Good guess Antonio, handheld 500 mm! ;-)
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Old December 17th, 2017, 10:05 AM
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More rocks, still in the Lavezzi archipelago.
Same boat, same models, same rocks…



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Old December 17th, 2017, 11:06 AM
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Excuse me Nicolas but the first image looks fake to me. Or perhaps it is too confusing. And the halos around the blue area of the boat make me suspect...

Il y a quelque chose qui cloche et je ne sais pas quoi... mais je soupçonne.
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On the second picture apparently, the young girl could hardly see the seated writer... if ever.

The balance between the area inside of the boat and the area outside, is fabulous. Work of someone who knows what is doing !

Details that matter...
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Old December 17th, 2017, 11:44 AM
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Default "Levitated Mass" by Michael Heizer 2012

So the artist got millions $$ to cut and transport this rock and make a concrete trench so folk could walk. in awe underneath it. Michale Heizer's massive sculpture was installed in 2012 to much hoopla, with the news turcks and thousands of folk following its slow progress under police escort!





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Old December 17th, 2017, 12:16 PM
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Excuse me Nicolas but the first image looks fake to me. Or perhaps it is too confusing. And the halos around the blue area of the boat make me suspect...

Il y a quelque chose qui cloche et je ne sais pas quoi... mais je soupçonne.
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On the second picture apparently, the young girl could hardly see the seated writer... if ever.

The balance between the area inside of the boat and the area outside, is fabulous. Work of someone who knows what is doing !

Details that matter...
Bonjour Antonio
No fake at all!
What you see on the hull of the boat is the reflection on the shiny gloss of the seascape behind my back.
Rien ne cloche et tout est absolument vrai! I can send you thru PM the raw file!
Maybe the swell and perspective is challenging you.

On the other image, the woman inside is leaning in order to see the young girl.
If she can see the young girl, the reverse comes true…
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Old December 17th, 2017, 12:27 PM
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Antonio,

We had a similar misunderstanding with an actual film only photograph by Maris Rusis, where a parallelogram of bright light looked as it it was a post processing artifact. I knew from Maris, that he would sooner express a beleif in a Maritan Godess controlling the tides than do ANY digital work, period!

That's not how Maris works, ever! Essentially he works without electricity except for a light for his contact print or using his $45 scanner to show us!

I do not think Nicolas constructs any of his images. He will move a boat a thousand miles to get the scene. He wont, AFAIK, simply change the b.g. He wont even alter the color of leather seats to please the magazine publisher. He is very fact based and a purist to a fault!

Me? I'm a cheat and nothing I wouln't do for the purpose of the photograph's end use, even take eyes from one shot and place them in another or remove a plunging neckline to send a picture to the models mother!

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Old December 17th, 2017, 01:13 PM
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Thank you Asher!

Antonio, this is a small part of the series shot, the one posted earlier is on the last line on the middle.
Do you think I could fake all these?

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I surrender, I surrender !
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I feel somewhat left out, as I didnt discern where the problems were. If someone could draw red cricles round the interesting edges, I would learn something.

However, I did not notice anything untoward.


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So the artist got millions $$ to cut and transport this rock and make a concrete trench so folk could walk. in awe underneath it. Michale Heizer's massive sculpture was installed in 2012 to much hoopla, with the news turcks and thousands of folk following its slow progress under police escort!

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It is indeed a curious and challenging piece of sculpture !

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Me like! Both the rock and the shot :-) !
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I hope that this one has not too many artefacts!



Sorry for the horizon, not absolutely… horizontal!
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Thanks Nicolas for visiting my LACMA picture and your kind comment.


Your contribution is far more impressive!

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I hope that this one has not too many artifacts!

I assure you that even if they could be found with a scanning microscope they would be irrelevant!



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Sorry for the horizon, not absolutely… horizontal!

Actually, as long as we have a moon and tides and a spinning Mother Earth, horizontal is really just some insistence we have, but the oceans don't know that.

Making the water exactly horizontal is a custom and habit we have, but not the truth of nature!

Just the same, your picture is wonderful. I just worry that if tgecwind changes the boat hits the rocks!

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Actually, as long as we have a moon and tides and a spinning Mother Earth, horizontal is really just some insistence we have, but the oceans don't know that.

Making the water exactly horizontal is a custom and habit we have, but not the truth of nature!

Just the same, your picture is wonderful. I just worry that if tgecwind changes the boat hits the rocks!

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Ah! I feel better, I reloaded the image with the horizon straightened ...
This is important for me, because it allows to see the actual attitude of the boat ...
So it is not a custom clothing purpose.

Do not worry Asher, professional skippers know how to look at the weather. Moreover, that particular day (and it shows well on the picture) the sea was well formed by the wind of about 25 to 30 knots (more in the gusts), in this case the wind can change of strength but not too much its course. However, this can happen when you go under a cloud, but all good sailors know that ...

Also the shoot was made with a 70-200 (my Canon times!) at 175mm, hence the distance between the boat and the rocks seems closer than it is in reality.
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Nicolas,

So does the wind increase or decrease? I would imagine it increases!

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Somewhere in Bavaria





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Michael,

This is unique. I normally would be incensed that someone defacedcthe rock, but somehow this is actually interesting, like "warpaint" on a warrior!

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Inside the rock, just another perspective !
Ajanta Caves - India, unfinished cave.

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